Devrani-Jethani Temple is 29 km from Bilaspur on the banks of the Maniyari River, in a village Tala/Talagaon.
Talgaon is also known as Ameri Kappa.
Temple is on the confluence of the Maniyari and shivnaad rivers.
The ancient culture of Chhattisgarh has been very rich.
Basically, The devrani-Jethani temple was built by two queens of Sharabhapuri rulers.
So, the view of the temple is awesome.
In the temple, there are many more temples.
Many stalls are there from where you can take Prasad.
A huge fair on Maghpurnima is in temple.
Devrani-Jethani Temple in Tala Bilaspur
The information about this temple was given in 1878 by JD Wangler, an aide of Major General Cunningham.
Since the 4th and 5th-century Devarani-Jethani temples.
The most famous of the Devrani-Jethani temples is the mysterious Rudra Shiva idol.
The temple has a wonderful idol with a height of 7 feet and a width of 4 feet.
Its weight is about 8 tons.
People from all over the world come here to see this idol more than the temple.
Idol of Which god is in the temple?
This temple is of Lord Shiva.
it is in poor condition due to the effect of time, but the religion and artisan efficiency of that time are still here.
The Devrani and Jethani temple in Talgaon is very famous for its beautiful sculptures, art and the rare idol Rudra Shiva carved out of the womb of the earth.
Devrani and Jethani are two different temples
Devarani Temple is a small temple that faces east.
At the back of the temple, the Maniyari River flows.
It is in better condition than the Jethani temple and a roof has been constructed over it to protect
it so that it can withstand the ravages of time.
Red sandstone has been used to build this temple.
Magnificent carvings are also on the walls inside it.
This temple is mainly to Lord Shiva but idols of many other Hindu deities are also in its sanctum sanctorum.
stairs are also here to go to the sanctum sanctorum on a large platform.
Jethani Temple is also of Lord Shiva.
it is near Devrani Temple.
At present the condition of this temple is pathetic.
most of its parts have been destroyed, and broken statues of the temple are seen around it.
For the safety of this temple, a roof has been constructed on top.
By looking at the idols here, it can be guessed that this temple must have been very grand in its time.
Rudra Shiva Statue in Devrani-Jethani Temple
Each part of the idol of Rudra Shiva has some other animal, snake, or insect figure.
So, the idol in a very unique way.
Idol is 7 feet in height and 4 feet in width whereas 6 tons in weight.
This temple is 1500 years old but no one knows about the idol of Rudra Shiva.
Many experts believe that this idol is older than the temple.
perhaps the temple was built for the protection of the idol.
Two snakes are wrapped around the head of the idol which appears like a turban.
the eyebrows and nose part have lizards and the mustache of two fishes, the ears are in the shape of peacocks.
The hood of a snake is at the back of the head, while the shoulder is like the face of a crocodile.
There is also the shape of the human face at many places in the body.
apart from all these, many more amazing shapes will be seen which are difficult to understand.
This type of idol is not seen anywhere else, it still remains a mystery as to who made this idol and why.
many researchers are studying this idol.
Distance of Devrani-Jethani Temple from Bilaspur
Almost 29 km from Bilaspur and takes 30 min by road.
How to reach Devrani-Jethani Temple
Bilaspur is the main center from where Tala is easily accessible.
Taxis and regular buses are also available from Bilaspur.
This place is right next to the Maniyari River.
Apart from this ancient temple, there is a small park near the river where you can enjoy the view of the river.
The nearest airport is Raipur
Bilaspur Railway Station (30 km)
Taxis and regular buses are available from Bilaspur.
Tourist Places Around Devrani-Jethani Temple
Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most prominent wildlife sanctuaries in Chhattisgarh.
And is also home to various species of animals such as leopards, Bengal tigers, and wild bison.
Other animals include chital, striped hyena, sloth bear, dhole, sambar deer, nilgai, Indian four-horned antelope, and chinkara.
Ratanpur is 25 km from Bilaspur.
It also has historical and archaeological importance.
However, a place where the rise and fall of many dynasties.
Ratanpur the Mahamaya Temple which was built by the Kalchuri ruler Ratnadeva attracts visitors from all over the country due to its architectural grandeur and religious importance.
Many devotees belonging to the Hindu religion also come here to seek the blessings of Goddess Mahamaya.
Pataleshwar Kedar Temple is in Malhar, Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh.
Malhar was once the capital of the state.
It is one of the spiritual places for Hindus in Chhattisgarh.
The temple dates back to the 11th century.
However not lost its religious significance and spiritual charm since then.
It is also a temple of Lord Shiva, and the main attraction in this temple is the Gomukhi Shivling.