About Bhoramdeo Temple


Bhoramdeo Temple, or the ‘Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh’, carved on the rocky stones in the Nagar style is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated in the Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh, This temple was built in the period of 7th to 11th century A.D and is beautifully located amidst mountain ranges. The temples are said to be built by King Ramchandra of the Nag Dynasty. The Shiva Linga in the temple is wonderfully carved and the artistic appeal beckons the visitors. The Bhoramdeo temple has a resemblance with the Sun temple of Konark and The Khajuraho temple.

What to See in Bhoramdeo Temple


Sculpture Art - Bhoramdeo Temple

The erotic sculptures of Khajuraho & Konark are surely a landmark of the sexual representation of Indian religious art, but the erotic art in Chhattisgarh also does not lag behind. A number of sculptures are carved on the outer wall of the Bhoramdeo Temple.  These sculptures are classified into two categories; Sculptures of divinities, and sculptures of erotic figure.

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Chheraki Mahal

Chheraki Maha temple is dedicated to the ‘Chheras’, a band of nomadic pastoralists who inhabit this region. The garbhagriha houses a linga set in the middle of a small tank. The walls are made of brick and are starkly unadorned. The architecture of the temple and the sculptures has led scholars to conjecture that this temple was built around the same time as the Mandwa Mahal.

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Mandwa Mahal

The “Madwa Mahal” near the Bhoramdeo temple is another beautiful historic monument, worth seeing. Madwa Mahal is known as the memorial of the marriage of Nagavanshi king and Haihawanshi Queen. It is also called Dullhadeo. Nagavanshi emperor Ramchandra Deohas built it in 1349 A.D. The Shiva Linga is inside the ‘Garbha Grih’ and the ‘Mandap rests upon 16 pillars’. The erogenous idols of this temple are also extremely beautiful.

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Open Air Museum

There is an open air museum within the temple complex which has a large collection of archeological antiquaries unearthed from the area, which are dated to 2nd and 3rd centuries. A particular find on display is of Satipillars, which have unique architectural motif in which couples are carved in squatting amorous postures called the "alingana-mudra".

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Kawardha

Kawardha is a peaceful and attractive place located on the southern bank of river Sakari located 116kms northwest of Raipur. The main attraction of the city is the magnificent palace. It was build during Maharaja Dharamraj singh’s reign, between 1936 and 1939. Kawardha has historically been an important center of the Kabirpandhi Movement. Kabirpanths are the followers of saint Kabir, the revolutionary social reformer and Poet- saint of the 16th ...

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Bhoramdeo Sanctuary

Bhoramdeo Sanctuary forms the lush, undulating backdrop of the Bhoramdeo Temple which it is named after. The deep green of the Jungle spreads over the rolling Mikhal Hills. Covering a total area of about 300sq. km, the Sanctuary is a yet undiscovered natural treasure trove.

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