Teli ka Mandir, Gwalior

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Teli Ka Mandir is placed within the Gwalior Fort. It is called as oil man’s temple. It is a massive structure which is of 100 feet. Its roof has a Dravidian architectural style while the cravings or sculptures are of North Indian style. It has a mix of Hindu and Buddhist architectural styles. It is supposed to be the oldest monument within the Gwalior fort premises.

It is supposedly built in 11th century or 8th century. Teli ka Mandir was supposed to be Vishnu temple which, later became a temple consigned to Lord Shiva. The temple has sculptures of goddesses, serpents, loving couples and Garuda inside it.

 

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