Siddheshwar Temple, this Shiva temple is located on the embankment of Balasamund pond in Palari village, 25 km away from Balodabazar to Raipur Road in Balodabazar district of Chhattisgarh State. This temple was built in about 7-8th century AD. Made of brick, this temple is west-facing. On the entrance of the temple, river Goddess Ganga and Yamuna have been displayed in Tribhangaamudra. The Trinity is marking on the head of the door. The view of Shiva wedding is beautifully engraved on the Sidhn situated at the entrance and marking of the Asht Dikpal on the gate branch. Shivalinga named Siddheshwar is installed in the sanctum sanctorum. The shikhar part of this temple is embellished with the picturesque, gajmukh and vaalyan shapes which are built within the Chaitya Gaavaksh. This is a great specimen of existing Chhattisgarh brick-built temples. This monument is protected by the State of Chhattisgarh.

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The nearest airport is in Raipur.

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There are Bhatapara, Raipur and Bhatapara railway stations near this place.

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Palari city is connected by road to other cities such as Balodabazar, Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhatapara, Kasdol, Mahasamund etc.

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