Mahisasurmardini mata temple

Maa Mahisasurardini

In one of the major goddess temples of Korba district.

Also, enthusiasm is being seen among the devotees for lighting the Jyoti Jawara in the Maa Ashtabhuji present in the temple on the mountaintop of Pali Chaiturgarh.

There will be a queue of devotees throughout the Navratri festival.

Mahisasurmardini mata temple

Mahishasur Mardini in Chaiturgarh is a tourist and faith place covered with greenery.

The temple of Maa Mahishasura Mardini is also at the peak of the mountain fort.

The main entrance of the temple built in Nagara style faces east.

The statue of the twelve-arm Maa Mahishasura Mardini is also in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

Since ancient times, this temple has been a center of meditation and worship of Shakti.

There has been a tradition of worshiping in the temple first by the king and then by the landlord.

 

Location of Mahisasurmardini Mata temple

Among the ancient power places, Maa Mahishasur Mardini Temple in Chaiturgarh of Pali development block is a place that enriches the district from a historical and strategic point of view.

History

Chaiturgarh Fort, at a distance of 90 kilometers from the district headquarters, was built in Kalchuri Samvat 821 i.e. 1069 AD.

If we turn the pages of history, we come to know that Pali was once the city of King Jajalva Dev and Vikramaditya.

It is mentioned in the gazetteer as Uttar Pali Pradesh.

Here on the main road, the Shiva temple built by the 9th-century king Vikramaditya II is famous.

Lafa, the main zamindari village of Chhattisgarh, is at a distance of 10 kilometers from here.

Village Bagdara is situated in inaccessible valleys 16 kilometers from here and Chaiturgarh Fort is situated amidst dangerous structures at a distance of 4 kilometers from Bagdara.

Chaiturgarh Fort is spread over 5 square kilometers.

There are four gates in the fort of which the main gate is called Singh Dwar.

Apart from this, Hunkara Gate, Maneka Gate, and Secret Gate are included through which one can enter the fort.

Government effort

The district that we are discussing is currently protected by the Archaeological Department.

Every year during Vasanti and Sharadiya Navratri, the Jyoti Kalash is lit here.

and attracts thousands of devotees who come to see the Mother Goddess and Jyoti Kalash.

The Puja and Development Committee is actively working on preserving and beautifying this historical heritage site.

The SECL Gevra area has done a lot of work to assist the devotees visiting the fort, including the construction of a three-room Matruchhaya for tourists to stay in.

The Forest Department has submitted a proposal to the government to protect the forest area and animals, as well as preserve the forest wealth and greenery of Chaiturgarh Mrugavan.

In the valleys of Chaiturgarh, there is also a significant stock of herbal medicines.

 

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