Sirpur is an ancient town. Sirpur or Shripur the city of wealth has been mentioned in ancient epigraphic records and dates back to a periods ranging from between the Fifth and the Eighth century A.D. It was then the capital of the Sarbhapuriya and Somvanshi Kings of Dakshin Kosala or Chhattisgarh. It was an important centre of Buddhist from the 6th the 10th century A.D. and was visited by Hieun Tsang, the 7th Century Chinese Pilgrimist and Scholar. Excavations in and around the village have yielded scores of temple sites constructed of bricks, stone pillars and sculptures such as the Shiva Temple of Panchayatan style and the beautiful sculpture of Mahishasura mardini. Two Buddhist monasteries have also been found. After Chandi Mandir I saw Sri Radha Krishna Temple. In the walls of the temple it was written that the cave was constructed by stones and it was three storied.
Here are the photos of the cave:
- Sri Radha Krishna Temple:
- Stone sculptures:
- Sri Radha Krishna:
- Way to go to the ancient cave:
- Entrance of the cave:
- Deities inside the cave: