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Temples in Morena District, near Gwalior, Part 6: Padhavali

Padhavali is a small 18th c AD fort or garhi built around a 10th c AD temple, close to the Bateshwar (or Batesar) group of temples. All that is left of the temple is the plinth and a portion of the entrance structure. It looks like the fort was built to take advantage of the high plinth that the temple was built on.

 

High plinth and fortifications, with the remains of the temple visible behind the wall

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Bastion of the fort or garhi

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Temple plinth and fortifications above

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Temple remains on their high plinth, which is now the fort courtyard

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Looking at the surrounding countryside (and fog) from the garhi. We can see the illegal stone mining that has been going on in the area for decades

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