Gandheshwar sanctuary of Sirpur is devoted to Lord Shiva and situated on the banks of waterway Mahanandi. The uniqueness of the sanctuary is that it is built with the compositional stays of antiquated sanctuaries and vihars. The different figures of Hindu Gods and wonderful sanctuary carvings are significant attractions of the sanctuary.
The statue of Buddha touching the earth, Natraj, Garud Narayan and Mahishasur mardini are extremely uncommon and similarly charming. Travelers rush to visit the uncommon face of Ravan, a well-known fascination of this sanctuary. The numerous Shiva-Leela pictures at the highest point of the passageway are only a look at the miracles that are holding up to be explored inside.
Mahashivratri in the month of March is main festival of the temple.
How to Reach Sirpur
Raipur is the nearest airport (85 km) and well linked to Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Indore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Goa, Pune,Vishakhapatnam and Chennai.
Raipur is the nearest railway station on the Mumbai-Howrah main line while Mahasamund railway station is the nearest railway station on the Raipur-Waltair line. Mahasamund city is well linked to Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Vishakhapatnam, Puri, Bhubhneshwar, Ahemedabad, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Sambalpur, Titilagarh.
There are regular buses from Raipur and Mahasamund to Sirpur. Taxis are available at Raipur and Mahasamund.
Sirpur, Mahasamund District,
Chhattisgarh, India, Pincode – 493445.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm.