Mahismati

Thats a Petticoat, not a flower!

Maheshwar's famous goats finds a shelter from the monsoons.

Elephant frieze detail from Ram Mandir.

Well, India is winning medals in shooting!

Women with elaborate ghunta's descend the steps of Maheshwar's ghats.

Thats for the next Olympics.

Red is the theme.

A weaver works on a Maheswari saree.

Joy ride.

Picture time.

Maheswari Sarees.

Dressing up.

The Narmada.

Always time for makeup.

Description

Maheshwar town is built on the site of the ancient city of Mahismati and is mentioned in the Mahabharata and Ramayana as the capital of Southern Avanti, a region in Western Madhya Pradesh on the Malwa Plateau. Built on the banks of the mighty Narmada, Maheshwar became prominent in Indian history when in the late 18th century, Marathi Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, ruler of the state of Indore, made Maheshwar her capital. She embellished the city with many buildings and public works, and it is home to her palace, as well as numerous temples, a fort, and riverfront ghats. She also revived the colourful Maheshwari saris, the main economy of the region. These cotton saris are weaved with distinctive designs involving stripes, checks and floral borders.