Chattisgarh is one of the youngest and popular states in the land of India. During the earlier period, this state was referred to as “Dakshin Kosala.” In the year 2000 on 1st November, Chattisgarh was formed with Raipur which is the capital city. It is said that the state belongs to ‘36 princely states in this province’. This region was separated from the other central states of India, but it carried various attractions for tourist which made it the most visited place. There are numerous attractions that are worth watching and experience while you are on tour to Chattisgarh. This state is the first choice of tourist for spending a wonderful holiday where they can witness the dances, culture, costumes, pilgrimage, forts and palaces, fairs and festivals of Chattisgarh, and many more. Tourists hail from all around the world where they can get to known the tradition and religion of India where a small amount of reflection is poured on Chattisgarh. This state is renowned for its ancient pilgrimage site where they worship their deity and other god and goddesses.
Bhoramdeo Temple is the most renowned religious shrine which is preserved in this state. It is an ancient shrine where you can see various spectacular sites. This temple is famous for its architectural and carvings that are engraved on the wall of the temple. Therefore, it has received a second name as the ‘Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh’. Majority of the people known the Khajuraho Temple of Madhya Pradesh is well known for their artistic works that are carved on the wall. Similarly, visitors can see the second version of Madhya temple in Chattisgarh which is known as Bhoramdeo Temple. This holy shrine was built during the earlier period of 11th century; it is highly dedicated to Lord Shiva. However, the temple is located at a short distance from the banks of River Sakri; it offers a picturesque beauty for the visitors. This holy place is a temple where people come to worship their powerful deity the Lord Shiva by prayers and chanting his name. The sacred shrine was built on the credit of the King Ranchnadra who was the leader of Nag dynasty and his wife Princesses Ambika Devi of Haiya dynasty. The structure of Lord Shiva Temple is also known as the Bhoramdeo Temple which is an iconic place for the tourist to head here for a day trip. On the exterior surface of the wall various designs, motifs, sculpture, figures, and images are carved that please the eyes of visitors with delight and charm.
Mahamaya Temple is an ancient holy shrine which was constructed during the previous time of 1050 A.D. This temple is located in the capital city of Chattisgarh, Raipur. Close to this holy shrine you can also witness the Maharajbandh temple which is situated just few miles away. According to the legendary tales, the construction of this temple was made under the rule of King Kalchuri who was the leader of the Kalchurian dynasty. He was the emperor of the Ratansen city where the initiative of building the Mahamaya temple took place. This religious shrine was originally dedicated to Goddess Durga which is considered as the most powerful goddess. All the village folks of Ratansen worship Goddess Durga by offering prayers with incense sticks and sweets. People from within this town and from the neighborhood come to witness this holy shrine for worshipping and chanting the name of their deity. According to the mythological stories, it is believed that Goddess Durga is the most powerful deity which heals all the problem and worries. It also protects her devotees from evil and harmful spirit. The architectural and the carvings on the surface of the Mahamaya Temple are worth watching when visiting this place. It is the oldest sacred temple which is preserved even today in the state of Chattisgarh where devotees come here from across the globe including both national and international tourist. To maintain this iconic temple of Chattisgarh state numerous managerial and financial activities are held here which are effectively supervised under the ‘Sidh Shakti Peeth Shri Mahamaya Devi Mandir Trust.’ During the month of September to March a number of people hail here to witness and experience the tradition of India.
Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple is another most popular pilgrimage destination while exploring in the state of Chattisgarh. The holy shrine is highly valued by the Hindu people of India, where it reflects the customs and rituals of India. This temple is located at a short distance of over five kilometers from the village Raipur which lies near the bank of Kharun River. Originally, it is devoted to Lord Shiva who is an important deity of the town. The construction of the temple was build by Hajiraj Naik under the rule of Brahmadeo Rai during the year 1402. He was the son of King Ramachandra of Kalchuri dynasty who took initiative to build the temple. The Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple is renowned for its Shiva Linga which self emerged from the ground. Because of the swayambhu Shiva Linga, the importance of the shrine and the place has increased more. Therefore, it is the most visited tourist destination while on tour to Chattisgarh. The place here is calm and pure which will revive your soul by witnessing in this village. There are many attractions that behold the eye of tourist by the designs, motifs, sculptures, dancing apsaras, deities, and many more. Within the premises of Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple, there are other attractions like Kashivishveshvara Shiva Temple, Swaminarayan Temple, and two small Jain mandir.
The entire pilgrimage site that are mentioned above are most famous and worth watching while on tour to Chattisgarh state in India. Devotees who believe in the spirituality and the rituals of Hindu religion hail here to worship their deities that reside in this place. They are worth to witness not just to worship the powerful god and goddess, but also for its architectural structure and carvings on the wall surface of the temple. They are the main attraction which seeks the attention of tourist from different regions and countries. So what are you waiting for, pack up your bags and take a tour to the state of Chattisgarh where you can learn about the Indian tradition and culture.