Religious and tourist places in Chhattisgarh

 

The ancient name of Chhattisgarh was Dakshin Kaushal.

Uttara Kosala and Dakshina Kosala have been mentioned in Maharishi Valmiki’s Ramayana.

King Dasharat’s wife Kaushalya was the princess of this Dakshin Kosala.

Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh.

Raipur is a place of historical importance.

Here in the fifth century, the Pandu dynasty had established its dominance.

There are many religious and mythological places here, which the important Dudhadhari Math, Sheetla Mata Temple, Mahamaya Temple, Budheshwar Mahadev Temple, the ancient Ram temple of Lord Rama is on the banks of the pond, as well as Banjari Dham, Mahadev Ghat etc. are prominent.

 

Religious places of Chhattisgarh 

Sirpur – Laxman Temple and Antiquities Anandprabhu Kutir Vihar – Sirpur Gandeshwar Mahadev Temple

Khallari – Narayan Temple and Khallari Mata Temple

Turturiya Maharishi Valmiki Ashram – and Luv Kush Birthplace

Rajiv Lochan Temple – Prayag Rajim of Chhattisgarh City of Temples Arang (Bhand Deval Temple)

Champaran – Birthplace of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya Ji

Mata Sabari Temple Shivrinarayan Caves of Ramgarh

Pujaripali Kabra mountain – Raigarh

Giroudhpuri – Birthplace of Saint Guru Ghasidas Baba Damakheda major pilgrimage site of the Kabir pantheon

Bhoramdev Temple – Kawardha Chhattisgarh Khajuraho

Ratanpur – City of Ponds Malhar an ancient city of Chhattisgarh

Kashi – Kharaud

Adbhar – Temple of Ashta Bhuji Devi Mahisasur Mardani Pali, District – Korba, Chhattisgarh

Nagpura – Famous Jain Temple Lafagarh

Maa Danteshwari Temple – Dantewada Barsur – Battisa Temple, Mama Bhanja, Chandraditya, Ganesh idol

Gariaband – Jatmai, Ghatarani – Bhuteshwar Mahadev Chhattisgarh

Religious places of Chhattisgarh 

Sirpur-Religious places of Chhattisgarh

Laxman temple and antiquities are archaeological religious historical sites.

Sirpur is the capital of Panduvash, the ancient name Chitragadpur.

Sirpur Heritage Site – Laxman Temple

Site on the banks of the Mahanadi, it was the oldest city and capital of Chhattisgarh.

Construction of Laxman Temple During the time of Mahashivgupta Balarjun.

his mother Vasata Devi built the famous Laxman temple with red bricks in the 7th century.

and this temple is in Nagara style.

There is a statue of Lord Vishnu in its sanctum sanctorum.

Swastik Buddhist Vihara – Buddhist site

Sirpur festival is on Buddha Purnima and a fair is on Magh Purnima.

According to Avadan Shatak, Mahatma Buddha had come here in 639 AD Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang had traveled to Sirpur.

Anandprabhu Kutir Vihar- Sirpur

650 AD Built by Buddhist monk Ananda Prabhu during the time of Mahashivagupta Balarjuna

Gandeshwar Mahadev Sirpur

Khallari -Religious places of Chhattisgarh

Narayan Temple and Khallari Mata Temple The ancient name of Khallari was Khallavatika.

During the reign of Kalchuri ruler Bramdev of Raipur, a cobbler named Devpal built the Nayab Narayan temple with his lifetime’s earnings.

 

At the bottom of the hill, the big Khallari Mata and the small Khallari Mata are sitting on the top of the mountain. Here Bhima’s post is marked and Bhima Chul Donga stone and according to legend, the incident of Lakshagriha of Mahabharata took place here.

Turturia Maharishi Valmiki Ashram – and Luv Kush birthplace

It is believed to be the second place of exile of Mother Sita and the birthplace of Luv Kush.

the stream of water keeps coming out from the cracks of the rocks with the sound of torture due to which this place is called Turturia. 

the British had excavated this place, in which a large number of idols of the Buddhist period were found.

there is a holy place called Mata Garh.

