Mahamaya Mata Temple
India has always been a country of Gods and Goddesses, it is a popular belief here that whatever devotees ask for their wishes with full devotion in this temple of Mata Mahamaya, they definitely get fulfilled.
Ratanpur Mahamaya Mandir is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India.
Here the right shoulder of Mata Sati had fallen, due to which the crowd of devotees increased here during Chaitra and Navratri of Kunwar.
History of Mahamaya mata mandir
The divine and grand temple of Mahamaya Devi, about 1000 years old, is worth seeing.
It was built by King Ratnadev I in the 11th century.
In 1045 AD, King Ratnadev I, after hunting in a village called Manipur, rested for the night on a banyan tree.
When the king opened his eyes at midnight, he saw a supernatural light under the banyan tree.
He was astonished to see that Adishakti Shri Mahamaya was there. G
oddess’s meeting is taking place.
After seeing this much he lost consciousness.
In the morning, he returned to his capital Tumman Khol and decided to make Ratanpur his capital and built a grand temple of Shri Mahamaya Devi in 1050 AD.
Artistic statues of Mahakali, Mahasaraswati and Mahalakshmi are present inside the temple.
It is believed that this temple must have been the center of Yantra-Mantra and the right shoulder of Goddess Sati had fallen in Ratanpur.
Lord Shiva himself appeared and named it Kumari Shakti Peeth.
Location of Mahamaya Mata Temple
Mahamaya Temple in Ratanpur of Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh is very important from a historical and religious point of view.
Mahamaya Mata Temple built by
It was built by King Ratnadev I in the 12-13th century.
Best To visit Mahamaya Mata Temple
Friends, although there is a steady stream of devotees here throughout the year, you will see the maximum crowd during the Navratri of Chaitra and Kunwar.
If you do not like the crowd, then you can come anytime except these two seasons, and you can peacefully imbibe the blissful views here.
Timing of Mahamaya Mata Temple
You can have darshan of Mata Ji on normal days from 6.30 am to 8.00 pm, but during Navratri, it may take time due to the heavy rush.
How To reach Mahamaya Mata Temple
You will not face any kind of trouble to reach Ratanpur. Buses are available here every hour.
Located at a distance of 143 km from Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh.
Ratanpur is situated at a distance of 26 km from Bilaspur.
The nearest railway station to reach Ratanpur is Bilaspur Railway Station (Junction), after that you have to come from there by bus or taxi-auto.
You can reach Bilaspur by taking a direct train from Rajdhani Raipur.
For Ratanpur Mahamaya Mata Darshan you have to come to Bilsa Devi Kevat Airport Bilaspur by air. From there Ratanpur is situated at a distance of 38 kms.
Nearby tourist place in Mahamaya Mata Temple
Ratanpur Bilaspur has about 365 ponds, 780 temples, 21 thousand wells, and 7 tunnels to visit.
Bhairav Baba Temple
As soon as you leave for Ratanpur from Bilaspur, first you will find the temple of Bhairav Baba. Which is located at a distance of 3.5 Km from Mahamaya Temple of Ratanpur. It is a belief that one should have the darshan of Bhairav Baba before the darshan of Mother Mahamaya, so that the vow asked from the mother does not go empty.
There are many small and big temples in the Bhairav Baba temple complex, and the south facing Hanuman temple is also located here. Inside the temple complex there is a very beautiful small pond in which you can feed the fishes, and there is also a small garden in front of it, behind the temple complex there are idols of Lord Hanuman, Nataraja.
bhairav baba ratanpur bilaspur
Siddhi Binayak Ganesh Mandir
Located just a short distance from Bhairav Baba Mandir, Ganesh ji’s temple, which you must visit once, inside the temple there are idols of all Ganesh ji in India, all of them have their pictures there inside the temple premises have happened.
siddhivinayak temple ratanpur
Lakshmi Devi Temple
As soon as you come out from the temple of Siddhi Vinayak Ganesh ji, you will see a huge statue of Hanuman ji standing on the way. Which is located just 4 km away from Ratanpur. By reaching inside which you will first see the temple of Lakheshwar Mahadev.
To reach Lakhani Devi Temple, you have to climb 259 steps chanting Jai Mata Di. At the top, you will have the darshan of the peace-loving Maa Lakhni Devi Mata. From there you will get a panoramic view of the entire Ratanpur, which is unforgettable.
Lakhani Mata Ratanpur Bilaspur
Located just a short distance from the Lakhni Mata Temple is Junashahar, where is the Kho-Kho Baoli. This is a good tunnel, in which there are three routes, one of which goes to Badal Mahal, the second to Bilaspur, and the third to Shyam Talkies of Bilaspur.
kho kho bawali ratanpur bilaspur
At present, there are stables in the palace. But it is said that the king used to keep all his queens in this palace, which has been destroyed due to lack of protection. A path emerges from the Kho-Kho Baoli tunnel here. It was a 5 story building.
Badal Mahal Ratanpur Bilaspur
Ha Moose Khan Dargah
This dargah is situated at a distance of about 1 Km as soon as you leave from Badal Mahal. This is one of the main dargahs of Chhattisgarh. Which are situated in the middle of the hills. If you come for Ratanpur Darshan, then definitely visit here once.
20 Darawaja Wala Mandir Ratanpur Bilaspur
Twenty Door Temple is located 2 km back from Mata Mahamaya Temple. For what purpose this mysterious temple was built, it is not yet known. Wherever you look, there you will see a door. In this way, a total of 20 doors will be seen.
