The Laxman Temple is of great architectural and historical significance, which makes it a tourist attraction. The temple has intricate and detailed carvings on its wall, which includes Krishna Leela symbols, Lord Vishnu himself, and Vaishnava Dwarpal among others. Some of the carvings bear resemblance to the famous Khajuraho temples.
The temple was discovered by Britishers, the Lord Cunningham in the year of 1872. The temple gets its name from a small black statue of Lakshmana, seated below a snake-hood inside the temple. It has remarkable features of architecture, like its unique symmetry and precise construction. It consists of agarbagriha, an antaral and a mandapa (which is currently in ruins).
The Archaeological Survey of India has a museum in their premises, which has its own exquisite collection of exhibits. The main attraction of the Laxman temple is definitely its stone door and shikara with ornate carvings all over it.
Tourists have called this place to be very photogenic. It has a beautiful surrounding and the way to the temple is definitely pleasant, well maintained and enjoyable. A guide, explaining the significance of each place is suggested when visiting the temple. Just like most other temples in the area of Sirpur in Mahasamund, the Laxman Temple is definitely worth a visit.
Lakshmana temple open at 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
25 INR per person