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Durg Palari Shiva Temple – Chhattisgarh

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Durg Palari Shiva Temple – Chhattisgarh

Palari, Durg District,

 Chhattisgarh 491222

Moolavar

Shiva

Introduction

The Palari Shiva Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located in Palari Village near Dhamtari in the Durg District of Chhattisgarh, India.

Puranic Significance: The Palari Shiva Temple was built by Nagavanshi Kings during the 14th to 15th century CE.

Special Features:

  • The temple is east-facing, a traditional orientation for Hindu temples.
  • It comprises a sanctum, an antarala (connecting chamber), and a Mandapam (pillared hall with 16 columns).
  • Inside the sanctum, you can find the sacred representation of Lord Shiva, the Shiva Linga.
  • The pillars within the Mandapam are adorned with Kirtimukha motifs, which are decorative elements commonly found in Hindu temple architecture.
  • In front of the sanctum, there is a Nandi idol, the sacred bull and the vehicle of Lord Shiva, positioned within the 16-pillared Mandapam.

Location: The temple is situated on the banks of the Deva Talab Pond and can be accessed via the Dhamtari – Gunderdehi Route. This picturesque location adds to the temple’s cultural and spiritual charm.

The Palari Shiva Temple has been recognized as a site of national importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958. This designation acknowledges its historical and cultural significance, making it a significant heritage site in Chhattisgarh.

Century/Period

14th – 15th Century CE.

Managed By

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Nearest Bus Station

Dhamtari

Nearest Railway Station

Dhamtari Station

Nearest Airport

Raipur

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