Sirpur is located at a distance of 77 km from Raipur.It was the capital of Daxin Mahakaushal ( i.e. Chhattisgarh) situated on the bank of Mahanadi. The modern Sirpur, which contains the remains of the ancient and medieval Buddhist era, is one of the most treasured places for the Buddhists and historians.
Lakshman Temple : The 7th century Laxman Temple (dedicated to lord Vishnu) is considered as one of the finest brick temples of India with a stone doorframe.Built by Vatasa, the mother of King Balarjuna, the Lakshman temple is dedicated to the Hindu lord Vishnu. The temple, rich in magnificent medieval Indian architecture, is still a place of worship for the Hindus.
Hirapur Museum : The Hirapur museum, which is located at the back of the Lakshmana temple, contains a rare collection of statues representing the culture of various religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
The most interesting feature of the Sirpur is that archeological objects associated with the various sects and religions like Shaiv, Vaishnav, Jain and Buddhism (of approximately the same age) have been found side by side. Buddha Vihar, Swastik Vihar, Laxman Temple and the Museum are the main attractions of Sirpur.A tour to Sirpur promises to be a rewarding experience for you.