Surang Tila, Sirpur

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  • Do not visit the town for a picnic, you'll get bored. If you love history, there are many places to see especially the Buddhist sites. The pillars are made from the rocks from the river bed and they d...  more »
  • Excellent place to be for history lovers. There are lots of scope for the government to focus on tourism. Really sad to see the state of the place. Government should invest more to maintain these plac...  more »
  • In the fog with which the guides on the market around the wonders of Sirpur, stands the Monastery Tivaradeva (hoping you call it so). I have never seen such a building in India. With mota fantasy reminds me on the one hand, the Pergamon altar and the climb to an Aztec pyramid. Abandonment for these examples too risky and yet I cannot but refer to have been conquered by the architectural style of this indecipherable monastery (strictly white stone) and its Summit also hosts columns sculpted Brunettes so fine and that reference (apparently) to the life of Buddha. I think it is a temple to visit and for its beauty and for its originality.
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  • This the largest temple complex in Sirpur, with a pillared terrace raised 30 feet above the group, stone steps connecting the terrace to the ruined mandapa platform remains below. The stairs have partially caved it in a spot from ground subsidence. The pillared terrace on the top was likely a mandapa, as it has ruins of many carved pillars in navaranga pattern. The terrace connects with five sanctums, which have two gray Shiva linga, one features a black granite Shiva linga and other two are dedicated to Vishnu. The temple is made out of white stone. It used to be a soil mound with tunnels (surang) used by the locals, but the temple was excavated between 2006 and 2007. An inscription was found during the excavation which is now in the Raipur museum. According to this inscription, this temple was operating during the time of Shivagupta Balarjuna, and the temple is dated to 7th or 8th century. Below the temple terrace, are ruins of two buildings, one likely a residence for priests and monks, another a small tantric temple with 16-edge Shiva linga possibly from later centuries
  • Surang Tila was discovered in 2006 n its huge Tila with 37 steps of ladder which is totally straight n above Tila there is 5 garbagriha and 32 stambh are there
  • It seemed to be an interesting looking temple and a different name which had our attention. Surang Tila was excavated in the year 2006. It was already known because an inscription was found which talked about a temple here. The inscription said that it was built in 7th Century AD. It was a panchayatan temple style of construction - the main temple in the centre and four in the corners. The entry gate is before the steps. The material used in the temple is sandstone. There are 32 pillars on top of the temple where the Shivlingas are installed. The roof has now collapsed and only the pillars remain. An interesting fact about the Surang Tila is a Shiva temple and there four different types of shivlingas - white, black, red and yellow. White was installed a Brahmin, by Red was by Kshatriya as he deals with blood, Yellow by Vaishya as he deals with Gold and Black by Shudra. However, all of them worshipped all the Shivlingas.
  • This site portrays the ancient civilization and architecture style of the state. Must visit for every history enthusiast
  • 12th century relucs, excavated in 2006. It remained hidden for 800 years! Its a beautiful place for photoshoot.
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