Bhoramdeo Temple
Bhoramdeo Temple
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Tanmay Majumdar
Mumbai, India564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
11 Th century holy temple which is very nicely preserved with great care and devotion . Wonderful location with peace and abundance of natural beauty to have darshan , puja and spend time for relaxing on lawns , boating on the beautiful lake . Almost on starting point of hilly forest terrain and far from crowded towns but very approachable by road . It takes 2.5 hrs from Raipur by car .
Written 19 November 2023
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williamsamaddar
Kolkata (Calcutta), India99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Located in Kawardha [presently Kabirdham] district of Chattisgarh,a little around three hours drive from Bilaspur is this hidden gem,not many people are even aware of. The exquisite temple stands on a five feet high platform and is built on the Nagar style of architecture prevelant in that era. The residing deity is Lord Shiva who is worshipped as Bhoramdeo. This temple complex which is built at the foot of the thickly forested scenic backdrop of the Maikal range of hills can be entered from three sides with the walls exhibiting magnificent sculptures. A must visit.
Written 29 November 2022
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nvntiwari
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Bhid wali zindagi se break lena hai to bhut achhi jagh hai
Boat me zrur ghume thoda pair drd krega par bhut achha hai
Written 17 November 2020
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John
Vadnagar, India258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Tenpke 8s loocking so nice and beautiful,art of temple is so nice,architecture is good,temple is cleane.
Written 17 April 2020
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MrandMrsBen
Somerset, UK300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The most amazing atmospheric puja and arti ceremony we have every attended. Everything was so friendly and we felt so uplifted by our visit and participation.
Written 29 March 2020
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ushabanerji
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had not heard of Bhoramdeo or it's temple till we planned our trip to Chhatisgarh. A living temple in a small complex with ancient and newer temples, it is in a good state of preservation, while a smaller one next to it, also a Shiva temple, is crumbling.
What is surprising is the extent of erotic sculpture on the outer walls, similar to those in Khajuraho and Konark. It's probably too off the tourist circuit to get attention like the others, but it makes one wonder if there are others elsewhere not as well known.
Written 6 February 2020
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Anjan Sengupta
Raipur, India1,739 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is a unique Temple which is smaller but much older than the Temples of Khajuraho. This is probably one of the oldest Shiva Temples which is retaining its current structure for last 1100 years.It gives a great feeling once you are inside the Sanctum and are able to touch the Lord. But unfortunately, the Temple Trust and Authorities of Chhattisgarh Govt have shown some negligence regarding the maintenance of this Temple. Some unnecessary structures of concrete and steel including railings for crowd control have been erected too close to this Temple. Also the Temple Wall has been damaged to fit an Air Conditioner. Such a Heritage needs a better preservation
Written 7 September 2019
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Saurabh24
Raipur, India133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
The temple has many religious sculptures and erotic sculptures as well. If you are a lover of ancient India, then you have to pay a visit to this temple and see how the Shiva Linga is beautifully sculptured.
As a part of my long drive journey, I started from Raipur to Kawardha via Bemetara (It's a 141.5 Km Ride-One Way) by road.
We continued on the highway(NH-30) up to Kawardha, stopping once for a snacks refreshment & twice - thrice for the cattle to pass.
From Kawardha, we took a smaller road to Bhoramdeo Temple that snaked through the low hills and fairly dense forests(Lushy Green in Rainy Season or In winter Season,It is best to visit during August to October for the greenery.).
There was hardly any habitation along the way and the road was empty except for the occasional moped or two.
At first view, the temple stunned me. The fact that there could be a temple so beautiful, yet so unknown, miles away from civilisation was equally intriguing and surprising. Previously i had seen only pics of Bhoramdeo, but coming face to face wit it, i was at a loss of words. I remember how it actually took me about half an hour to get over the initial feeling and start shooting.
As you can see, the temple is surrounded by tall leafy trees that block most of the sunlight. Even when the sun is pretty high-up in the sky the courtyard is dark, which complicates a good exterior shots. The trip was over two years ago and back then i was not as proficient with the camera as i am now. As a result i got some really crappy shots of the temple from the outside.
Built around 1089 AD by Lakshman Dev Rai in the Paramara style of Malwa, the temple houses excellent examples of Vaishnava, Shaiva and Jaina sculptures. The coming together of such a body of art from different religious planes at one particular place proves the existence of a reign which was tolerant to all religions. Legend has it that the temple was dedicated to the tribal deity, Bhoramdeo, a form of Shiva.
As with most Hindu temples, the garbha-griha of the temple faces east.
The temple’s location in the middle of a dense forest, miles away from the historical routes has ensured that the sculptures have remained sheltered from the forces of nature and the destructive tendencies of mankind.
The place is nicely maintained and is peaceful. We did not experience crowd and did darshan comfortably.
School children, families, couple and groups were visiting and found the place also good for picnic because of big garden and also play area. There is also a water body and boating is available.It is situated in a huge campus which also houses a museum.The whole temple is full of marvellous architecture.
There are a few more small temples and a huge garden and is covered with large mountains and full of trees everywhere.
A small lake and a large garden complete the set
Good for short time spending with Friends. Full of greenery in the season of monsoon. Own car adds a piece of delight in exploring nearby attraction.
There is also a lake nearby which provides boating facilities.
Standing there and seeing the many sculptures depicting the many poses leaves all with a mixed feeling of spirituality and sensuousness. The surrounding places are also beautiful. The drive is through villages and it gives a good glimpse of a typical peaceful village life. Make sure to drive back when there is still light. The over all experience is very satisfying.
You can spend some real peaceful time.
Written 3 May 2019
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Er Sushil kumar
Bilaspur, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Nice place, natural place and ancient temple bhoremdev temple which attracts all the visitors. Very attractive place.
Written 11 February 2019
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Manu
New Delhi, India170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
The place is nicely maintained and is peaceful. We did not experience crowd and did darshan comfortably.
School children, families, couple and groups were visiting and found the place also good for picnic because of big garden and also play area. There is also a water body and boating is available.

Written 3 January 2019
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