Sirpur Laxman Temple

Sirpur Laxman Temple History, Darshan, Entry fees, Route Info

This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built by the Queen Vasata Devi in memory of her Beloved husband King Harsha Gupta. This temple was built in 7th Century i.e 625 – 650 AD. Images of Matsya, Varaha, Narasimha and other incarnations is visible on Temple walls. This temple was discovered by  Lord Cunningham during his visit in the year 1872. This site is under the maintenance of the Archaeological Survey of India. From the inscriptions, it is known that this the first Brick Temple with the stone door frame. Temple is located on the banks of Mahanandi. Sarbhapuriya and Somvanshi Kings of Dakshin Kosala state ruled this region by making Sirpur pr Shreepur as their Capital.

Sirpur Laxman Temple is the group of Temples which under exploration. The Archaeological Survey of India Museum near the temple site houses statues unearthed during the excavation. Statues represent Vaishnava, Shaiva, Buddhist and Jains faiths. This temple was built by Shaivaite King Mahashivagupts in the 7th century, who hosted famous Chinese traveller Hieun Tsang

During Excavations

  1. Buddh Viharas – 12
  2. Jain Vihara – 1
  3. Mahavira
  4. Shiva temples – 22
  5. Vishnu temples – 5
  6.  monolithic statues of Buddha were unearthed and the excavation is in progress.

Timings: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Remains open on all days.

Entry forTicket Cost
SAARC Countries



Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan

BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar)Rs.15



How to reach Sirpur Laxman Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Raipur which is 80 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Raipur which is 79 Km away

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Raipur to Mahasamund.
  2. From Mahasamund, bus or Taxi will be available.

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