Surang Tila, Chhattisgarh

Surang Tila originally a temple and is located in Sirpur, in the Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh, India. The Surang Tila established by Mahasivagupta Balarjuna during the 7th Century AD, is constructed in the panchayatan style of Temple architecture. It has a main temple in the centre containing five sanctums and four other sanctums at each of its corners. Four of the samctums in the main temple, each has a Shivalinga of a different colour (black, yellow, red and white) for worship. The fifth one has an idol of Lord Ganesha. These five sanctums are held by a thirty two pillared mandapa. There are three tantric temples dedicated to Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The main gate of the Surang Tila temple is believed to have existed near an adjacent river. This was a practice that started in the temples if Sirpur, and later spread all over India.

The scars of the calamity are still visible on various parts of the Surang Tila Temple. The flight of stairs built of limestone is one such example. It appears to be like a wave from the distance.

For people interested in the history of the place, and some mystery, it is a perfect place to be visited. However, it is suggested to visit the place with a guide who can enlighten one about its history and the significance of its various parts.

Timings

Surang Tila Temple open at 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fees

25 INR per person

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