The Sirpur Town in Chhattisgarh is famous for its several ancient temples and as a pilgrimage center. Among the temples of the town the Gandheswar Temple is popular with the followers of Lord Shiva. Dedicated to Shiva, the Gandheswar Temple in Sirpur, Chhattisgarh is situated on the Mahanadi Riverside.
The high point of the temple is that it was constructed using the remains of ancient temples and Viharas. The architectural patterns of the yesteryear have been put into use, enhancing the beauty of the temple. The Gandheswar Temple of Chhattisgarh is famous for the historical and archaeological artifacts, collected over the years. The presence of the beautiful paintings and ancient sculptures is also a major attraction.
Atop the entrance, pictures depicting the Shivleela will please and excite the visitors at the same time. Some of the rarest statues are seen on the temple premises. Among these wonderful statues, the mostly adored ones are: -
All of the above mentioned statues are either idols of Hindu gods or characters taken from mythological stories. The imposing figure of the earth touching Buddha enthralls the tourists and visitors. With so many attractions, no wonder Chhattisgarh's Gandheswar Temple has emerged as one of the most popular among many of the Chhattisgarh Temples.