तालागांव, देवरानी – जेठानी मंदिर और रुद्र शिव
देवरानी-जेठानी का मंदिर
देवरानी-जेठानी का मंदिर एक प्राचीन पुरातात्विक स्थान, सर्वप्रथम जिसकी ख़ोज 1873 में ब्रिटिशकाल के समय जे० डी० वैंगलर नामक पुरातात्विक विद् ने की थी।
महानिदेशक एलेक्जेंडर कर्निंघम के सहयोगी वेंगलर को ताला गांव की सूचना 1873-74 में तत्कालीन कमिश्नर फिशर ने दी। वेंगलर ने फिशर की सूचना के आधार पर पुरातात्विक स्थल के रूप में देवरानी-जेठानी मंदिर का नाम दर्ज कर लिया। यह नाम भग्नावशेष मंदिरों की स्थिति के अनुसार ग्रामीणों द्वारा नामकरण पर रखा गया।
Why is this idol special?
People gave Rudra Shiva’s name to the idol, but it is not yet confirmed whether this idol is really some form of Shiva or someone else.
Every part of the idol is in the form of some animal, snake or insect, in a very unique way everything is carved into an idol. The temple, where it is said to be 1500 years old, has no idea of when the same idol is from, it is believed that the idol is older than the temple. Perhaps the temple was built for the preservation of the idol.
The statue is in a physical form whose every part is in the form of animals, birds, serpo and insects. Two serpents are wrapped on the head of the statue like a turban, a lizard-like creature in the eyebrow area of the nose and eyes. The mustache is made of two fish, the ears are made of peacock. The snake has been made behind the head, while the shoulder is like the face of the manger, out of which both the arms have come out. In many places of the body, there is the shape of the human face, whose number is 7. Stomach formation is also like a large human face. Despite all this in an idol, there are many shapes and figures in the statue which are difficult to understand.
This type of statue was not found in any other part of the country, yet it was not known whose the statue was and who built it and why.
The temple of Deorani-Jethani
The Deorani Jethani Temple is an ancient craft,
The temple of Deorani-Jethani, built in the 6th century, is a wonderful example of antiquity, the carvings and sculptures carved in stone are the specialty here, Talagaon or Talagram on the banks of Maniyari river, tributary of Shivnath river, in Bilaspur-Raipur highway. Located at a distance of 25 km from Bilaspur on Bhojpur-Dagori Road.
Zolium Williams, an alien archaeologist, came here and described it as a temple of Chandragupta period. The ancient culture of Chhattisgarh was very rich. Devrani-Jethani, the two queens of the royalty of the Sharabhapuri rulers, built this temple in the fifth-sixth century, two temples are located here which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, due to the influence of the period, it is in a dilapidated condition, yet the religiosity and craftsmen of that period Makes known about the efficiency of.
The temple of Deorani-Jethani is an ancient archaeological site, first discovered in 1873 by an archaeological scholar named JD Wangler during the British era.
The village of Tala was reported to Wengler, an aide to Director General Alexander Cunningham, in 1873–74 by then Commissioner Fisher. Wengler recorded the name of the Deorani-Jethani temple as an archaeological site on the basis of Fisher’s information. The name is named after the villagers according to the con.
In front it has a sanctum sanctorum and a pavilion, to which it enters from the south, east and west direction, the main entrance of the temple was connected with wide steps, around it there are scattered columns of large and thick columns and there are many pillars here. There is a Aquarius on the lower part of it.
The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is heavily damaged and there is no evidence of the upper crest of the temple, the Digpal Devta and the Gajmukh considered to be Lord Ganesha are built on the platform. Undoubtedly, the remains of the Tala monuments are an example of the unique Indian architecture, the originality of Chhattisgarh’s architecture has come alive from its stone block.
The condition of the Jethani temple is in a very bad condition, in a way it has been transformed into a stone mound. There is a great need for the government and the Department of Antiquities to take any major steps to protect them.