Also, there is Ser cave on top of the huge mountain.

Here during Navratri, devotees light Manokaman Jyoti. A fair is organized here every year.

Luv Kush Birth Place

Rajiv Lochan Temple -Religious places of Chhattisgarh

Prayag of Chhattisgarh Rajim is called Prayag of Chhattisgarh. Rajim Nagri is situated at the confluence of Mahanadi, Pari and Sondhur rivers. Rajim was known as Kamal Kshetra in ancient times. Here Kuleshwar Mahadev Temple, Rajeshwar Temple, Dan Daneshwar Temple Shri Rajeev Lochan Temple, ancient Jagannath Temple, Tallinn, Mata Mandir at the confluence of river Mama-Bhanja Temple, and Lomash Rishi’s ashram are worth seeing. The oldest temple here is Rajiv Lochan. This temple was built in the 5th century. This temple was renovated during Nal dynasty ruler Vilastung and Kalchuri ruler Jajall Dev I. Kuleshwar Mahadev temple was built in 14th and 15th century.

City of Temples Arang (Bhand Deval Temple)-Religious places of Chhattisgarh

Arang is a very ancient city. Arang was the city of Mahabharata king Morajdhwaj. Many ancient temples exist here. In which very ancient Bhand Devaj (Jain Temple), Bageshwar Temple, Panchmukhi Mahadev Temple, Hardev Baba Temple, Mahamaya Temple, many ancient temples here are in a broken state, which are becoming extinct due to lack of protection.

Bhand Deul 

Jain Temple

Neminath, Ajit Nath, Shreyansh

Champaran -Religious places of Chhattisgarh

Birth place of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya

Champaran is in the southern part of Raipur, this place is the birth place of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya, the originator of Vaishnava sect, it is worshiped as a holy pilgrimage and devotees from far and wide come to this place. There is a famous temple of Champeshwar Nath Mahadev at this place.

 

Sabari Temple Shivrinarayan-Religious places of Chhattisgarh

This is a place of religious and mythological importance. This is the place where Lord Ram had accepted Bhilni’s gathered berries with love at the time of exile. There are many ancient temples here, Shabri Narayan Temple, Keshwa Narayan Temple, and Chandrachud Temple are the main ones. A huge 15-day fair is held here every year on Magha Purnima.

Shivrinarayan Temple

Ramgarh Caves-Religious places of Chhattisgarh

Ramgarh cave This picturesque place is in the beautiful picturesque forest near Ambikapur.

Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the caves and murals of Ramgarh are very important from historical and archaeological point of view, such as the legend and belief that Lord Rama spent some time here during exile with Mother Sita and Lakshmana. It is Ramgarh because of Ram’s residence at this place. There are Mauryan caves on the top of the hill, in which Sita Begra, Jogi Mara cave, Laxman Begra cave are famous.

 

Pujari Pali

the village is near Sariya. Here idols of deities of Jainism and Hinduism. Pujari Pali has the remains of an ancient temple in a village that people call Kevatin temple.

Kabra Pahad – Raigad

A rock shelter exists on the turban in Kabra. This place is 8 km from Raigad Nagar. It is at a distance of 1000 meters, this rock painting is more interesting and important than Singhanpur, out of which one of these is a sun image, a big body pig, and a lizard, the shapes of some animals are clearly visible.

Giroudhpuri 

the birthplace of Saint Guru Ghasidas Baba.

This place is 20 kms northwest of the banks of Mahanadi.

It is a place of pilgrimage where crores of sentiments of the Satnami community.

Here, Giroudh Dham, the holy place of all the Satnami Samaj of the country and abroad, is the proven place of Saint Guru Ghasi Das. This is where he got the true knowledge of Chhata Mountain.

Every year a big fair is in honor of Guru Baba on 18th December.

