Kaleshwari group of monuments
Lavana, Gujarat 389230, India
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Kaleshwari group of monuments is a group of momuments located at the Mahisagar district. The group includes intricately-carved temple ruins, two stepwells, a reservoir, structures with panels of erotic sculptures and idols scattered all over the site. The ruins are located at the foothills and on the hillock. They were built between the 10th and 16th century; some monuments were reconstructed after the 18th century. These are State Protected Monuments.
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Kadana dam is an earthen and masonry dam on the Mahi River in Mahisagar district . The dam was constructed between 1979 and 1989. The dam supports a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station.
Shamlaji temple is located on the banks of the Meshvo river in the valley surrounded by well wooded hills. It is also referred to as Dholi Dhajawala due to white silk flag fluttering on top of the temple. The Shamlaji temple is dedicated to vishnu or Krishna. Several other Hindu temples are located nearby. A microlith site known as Dhek-Vadlo locally was found near Shamlaji.
The temples found here are split into several complexes and those light upon the religious beliefs of their rulers. The structures here exhibit a mixture of Shaivism,Jainism and Vaishnavism.In 1954 the archaeological survey of India began excavations and found out several temple existences here.
The initial structure of this seven-storeyed edifice was built in the 13th century, while the additional rooms, wings, floors, courtyards, and fortifications were added through the years by the successive rulers. Current status of the Juna Mahal's architecture is completely in ruins due to lack of consistency maintenance.
Roda Temples include the 8th-9th century dated seven Hindu temples built during Gurjara-Pratihara or Rashtrakuta period. It also includes a reservoir and a stepwell. They are located between Raisingpura and Khed Chandarani villages, 18 km from Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, India. It is located on the bank of the seasonal stream which merges the Hathmati river downstream.
Dev Somnath Temple is the only temple in the whole world that is made of only stone, without any kind of packing material like sand, lime, etc. It is located on the banks of the Som River in the Dev Village. Built-in the 12th century A.D. by the Sompuras, this three-story structure is standing on 150 pillars with each pillar displaying the Takshan style. The pillars are made of stone and have several unclear writings on it.
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The Mahisagar district in Gujarat observes its name from holy river Mahisagar. Paleontologists stumbled upon dinosaur bones and fossils during a regular geological survey of Balasinor, later identified as Rajasaurus narmadensis. It was the first dinosaur fossil discovery in India.