The Bhoramdeo temple is known as ‘Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh’ which is located at Bhoramdev. It is located around 21 kilometres away from Kawardha and is prominently famous for its captivating 11th century Lord Shiva temple complex.
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Significance of the Temple
The Temple of Bhoramdeo lies in the banks of river Sakri. This temple was built by King Ramchandra of Nagar dynasty who married Princess Ambika Devi of Haiya dynasty. The Temple of Bhoramdev has a special attraction for lovers of archaeology and history.
The curves and the angular projections of the temple here represents structures depicting the local style of architecture which is a fusion of the retreating ‘mountain-range’ style that is found in the Shikhara (top) of the temples in Khajuraho and the short-blocked curvilinear form that can be witnessed in the temples of Orissa or Odisha. The façade of such Shiva Bhoramdeo Temples near Kawardha exhibit magnificent sculptures.
The Temples of Shiva and Bhoramdeo in Kawardha are situated at a distance of 18 kilometers from the city. The temple is situated to the North of Raipur, which is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. Hence this auspicious place is indirectly accessible from various parts of India.
Thus, with all such transport facilities, a visit to the Shiva Bhoramdeo Temples, Kawardha would certainly make your tour to Kawardha, an unforgettable one.
Maharaj Ramachandra who was one among the members of Nag Kingdom of Chhattisgarh established the famous temple of Raipur where the Bhoramdeo Festival is celebrated today. Situated at a distance of around 135 km from the city of Raipur, the temple becomes a live manifestation of vigor and celebration in the last week of March when Bhoramdeo festival takes place.
Compared to the historically famous Khajuraho temples, the edifice of Bhoramdeo temple reflects the architectural mastery of the ancient rulers of Chhattisgarh. As one of the prime symbol of religious shrines of the state of Chattisgarh, the temple becomes a vibrant platform of cultural extravaganza. The local people of the state come in large numbers to the premises of the temple to witness the aide array of festive events.
It has been highly recommended that Bhoramdeo temple should be visited when the Bhoramdeo Mahotsav is held, which would give fascinating experience for travellers. Other attractions here near the temple include visiting nearby native villages to take a sneak peak of rural India by interacting with them. Trekking in the jungle of Maikal Hills is another attraction that would not be missed out. Later in the evening one can enjoy the tribal dance performed. There is also Bhoramdeo Sanctuary nearby.
Accommodation near the Temple
Accommodation at the Bhoramdeo Jungle Retreat is the nearest resort to this temple. However, one who visits here can also choose to stay at Raipur, where many budget hotels are available.
The near by places for visiting are Bhilai, Arang, Durg, Rajim, Chamaparan, Sirpur or Shirpur, Turturiya, Kawardha, Ratanpur, Kanker, Lutrasheriff, Champa, Malhar, Keskal, Girodhpuri, Seorinarayam, Saroda Reservoir and Kanha National Park.
Through Airways -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.
Through Railways - 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. Raipur is situated between Mumbai and Howrah, two major railheads of west and east, so several important trains pass through this railway station regularly.
Through Roadways - 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.