This place is the main pilgrimage site of the Kabir pantheon, here every year ‘Sant Samagam Mela’ is from Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami to Purnima. In which devotees and devotees come.

And pay obeisance at the feet of the Guru.

Bhoramdev Temple – Kawardha Chhattisgarh Khajuraho

It is 18 km from the district headquarters in the present Kawardha district.

It is in the northwest, it is an important historical site.

In ancient times, there was a seat of Nagvansh here.

The Bhoram Dev temple here is at its best.

Bhoramdev Temple Kawardha

It is one of the most famous ancient temples of Chhattisgarh in terms of craft and recognition, which is just like the Khajuraho temple.

This temple was in 1089 (Sammat 840) by Raja Gopal Dev.

Mithun idols on the outer walls of this temple. Idols of elephants, horses, dancing men and women, Ganesha, Nataraja, etc. are located.

Ratnapur- City of Ponds

Kanthi Deval Temple 

 

Ratanpur’s founder is Kalchuri ruler Ratnadev I.

the capital in place of Tussman.

Here the famous temple Mahamaya Temple, Kanthi Deval Temple, Buddheshwar Mahadev, Bhairav Baba Temple, and Hanuman Temple are all Kalchuri carpets.

The first Maratha ruler Bimba ji Bhosle The temple of Lord Ram Chandra on the Ram Tekri hill.

Malhar

An ancient city Malhar is in the Bilaspur district.

This is a big area.

Its antiquity is by the ancient idols, temple ruins, and ponds from this place.

There is a fort of mud in this village which is full by greenery from all sides.

Here attractive idols in the excavation, in these idols there are idols of Jainism and Buddhism.

The oldest idol is the Chaturbhuj Vishnu idol, where the remains of many temples.

 

the most famous is the Pataleshwar Kedar temple.

And the second one is of Dindeshwari Devi which is of black granite stone.

Kashi-Kharaud of Chhattisgarh

It is a very ancient place.

Kharod is a beautiful town full of mango trees and is famous for its historicity.

There are many temples and ponds here.

Among the famous temples in Kharod, Shabri Temple, Indal Deval Temple and Lakshmaneshwar Temple of Lord Shiva are the most famous.

Adbhar – Temple of Ashta Bhuji Devi Mahisasur Mardani

Janjgir is an important ancient site in the Champa district.

here there are many old ponds and remains of a fort by a moat.

Many sculptures of Buddhism and Jainism are in Adbhar.

Its ancient name was “Ashtadwar”. Here there is a temple of Ashta Bhuji Devi Mahisasur Mardani.

In front of the temple, there is a statue of three Tirthankar Parshavnath by the name of Degan Guru.

Along with this Chandrahasini temple and Nathal Dai temple is also a place worth seeing.

 

Shiv Mandir Pali

Nagpura – Famous Jain Temple

This place is the main pilgrimage center of the Jain community.

There is a temple of 24 Tirthakars here.

The temple is grand enough.

devotees come from far and wide, as well as there are many ancient temples here.

 

Lafagarh

Lafagarh is a place of ancient historical importance.

It is a place full of natural beauty.

Chaturgarh fort is on the hill of this place.

The gates, temples, idols, Dindadwar, Manka Drishti Dwar, and the natural cave of Durga killing Mahishasura are historical and scenic places.

Maa Danteshwari Temple

Dantewada Bastar dynasty of Nagvansh for a long period.

In Dantewada, Naga dynasty rulers had established the temple of their favorite goddess Mani Keshari Devi.

this temple is still today.

It is the main tourist destination of Chhattisgarh.

Danteshwari Temple, Bhuneshwari Temple, Chitrakoot Falls, Tirath Garh Falls, and Abhuj Mar area are famous tourist places nearby.

Bastar is famous all over the world for its craftsmanship and customs.

Barsoor-Battisa Temple

Mama Bhanja

Chandraditya

Mata Lingeshwari Temple

Siddha Baba Temple

Jatmai

Ghatarani 

Bhuteshwar Mahadev

 

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