About Bhoramdeo Temple
Bhoramdeo Temple is also known as Bhoramdev temple. This is sometimes also called the “scintillating poetry in stone.” This temple is a complex that also contains other smaller attractions apart from the most famous Bhoramdev Mandir such as the open-air museum, Istaliq temple, Cherki Mahal, and Madwa Mahal. With the inclusion of such other structures within the temple complex the temple of bhoramdeo becomes a great spot for archaeology and history lovers.
Bhoramdeo Temple History
The first question people will ask themselves, when they hear a name like Bhoramdeo. How or why did someone name it like that? In the case of Bhoramdeo temple, it is quite simple. Tribals who inhabited this territory were Lord Shiva’s worshipers and they referred to him as Bhoramdeo, and thus the name. Bhoramdeo temple in Chhattisgarh is known for its exquisite background and history. Bhoramdeo is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, with a thousand-year legacy. This exquisite temple was said to be built by Laxman Dev Rai of the Fan Nagvansh dynasty.
Bhoramdeo Temple Architecture
The architectural style associated with this temple is the Gurur type. The Bhoramdeo temple has many intricate carved images embedded onto its walls. As any Hindu temple, the entire design is baked around the mandapa. In Bhoramdeo, the central four pillars support the mandapa. In Bhoramdeo, one can also find intricate carvings of Lord Ganesha, and Lord Shiva.
Other things to see in Bhoramdeo Temple during your Bhoramdev Darshan
As mentioned before, Bhoramdeo temple is not just a free-standing temple, but rather a complex. There are in fact other things one would want to see in this Bhoramdeo complex. So here is a list for you:
Open air museum
This historical temple also hosts an open air museum that has a great collection of architectural artefacts. These artefacts were ones that were found in the nearby areas. There are also many historical pieces of art dedicated to Uma Maheshwar.
The Istaliq temple was the first temple built within the Bhoramdev temple complex. It was built around the 2nd and 3rd centuries. This small mandir within the main temple complex was built with burnt bricks of clay. Here one can find a sculpted Shiva Linga, as well as images of Uma Maheswar.
Cherki Mahal is the last temple in the complex, it is often very hard to locate. It is a small shrine that is covered in a shrubby layer.
The Madwa Mahal lies around a kilometre away from Bhoramdev Mandir, the main temple complex. The Madwa Mahal was built in 1349, in the honour of King Ramchandra Dev and Queen Raj Kumari Ambika Devi’s wedding.
How to reach Bhoramdev Mandir
The Bhoramdeo Temple is located near the foothills of the Maikal mountain range. There is an influx of busses on a regular basis that can take you to Bhoramdeo Temple. These busses are available from especially from the major cities of Raipur, Karwadha, and Jabalpur.