Archaeological Department issued tender for maintenance
The demand for the protection of Bhoramdev temple was being made for a long time, under which the Archaeological Survey Department had issued this tender. According to the tender, a tender of 37.33 lakh was issued for maintenance and 16 lakh for chemical protection. The work of which was started by the department, but it was stopped by the members of the local archeology committee and Kawardha collector Janmejay Mahobe and the dug pit was repaired again.
That’s why the collector stopped the work in the temple
Now let me also tell you the reason for stopping this work. Tender was issued for the protection of the temple. But without any information, excavation was started in the temple premises. Around 3 feet pit was being dug around the foundation of the temple. The haphazard movement of this pit, the digging of shovel could have damaged the foundation of the temple. Apart from this, the contractor had started excavation in the premises in the absence of the engineer of the Archaeological Department. As soon as the information is received, the members of the local archeology department, the temple committee and the collector have given instructions to stop the work immediately. Apart from this, the concerned engineer has also been asked to be present.
The Archaeological Department did the survey, the measures were given
In fact, for the maintenance of the temple some time ago, the Archaeological Department had conducted a survey. In this survey it was found that the temple is tilted to one side by about one and a half feet. To save it from bending in future, about 7 to 10 feet pit should be dug around the temple and big blocks of concrete should be installed in it. Apart from this, the remaining parts of the temple should be repaired back through chemical repair. Due to which the age of the temple will increase by about 100 years. It was also forbidden to offer rice to the Shivling in the temple. Apart from this, the need of repairing in Madwa Mahal and Chherki Mahal was also pointed out by the survey team.
The state is protected, the temple was built by the Nagvanshi kings
Bhoramdev Temple is one of the main religious places of Chhattisgarh. It is a must visit place in Kawardha district. This Lord Shiva is installed in the form of Shivling. The temple has been protected by the Chhattisgarh Archaeological Survey Department. This ancient temple is made of stone. Bhoramdev Temple was built by the Phani Nagvanshi kings in the 11th century. The temple was named Bhoramdev Temple after the deity Bhoramdev, the worshiper of Gaudas.
Chherki Mahal and Madwa Mahal are located near the temple.
This temple is located in Chaura village, 18 km from Kawardha. Beautiful artworks have been carved on the outer walls of this temple. This temple is also called “Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh”, because like Khajuraho, some Mithun idols of this temple have also been made. There are also Chherki Mahal and Madwa Mahal near the temple which were constructed in the 14th century.