Tala is located on the Bilaspur-Raipur highway, 30 kms from Bilaspur and 85 kms from Raipur. It is 23 kms from Malhar. Tala, also known as Talagram, was discovered by J D Welger, an assistant to the well-known archaeologist Alexander Cunningham. It was also determined that the ruins discovered in Tala were remains of the two temples built by two Sarabhpuriya queens during the 5th-6th century AD.
The most interesting fact about Tala is that though the temples here are in ruins, it is still a living religious site. Numerous people from the adjoining areas come to Tala to perform the Mahatnrityunjay Jap for Lord Shiva. The sculptures and the style in which they have been executed prove beyond doubt that Tala was primarily under Shaiva influence, with occasional Tantric leanings. Images of Shiva as Mahakal Rudra have been found here that are adorned with the twelve signs of the zodiac and the nine planets.
The major attractions at Tala are the ruins of the three temples - the Deorani, Jethani and Jagmohan Temples. All the temples are dedicated to Shiva and show a striking similarity in their design and layout. At the entrance of each temple are carved images of yakshas and gandharvas. The complex that housed the three temples was surrounded by a high wall pierced by an ornamental gateway facing north. Only the Deorani Temple is slightly different as there are two immense monolithic pillars flanking the entrance.