20 Darawaja Wala Mandir Ratanpur Bilaspur
Panchmukhi Shiva Temple
As soon as you go backward after having the darshan of Maa Mahamaya, you will see this Panchmukhi Shiva temple. It is inside the Mahamaya temple complex. Visit the Panchmukhi Shiva temple while chanting Jai Bhole.
ThisPanchmukhi Shiva Temple – As soon as you go backward after having the darshan of Maa Mahamaya, you will see this Panchmukhi Shiva temple. It is inside the Mahamaya temple complex. Visit the Panchmukhi Shiva temple while chanting Jai Bhole.
In this temple you can tie a coconut for a wish, and you can take it out as soon as your wish is fulfilled.
Jyoti Prajwalit Room
After having darshan of Mata Mahamayi, see the world’s largest jyot room, you will feel very happy.
As soon as you come out from Mahamaya Temple, you will come across the ancient fort. It is called Gaj Mahal and Hathi Mahal. This fort is protected by the Archaeological Department of India. Tourists from all over the country and abroad keep coming to see this fort built by the Kalchuri king. There are many sculptures made in this fort, seeing which you can be surprised.
There is a temple of Lord Jagannath inside the ancient fort, if you have already reached the ancient fort, then definitely visit Lord Jagannath once. These are also very famous temples.
Ram Tekri Temple, built during the time of Raja Maharaja, is located on Tekri Marg, just 1 km from Ratanpur. From here you will get a panoramic view of Ratanpur city.
Girjaband Hanuman Temple
After getting down from Ramtekari temple, you will find Girjaband Hanuman Temple, where you can see the south-facing Hanuman ji.
The female form of Hanumanji is in Ratanpur.
Till date you have seen Hanuman ji only in male form, so there is a Hanuman temple where Hanuman is in female form.
This temple of Hanuman ji is in Ratanpur in Chhattisgarh.
This is the only temple in the world where the female idol of Hanuman ji is worshipped.
It is believed that this statue of Hanuman ji is ten thousand years old.
Any devotee who visits this Hanuman with devotion, his wishes are fulfilled.
Specialty of the idol: This idol of Hanuman ji is south facing.
Shri Ram is seated on his left shoulder and Lakshman ji is seated on his right.
There are two demons under the feet of Hanuman ji.
It is believed that after installing the statue of Hanuman, the king prayed for freedom from leprosy and fulfillment of the wishes of the people.
By the grace of Hanuman ji, the king was cured of his disease and to fulfill the king’s second wish, Hanuman ji has been fulfilling the wishes of the people for years.
Khutaghat reservoir at a distance of 7.7 km from Ratanpur, do visit there once, it is a very beautiful reservoir, where you will get a very beautiful view, if you go during the rainy season, you will get to see the overflow waterfall. . Along with this, boating is also done there.
Bhubaneswar Mahadev Temple
This ancient temple is on the banks of Krishnarjuni pond on Ratanpur-Chapora road.
The statue of Lord Bhaskar (Sun God) is also in this temple and it is also called Suryashwar Temple.
This temple and Shivalinga are built on geometric basis. There is an inscription engraved at the entrance to the sanctum sanctorum.
Shri Khandoba Temple
Equestrian statues of Shiva and Bhavani are present here.
This temple was built by the queen of Maratha king Bimbaji Bhosale in the memory of her nephew Khando ji.
There is a legend that to kill the demons named Mani Malla, Lord Shiva took the form of Martand Bhairav and killed them on the Sahyadri Mountains.
The ancient and huge lake Dulhara Talab is situated on the side of Khandoba temple.
Vriddheshwar Mahadev Temple
This temple built by King Prithvidev II on the downstream side of Ramtekri is very amazing. The Shivalinga seated here is self-contained. This old man is famous among the local people as Mahadev.
Girjawar Hanuman Temple
On the east side of Ramtekri road, there is a historical temple of Siddha Dakshinmukhi Hanuman ji built by King Prithvi Dev II. In this artistic statue of Hanuman ji, Shri Ram and Lakshman are sitting on his shoulders and Ahiravana is buried under his feet. Shri Ramjanaki and Shiva temple are also situated in this complex.
Juna City and Badal Mahal
On the main road ahead of Lakhni Devi Temple, there is a historical settlement named Juna City. It was settled by King Raj Singh in the name of Rajpur. He also built this unique palace here for his beloved queen Kajra Devi. It had seven storeys, it is also called Satkhanda Mahal, but at present only two storeys are left. There are stables near the palace and Koko Baoli and Kankan Baoli built by Kokshah in Junashahar.
Dargah of Hazrat Moose Khan Baba
This is an ancient and historical Dargah situated on the hill of Juna city where apart from Muslims, worshipers of other religions also go to pray. It is believed that by tying a thread on the tree located here, the wish is fulfilled.
The remains of the historical Hathi Fort built by King Prithvi Dev are situated near Ratanpur Bus Stand.
This fort is surrounded by ditches on all sides.
There are four gates in the fort, Singh Gate, Ganesh Gate, Bhairav Gate and Semar Gate.
On the left side of the lion gate, along with Gandharva, Kinnar, Apsara and Gods and Goddesses, Dashanan Ravana is engraved performing Yagya by cutting off his head.
Next to it is a huge stone statue from which parts of the head and legs remain.
She is known by the name of Veer Gopal Rai (Gopal Veer).