Shiddeshwar Temple

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Shiddeshwar Temple in Palari Village on Raipur Baloda Bazar Road

Shiddeshwar Temple a fine specimen of existing brick temple is situated at 70 kms distance from Raipur at Palari village on Raipur-Baloda Bazar road, on the bund of Balsamund talab. A Shiva Linga named ‘Shiddeshwar Temple’ is installed here. This temple is decorated with figures of elephants, Ganesha and lions are shown in chaitya window. A fine specimen of existing brick temple is situated at 70 kms distance from Raipur at Palari village on Raipur-Baloda Bazar road, on the bund of Balsamund talab. A Shiva Linga named ‘Shiddeshwar’ is installed here. This temple is decorated with figures of elephants, Ganesha and lions are shown in chaitya window. It was constructed in 7th–8th cent. A.D. This temple faces west direction. On the entrance of the temple the statues of River-Goddesses, Ganga and Yamuna are standing, which is highly decorated with depiction of Trideva (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) and of marriage of Shiva. A fine specimen of existing brick temples of Chhattisgarh. The whole temple is decorated with Kirtimukha motif and figures of Elephants, Ganesha and Lions.




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