Tala is the pride of Chhattisgarh as far as sculptural tourism and archaeological importance is concerned. The sculpture art of Tala is par excellence. Its unmatched beauty attracts many a travelers to Chhattisgarh.
The Jethani Temple is in a dilapidated state. Famous as Shiva Temples, they flaunt excellent carving work and pillars. The base of the Jethani Temple flaunts a beautiful ‘Chandrashila’ at the entrance. The temple consists of the Garbha Griha, the Ardha Mandapa and the Antraal. Huge elephant statues guard the sides of the internal chambers, adding more royalty to the mystic ambience. Tala is a land enriched with beautiful sculptures dating back to the bygone era, buried in mystery. Excavated from the womb of Mother Earth, many such famous statues have been preserved in Tala. A rare stone statue of Shalbhanjika and many more sculptures are scattered all over the temple. Scientists and archaeologists have pondered for long over the various complex sculptures and yet, their origin seems to be shrouded in mystery.
The famous excavations at the Devrani temple during the year 1967-88 have revealed an extremely unique sculpture of Lord Shiva. The ‘Rudra’ image of Lord Shiva gives us a glimpse into different shades of the Lord’s personality. Belonging to the Shiva religion, this unique statue of Shiva is crafted using different creatures. The height of this Rudra Shiva sculpture is 254m and its width is 1m.
Chhattisgarh was the region known as Dakshin Koshal, which finds mention in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata
Raipur (85kms) is the nearest airport well connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Ranchi, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai.
Bilaspur railway station is located at a distance of 30kms on the Bombay- Howrah main line.
Taxis and regular busses are available from Bilaspur.