Just as Barsoor and Dantewada, Narayanpal temple is well-known for its cultural, historical and spiritual value in the heritage of Bastar. North-western side to Jagdalpur, connected to Chitrakote waterfalls, a village named Narayanpal, is situated on the other bank of river Indravati. This village has an ancient magnificent Vishnu temple that was constructed 1000 years ago and is a beautiful archetype of architecture. The Vishnu Temple is established near the confluence of rivers Indravati and Narangi and it dates back to 11th century. Nearby Vishnu temple, a small village got named as Narayanpur after the establishment of temple, meanwhile it came to be known as Narayanpal.
Contemporary to the Khajuraho Temple of India, Narayanpal temple is the only temple in the whole Bastar district where the idol of Lord Vishnu is ingrained. Built by Mumundadevi, the queen of Chindak dynasty, Narayanpal temple has the influence of Chalukya style of architecture.
Have a visit to Naryanpal Temple and relive the history of Bastar.