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Danteshwari Temple

Nature is said be where God resides. Well, tourist destinations bearing religious links as well as huge bounties of nature are numerous in the religiously variant and united country of India. Every corner of the nation, including the Southern coastal India, the northern plains and mountains, the eastern boundaries and the western edges provide plenteous options for any traveler to satisfy his/her thirst for natural beauties. Once you are in the state of Chhattisgarh, you will be rapt by the Danteshwari Temple, Dantewada, one of the most important Holy Places in Dantewada.

On your Tour to Dantewada, there are several Tourist Attractions to fascinate you. The Danteshwari Temple, Dantewada, however, carries a lot of historical importance to it. Most important of the holy sites in the town, is believed to have been erected as early as the fourteenth century by the Chalukya rulers, who reigned Dantewada from 1324 to 1777. With Barsur as their capital they established their ancestral deity, Warangal as Danteshwari.

According to legend, Danteshwari was previously called Goddess Manikeshwari by the Nagas who ruled from 760 to 1324 A.D. One of the Shakti Piths of the Hindus, and located in the Gole Bazar area, the Temple was re-created before 1947. Divided into four sections - the Garbh Griha, Maha Mandap, Mukhya Mandap and Sabha Mandap, it houses idols brought from Bursar.

It is said that the Chalukya kings, whenever paid holy visits to the Danteshwari Temple, presented a village to the Goddess as an offering. Popularly known as Maiji, Danteshwari Devi is worshipped by tribals and non tribals alike and has become and has acquired faith from one and all.