Holy Places in Chhattisgarh
There are quite a large number of Holy Places in Chhattisgarh. Every year thousands of tourists from each and every corner of the world and from all over India visit these holy places in Chhattisgarh. The popular Holy Places in Chhattisgarh, India include Gandheswar Temple, Champaran, Laxman Temple, Rajivalochan Temple, Ram Tekri, Radha Krishna Temple, Swastik Vihar, Temples of Ratanpur, Pataleswar Kedar Temple, Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar, Shivani Temple and Danteshwari Temple. Each one of the Chhattisgarh Holy Places reflect the ancient architectural styles.
Chattisgarh is a state in central India. Chhattisgarh is divided into sixteen districts namely Durg, Bilaspur, Dantewada (South Bastar), Dhamtari, Janjgir-Champa, Bastar, Jashpur, Kanker (North Bastar), Kawardha, Korba, Koriya, Raipur, Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon, Surguja and Raigarh. The language spoken in Chhattisgarh is Chhattisgarhi. Chhattisgarhi was initially known as Khaltahi and Laria.
To speak about some of the Holy Places in Chhattisgarh, mentions should definitely be made about Ram Tekri, Swastik Vihar, Gandheswar Temple, Laxman Temple and Shivani Temple. The name Ram Tekri has been derived from the name of the hill on which it is situated. The Ram Tekri Temple possesses statues of Lord Ram, Sita and Lord Hanuman. Swastik Vihar is a Buddhist vihar. The Buddhist Monks used it for meditation and study. Gandheswar Temple is adorned by pictures of 'Shiva-Leela' on the top of the entrance. The Laxman Temple is definitely one of the finest brick temples in India. Shivani Temple is an extremely beautiful temple and the presiding deity is a combination of two goddess. The two goddesses are Goddess Kali and Goddess Durga.