The Maa Sharadha Devi Temple located in Maihar in Satna is another popular religious site. The temple is situated atop the Trikoota Hill, and around 1063 steps lead to the temple shrine on top. A ropeway has been designed for pilgrims who are unable to make the climb. Maihar also has its history and legend. It is believed that Lord Shiva while carrying the body of the dead goddess mother Sati, dropped her necklace or ‘har’ here, giving the place its name Maihar.
The legend of Alha and Udal who were devotees of Sharada Devi were the first to visit the temple in dense forest and address the goddess by the name of Sharda Mai. The pond of Alha and Udal can be seen from the temple which also gives a panoramic view of the surroundings below. The ropeway ride that costs Rs. 110 also helps one take in the fantastic views. The Alha Talab can also be visited to spend some peaceful time amidst the hills and lush vegetation. There is also an Akhada that is located behind the temple. The Gola Math Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, BadiMai Temple, Oila Temple, Pannikhoh Falls; Purva Falls are some of the other attractions in Maihar.