Famous Temples and Spiritual Places in Chhattisgarh


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Bhoramdeo Temple, Kawardha
Deity: Lord Shiva

Bhoramdeo Temple is a complex of temples dedicated to the Lord Shiva in Bhoramdeo, Chhattisgarh. It comprises of a group of four temples. The main temple is the Bhoramdeo temple built in stone. The architectural features with erotic sculptures has given a distinct style akin to the Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh and the Konarak Sun Temple in Odisha, and hence the Bhoramdeo complex is also known as the “Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh”.

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Bambleshwari Temple, Rajnandgaon
Deity: Devi Bamleshwari

Bambleshwari Temple is at Dongargarh in Rajnandgaon district, situated on a hilltop of 1600 feet. For reaching the top, there are total 1000 steps that lead to the temple. This temple is also referred as Badi Bambleshwari. Another temple at ground level, the Chhotti Bambleshwari is situated about 500 meteres from the main temple complex. These temples are revered by lakhs of people of Chhattisgarh who flock around the shrine during the Navratris of Kavar (during Dashera) and Chaitra (during Ram Navami). There is tradition of lighting Jyoti Kalash during Navaratris.

As per ancient stories, around 2200 years ago, Raja Veersen, a local king, was childless and upon the suggestions of his royal priests he performed puja. Within a year, the queen gave birth to a son whom they named Madansen. Raja Veersen considered this a blessing by Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati, and constructed the temple. Also it is said that in the temple of Dongargarh, king Vikramaditya went for suicide but Devi Bamleshwari came and stopped him to do this act.

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Mahadev Temple, Deobaloda
Deity: Lord Shiva

Mahadev Temple in Deobaloda is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. Temple witnesses high footfall during Mahashivratri when the devotees form nearby villages gather here for Lord Shiva’s blessing. The event is also accompanied by a small fair.

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Barfani Dham Temple, Durg
Deity: Lord Shiva

Barfani Dham Temple is located in the town of Rajnandgaon, about 40 kilometres from Durg towards Nagpur. A large Shiva Linga can be seen at the top of the temple while a large Nandi statue stands in front of it. The temple is constructed in three levels. First level is the shrine of Pathal bhairavi, the second is the Navadurga or Tripura Sundari shrine and the upper level is of Lord Shiva.

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Danteshwari Shakti Peetha Temple, Bastar
Deity: Devi Danteshwari

Danteshwari Temple is dedicated to Goddess Danteshwari (Devi Parvati), and is one of the Shakti Peethas (shrines of Shakti), the divine feminine, spread across India. The temple built in the 14th century, is situated in Dantewada. Dantewada is named after the Goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the earlier Kakatiya rulers. Traditionally she is the Kuldevi (family goddess) of Bastar state.

As per ancient stories, Danteshwari Temple is the place where Daanth (Tooth) of Devi Sati fell, thus making it a Shakti Peetha.

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Mahamaya Temple, Bilaspur
Deity: Devi Mahaymaya (Lakshmi and Saraswati)

Mahamaya Temple is a ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati, located in Ratanpur. It is one of the Shakti Peethas (shrines of Shakti), the divine feminine, spread across India. Ratanpur is a small city, full of temples and ponds, situated around 25 km from district Bilaspur. Goddess Mahamaya is also known as Kosaleswari, the presiding deity of old Daksin Kosal region (Chhattisgarh).

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Maa Bagheshwari Devi Temple
Deity: Devi Bagheshwari

Maa Bagheshwari Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kudargarhi, The temple is situated on top of a hill and is the major attraction in Kudargarh.

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Maa Pitambara (Bagalamukhi) Temple, Durg
Deity: Devi Bagalamukhi

Maa Pitambara Temple of Goddess Bagalamukhi is located in Amleshwar (south of Raipur). It was established by Param Pujaya Shri Shri Pitambara Pithadhishwar Yogiraj Youdhishthir Ji Maharaj.

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Chandrahasini Devi Temple, Janjgir
Deity: Devi Chandrahasini

Chandrahasini Devi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Chandrahasini, and is situated on the banks of River Mahanadi in Janjgir. The Chandrahasini Devi Temple is a prominent tourist attraction for the tourists.

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Banjari Mata Mandir, Raigarh
Deity: Devi Banjari

Banjari Mata Mandir is one of the most popular temples of the Raigarh city. It is a sacred and holy temple that is dedicated to Goddess Banjari Mata. Tourists can find this temple on the route from Raigarh to Ambikapur via the state highway.