The ancient Mahadev temple in Devbaloda was built by the Kalchuris in
13th Century. Kalchuris have built many shrines across Chhattisgarh. But the mythological figures in this temple depicts clearer sketch of Kalchuri’s imagination. Perhaps, a of their belief getting firmer. sing
How to Reach Mahadev Temple in Devbalod
The Mahadev temple in Devbaloda is equidistant from Raipur as well as Bhilai towards Charoda. Devbaloda road intersects Raipur-Bhilai highway at Charoda Signal. Till a certain point the roads are concrete and well built, then there’s a patch with a long flat ground with the chosen path. It connects to a single lane road till the site. One can easy take hatchback on this road without worrying about ground clearance. There’s just one milestone throughout the way, very close to the actual location. Therefore, we suggest activating Google Maps to make sure you’re on the right path. However, the sequences of these image might help to reach too.
The Temple Premise
Similar to the Bhand Deul mandir in Arang, even this Mahadev temple is in the middle of
Sculptures in Mahadev Temple
Six stone pillars support the column of this Mahadev temple. The pillars have imaginary creatures and geometric figures, very prevalent sculptures among Kalchuris. One can readily notice the sharpness and the details of these structures compared to other temples of Chhattisgarh. As if, their imagination were getting clearer with time. Compared to other structures, these stones are highly polished too. The walls of
A fine artist sculpted Mahadev temple
The temple witnesses highest footfall during Mahashivratri when the disciples of
A visit to Mahadev temple in Devbaloda can be clubbed with a visit to Sai Mandir in Charoda about 15 mins away on the highway. Also, in a little distance of about next 20-30 minutes you can visit Kevalyadham temple.