Situated in Kawardha , the north-western Chhattisgarh district Bhoramodeo is often called the “Khajuraho of Chattisgarh”. The picturesque Maikal hills and dense forests make an immensely beautiful blend of nature. The location is famous for the spectacular temple of Lord Shiva. The magnificent sculpture of the temple is breath-takingly beautiful. The intricately carved walls and pillars of the temple are cause of wonder. The idols of elephants and lions are queued up on the top, enhances the decorative look of the temple. The temple has idols mainly those of Uma-Maheswar, Natraj, Narsimha, Vaman, Krishna, Surya, Kaal, Bhairava, Nritya Ganesh, Kartikeya, Tandul, Shivgang, Chamunda, Ambika, Sapta-Matrika and Laxmi-Narayan. You can find traces of ‘Ram-Katha’ engraved in stones. Amidst a variety of idols the erotic sculptures of the temple are known worldwide for their beautiful carving. The different sensual poses, reflects the lifestyle of those historic periods.
Places to see in Bhoramodeo: Apart from the mesmerizing Shiva temple, there are also some other visiting spots in Bhoramodeo. These include:
The “Madwa Mahal” near the Bhoramdeo temple is another beautiful historic monument, worth seeing. Just one km. away from Bhoramdeo , Madwa Mahal is known as the memorial of the marriage of Nagwanshi king and Haihawanshi Queen. ‘Madwa’ is a word from the local dialect synonymous to marriage pandal. Madwa Mahal was originally a Shiv temple but due its shape, like a marriage shamiyana, it is known as “Madwa Mahal”. Madwa Mahal was originally a Shiv temple but due its shape, like a marriage shamiyana, it is known as “Madwa Mahal”. It is also called Dullhadeo. Nagwanshi emperor Ramchandra Deo has 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. On the outer walls there are as many as 54 erotic sculptures in different poses. They are artistically significant.
This temple is also situated in Shankari-Cherki basin at village Chaura (ancient Chawarapur) near the Mandawa Mahal. The temple is made of brick with plaster. The Cherki Mahal is smaller in size incomparison to those of Bhoramdeo temple and Madwa Mahal. The brick structured temple is 0.5 km away from Madwa Mahal having the main entrance in the east. Nagwamshi emperor had built this Mahal or temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the 14th century.
Banjari Mata Mandir
Banjari Mata Mandir is a very popular temple of Raipur. It is believed that the temple was established by Shree Harish Joshi. According to folklore Shree Harish Joshi found a stone looking like an idol of Banjari Mata. After discovering the idol he started to worship and hence got the attention of the local people. Since then that particular spot has been converted into a temple.
Nearby attractions around Bhoramodeo: Located at a distance of 16.7 km from Bhoramodeo temple, Kawardha now named as Kabirdham is a peaceful and attractive place located on the Southern bank of river Sakri. Due to the advent of Kabir Sahib and the establishment of the seat of descendants of his disciple Dharmdas, it was named as Kabirdham. It is a treasure trove of breathtaking scenery & fascinating reminders of India’s rich cultural heritage. The site houses a wonderful palace. This lovely property was build in the 1930s by Maharaj Dharamraj Singh using the best Italian marble and stone, stands out in the 11 acres of lush green garden.
Things to do at Bhoramodeo: Sight seeing is all you can enjoy in Bhoramodeo.
Best time to visit Bhoramodeo: The best time for a visit Raipur is during the winter season between the months of October to February/March when the climate is pleasant.
How to go ?
Chhattisgarh has a domestic airport in state capital, Raipur, which is connected to almost all the important airports of the country. Indian Airlines operate frequent flights to Raipur from various destinations of India. From Raipur buses and taxis are available for different parts of the state.
Raipur and Bilaspur are two major railway heads of Chhattisgarh. These railway stations are served by a number of express trains from all over the country.
Good network of roads criss-cross the state of Chhattisgarh. National Highway No. 6, 16 and 43 connect all the important cities and towns of Chhattisgarh with each other and also with other parts of the country.
Where to stay ?
Bhoramodeo offers very few accommodation options. Some of these are:
Bhoramodeo Jungle Retreat: www.bhoramdeojungleretreat.com
Tourist Rest House (Chattisgarh): +91-0771-4224600, 4224611, 4224622, 18001026415
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