Temple of Teli or Teli ka Mandir on Gwalior fort is credited to be the oldest shrine of the ancient city of Gwalior. The origin of the primal shrine dates far back 8th or 9th century AD when Adivaraha Mihir Bhoj of Kannauj ruled over the of control of Central India.
Architecture of Teli ka Mandir on Gwalior Fort
The extraordinary temple is constructed inside the fortification of the spectacular Gwalior Fort. Architecture, design and layout of this temple are rather interesting and depict the consummate skill and expertise of the ancient craftsmen and architects. The temple represents a round shape barrel or a shikhar and presents a stunning sight. There are many views regarding the construction of this old shrine. Some claim that it was constructed under the generous patronage of an oil merchant while others attribute it to a work of experts of fine arts hailed from South India. But the authenticity of these claims is questionable.
However, the age-old Teli-ka-Mandir that dates back from medieval age is one of the matchless shrines of Central India that attracts myriads of tourists on a tour to Gwalior city.