Deepadih, Surguja

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Chhattisgarh in ancient days was famous as Dakshin Koshal whose mention is found both in Ramayana and Mahabharata. It has time and again ruled by several Hindu rulers who had constructed temples all over the state. Surguja is one such place which is visited for various temples. Deepadih in Surguja is 70km from district headquarter Ambikapur. It is situated in Samri Tahsil and is connected by Kutchha road.

It nestles a Shankar Temple which is surrounded by four other Gods. Lord Vishnu, Lord Kartikeya, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Maha Durga surround him. All the three lords are considered to be different forms of Lord Shiva. They are there to serve and protect him.

There are also some ruined temples and tanks which throw light on the Dravidian monarch of that period. There is a huge stone figure which is considered to be the monarch, Samni Singh. Mahisa Mardini's artistic figure is found in one of the ruined temples. Sculptures of variousGods and Goddesses along with different emblems are inscribed on the pillars. Towards the East, a huge Nandi idol has been excavated. Some stones with Bhumra art were also excavated.

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