The Mahadev Temple in Deobaloda is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. This temple belongs to the Kalchuri Period. The temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. Temple witnesses high footfall during Mahashivratri when the devotees form nearby villages gather here for Lord Shiva’s blessing. The event is also accompanied by small fair
The temple is east facing, built of sand stone. It has a Garbhagriha and a pillared Navaranga Mandapa(hall). The shikhara which is supposed to have been built in Nagara style is missing. The Garbhagriha houses a Shiva Linga of about 1.5 feet in height which is approached through a highly ornate door entrance guarded by Shaiva Dwarpalas.Inside the garbhgriha one can find idols of Goddess Parvati, Ganesha and Hanuman among others.
Legend / Local stories
It is believed that that the sculptor who was building the temple got so much engrossed in his work that he didn’t care about his clothes. He became naked while continuing to work day and night to complete the temple. His wife used to bring food for him, but one day his sister came.
How to Reach:
The Mahadev Temple is built in the small town of Deobaloda in Bhilai Charoda It is well connected by train and road.
By road: The temple is well connected by the National Highway by road, located 20 km from the capital Raipur city and about 15 km from Bhilai nagar.
By train: Deobloda Charoda Railway station is located just near the temple, which serves as a stop for Local and Passenger trains.
By airport: The nearest airport is Swami Vivekananda Airport Raipur.
Bhilai Marshalling Yard, Durg, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh 490025