After these 2 artistic villages, we set out for a place called Hirapur famous for Chausath Yogini temple. I had never visited a temple like this before, it is a small circular structure and an open-air temple. The moment you step inside, you will be surrounded by the yoginis placed here in a circular fashion. The temple structure is made up of sandstone and the yogini idols from black chlorite. The presiding deity is that of Mahamaya adorned with a garlands and a red cloth. Each idol is different in the way it is carved and is a spectacular sight. This is a place which falls in a ‘must-visit’ category.
As per Hindu belief Shiva is incomplete without Shakti and this ruined temple is dedicated to Shakti the wife of Lord Shiva. Situated about a distance of 10 KMs from the city center near Hirapur. 56 idols of Shakti, made up of black granite stones on a circular wall are worshiped in this temple. This temple is believed to be built in the 9th Century AD by queen Hira Devi of Bramha dynasty.