The amazing temple of Lord Shiva is present in Pali at a distance of 30 km from Korba district.
Pali is about 30 km from Katghora tehsil of Korba district of Chhattisgarh state.
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Shiva devotees from all over Chhattisgarh come to this temple to have darshan of the Lord.
A fair of devotees is held here in the month of Sawan.
During the season of Sawan, devotees are eager to have the darshan of Lord Bholenath.
Some devotees go to the temple with Kanwar and offer water to Lord Bholenath.
People believe that in the month of Sawan, Lord Shiva fulfills the wishes of every devotee.
There are many famous Shiva temples in Chhattisgarh, which are quite famous.
It is the grand temple of Lord Shiva.
History of Pali Temple
It is believed that this temple was built by the Bana dynasty king Vikramaditya around 900 AD.
This temple is constructed by sand stone.
Along with this, the amazing structure of this temple and its sanctum sanctorum is its specialty.
It is believed that Pali Nagar used to be the place of worship of King Vikramaditya.
King Vikramaditya, a Banna Dynasty ruler, had built a Shiva temple in Pali in ancient times, which is still situated on the banks of a large pond.
Where many other remains can also be seen.
It is believed that this temple has now moved towards the east.
And its garbhghar is in octagonal form.
The width of this ancient Shiva temple is 5 platforms.
The architecture of the sculptures carved on this ancient temple is similar to the Jai temples of Abu Hills and the temples located in Sohagpur, and it also looks like the world-famous temple of Khajuraho.
King Vikramaditya is also known and known as ‘Jaymayu’, son of King Mahamandaleshwar Maldev.
This temple was built around 870 AD.
It was repaired by King Jajalva Dev I, the first Kalachuri ruler, in the 11th and 12th centuries. Whose name is also written on the temple.
The pond located near the entrance of this temple has nine corners.
Also this pond is found filled with water throughout the year.
When the archaeological department excavated this place for the purpose of building a wall on the border of the pond, two statues and two coins were also found there.
A grand fair is near the Pali Shiva temple in the month of Sawan
It has been told by the people of the nearby villages that in the month of Sawan, thousands of devotees come here to have darshan of Lord Shiva and offer water to Lord Shiva. Along with this, Kanwariyas from faraway places wearing Kanwar also reach here to offer water to Lord Shiva. Every year a grand fair is also organized here in the month of Sawan. In which people come here in large numbers.
How to reach Shiva Temple in Pali:
About 200 km from Swami Vivekananda International Airport in Raipur.
And about 60 km from Bilaspur Chakarbhatha Airport.
About 55 km from Bilaspur Railway Station.
At a distance of about 50 km from Korba Railway Station.
About 55 km from Bilaspur Bus Stand.
And about 50 km from Korba bus stand.
Therefore, you can easily come here with the help of any means of your choice, motorcycle or four-wheeler.