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Nimar festival is organized every year in Madhya Pradesh at
1. Khajuraho
2. Maheshwar
3. Omkareshwar
4. Mandu

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Maheshwar

The correct answer is Maheshwar.

  • Nimar festival:
    • Nimar Utsav is the annual 3-day event that is held at Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh around Kartik Purnima (November).
    • The festivities comprise music, dance, and drama and activities such as boating and canoeing.
    • It is organized and celebrated on the banks of the holy river Narmada.
    • Maheshwar is the place where the festival is held is situated at the banks of the holy river Narmada and was known as the one time capital of the Holkar Queen Devi Ahilya is renowned for Ahilya Ghat and saris.

  • Khajuraho:
    • Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh.
    • It is famous for its ancient temples that depict some of the finest art in the world.
    • Built between 950-1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty, these temples depict various forms like meditation, spiritual teachings, kinship, wrestling, royalty and most significantly, erotic art.
    • The temples consist of stunning displays of fine sculptures and exceptional architectural skill, making them one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
    • Based on their geographical location, the temples are categorised into three groups: Eastern, Western and Southern. Beautiful, intricate and expressive.
  • Omkareshwar:
    • Omkareshwar is a famous pilgrimage centre that includes one of the 12 idolized Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.
    • The name Omkareshwar means 'Lord of Omkaara', which is one of the Dwadasa Jyotirlinga shrines or the 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of a Jyotirlingam.
    • It's a sacred island that is shaped like the Hindu symbols 'OM', drawing millions of travellers from all across the globe.
    • It has two ancient shrines including Omkareshwar and Amarkareshwar.
    • This holy place is located on the meeting point of Narmada and Kaveri River, making it a must-visit pilgrimage destination for Lord Shiva devotees and leisure travellers alike.
  • Mandu:
    • Mandu or Mandavgad is an ancient city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district.
    • It is located in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh, India, at 35 km from Dhar city.
    • In the 11th century, Mandu was the subdivision of the Tarangagadh or Taranga kingdom.
    • This fortress town on a rocky outcrop about 100 km (62 mi) from Indore is celebrated for its architecture.

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