Sironj, Vidisha

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Sironj was previously known as Sironcha. It is a historically laden city that lies north-west of Vidisha. The town of Sironj was a Jain pilgrimage centre on the periphery of Bundelkhand. Sironj is about 85 kilo metre from the town of Vidisha and is famous for its presence of many shrines, temples and mosques. The Jama Masjid in Sironj is believed to be built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb in the 17th century. One can also see the ruins of the observatory built to measure the height of Mount Everest during the 18th century.

The Giridhari Temple in Sironj is assigned to the 11th century AD. Also of marvel are the old and pristine temples of Jatashankar and Mahamaya. Madam Mohan Temple is one of the ancient temples in the country. Sironj is famous for textiles like Muslin and Calicos. It is considered to be the oldest town in India.

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