The historic town of Itkhori is a popular Buddhist centre known for its ancient temples and archaeological sites. Various Buddhist relics dated between 200 BC and 1200 AD have been found here. The most popular attraction in Itkhori is the spectacular Maa Bhadrakali temple complex that dates back to the 9th century. Its statues stand as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the region. The temple adjacent to the Maa Bhadrakali Temple is known for its grand shivling, which is adorned with the carvings of as many as 1,008 shivlings. Another important attraction is an ancient stupa that has 104 images of Bodhisattvas and four principal Buddhas sculpted on its either side. There is also a stone slab that is believed to have the foot impression of the 10th tirthankara of Jainism, Sheetalnath. Legend has it that the aunt of Lord Buddha, who failed in her efforts to distract him from meditation, gave up here. As she lost at this place, it was named 'Itkhori', with 'it' meaning this place and 'khoyi' meaning lost.

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