Mahasamund"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Pithora - Pithora is amongst the most frequented townships of Mahasamund District, situated along NH6. A Nagar Panchayat of Mahasamund lying at an elevation of 304 metres above sea level is visited by tourists to witness the tribal lifestyle, customs and traditional dances. Some of the popular dances performed by these tribes are Raut and Suva Nach.

     

    Swastik Vihar - Swastik Vihar is another Buddhist structure, located in proximity to Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar. It is believed that various Buddha Bhikshus used this vihar for the purpose of meditation and study.

     

    Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary - Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1976 under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Covering an area of around 245 sq km, this wildlife sanctuary is situated in the northern region of Mahasamund. The sanctuary has a rich reserve of flora, fauna and avifauna species. The sanctuary has a variety of plants and trees like terminalia, teak, sal and bamboo. Apart from this, semal, mahua, ber and tendu are some of the notable trees that can be found at this sanctuary. The hilly and flat terrain of this region has an altitude ranging between 265 metres and 400 metres.  Visitors can also spot some of the popular animals like jackal, tiger, four-horned antelope, flying squirrel and sloth bear. Besides, chital, sambar, nilgai, leopards, chinkara, barking deer, black buck and many more can also be seen in the sanctuary.

     

    Laxman Temple - Laxman Temple is one of the most beautiful temples of Mahasamund which is also known as the Panchrath Temple. This temple comprises of a Mandapam (shelter), Antraal (passage) and Garbha Grih (main sanctum). The carvings on the walls of the shrine draw a lot of attention. The exterior walls and pillars are decorated with carvings of Bharwahakgana, Aja Vatayan, Chitya Gawaksha, Karna Amalak and Kirtimukh. The entrance of this temple depicts a Sheshnaag protecting Lord Shiva as an umbrella. Numerous structures of Lord Vishnu and ornament symbols of Krishna Leela are placed on both sides of the entrance. Other notable highlights of the shrine are erotic pictures and figures like Vishnava Dwarpal.

     

    Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar - Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar is one of the chief vihars among Buddha Vihars of Sirpur town of Mahasamund. The vihar dates back to the era of Mahashiv Gupt Balarjun. It was built by a famous follower of Lord Buddha, Bhikshu Anand Prabhu.  The main entrance of the temple has various stone pillars along with numerous Dwarapal carvings.  This vihar has 14 rooms and a statue of Buddha, which is around 6 feet tall. This statue of Lord Buddha is a prime attraction of Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar.

     

    Archaeological Museum - The Archaeological Museum is located in the premises of the Laxman Temple in the township of Sirpur. This museum has been established by the Archaeological Survey of India, housing the rarest statues along with architectural objects belonging to yesteryears.

     

    Gandheswar Temple - Gandheswar Temple is amongst the famous religious centres of Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh. The shrine is constructed along the ruins of the ancient vihars and temples of Mahasamund. Located on the embankment of the River Mahanadi, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is home to various statues of Lord Buddha, Lord Natraj and Lord Shiva. In addition to these, statues of Mahisasur Mardini, Lord Varah and Lord Garud Narayan are also enshrined in the sanctum. The entrance of the temple is decorated with several pictures of Shiva-Leela.   

     

    Sweth Ganga of Bhamhini - Sweth Ganga of Bhamhini is a kund or tank of religious importance, situated in the village of Bhamhini. It is about 10 km from the Mahasamund headquarters. There is a water spring that continuously flows from this kund into the river. Tourists can also visit an old temple nearby that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the auspicious day of Mahashivratri, this temple is thronged by devotees to see the fair, which is celebrated on the full-moon day of the Maghi month. During the month of Shravan, Kawars bathe at the spot and fill two pots with the spring water. Thereafter, these Kawars carry this water to the town of Sirpur and shower it on the Shivalinga at Gandheswar Mahadeva temple.

     

    Khallarimatha Temple - The Khallarimatha Temple is located in the forests of Khallari Village, about 25 km south of Mahasamund town. There are foot impressions at the shrine, which are believed to be of Bheem, one of the five Pandavas. It is believed that the Pandavas visited the region during their exile. The temple on the hilltop of this village hosts several celebrations during Navaratri Festival and thousands of devotees throng the temple. Apart from this, an annual fair is also held on the full moon day in the month of Chaitra. 

     

    Chandi Temple of Birkoni - The Chandi Temple of Birkoni is a popular religious centre of Mahasamund and is dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi. The temple is located in the Birkoni village of Mahasamund. One of the major attractions of this temple is the celebration of Navaratri that is organised during the Chaitra and Kuwar month. Thousands of devotees throng the temple and offer prayers to the presiding deity and seek her blessings. The shrine can be reached by going north on NH7.

     

    Godhara of Daldali - Godhara of Daldali is one of the famous tourist attractions of Mahasamund, which is situated in the village of Daldali. It is located at a distance of around 10 km east of Mahasamund. Surrounded by beautiful forests, this Godhara has a continuously flowing water stream that is quite popular. The village of Daldali also houses an ancient temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. An annual fair is celebrated at the religious centre in the month of Shravan, which is attended by thousands of devotees.

     

    Chandi Temple of Guchapali - The Chandi Temple of Guchapali is a shrine of religious importance which is located in the south of Mahasamund. Numerous devotees visit the temple to pay homage to the presiding deity of this temple, Chandi Devi. On the occasion of Navaratri during the month of Chaitra, a grand fair is held and is celebrated with great fervour.

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    Manasi Lodge, Mahasamund

    Near Petrol Pump

    Manasi Lodge, Mahasamund offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    1,300.00 Avg/night

    Samrat Lodge, Mahasamund

    Main Road Mahasamund

    Samrat Lodge, Mahasamund offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    1,300.00 Avg/night

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    Pithora - Pithora is amongst the most frequented townships of Mahasamund District, situated along NH6. A Nagar Panchayat of Mahasamund lying at an elevation of 304 metres above sea level is visited by tourists to witness the tribal lifestyle, customs and traditional dances. Some of the popular dances performed by these tribes are Raut and Suva Nach.

     

    Swastik Vihar - Swastik Vihar is another Buddhist structure, located in proximity to Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar. It is believed that various Buddha Bhikshus used this vihar for the purpose of meditation and study.

     

    Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary - Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1976 under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Covering an area of around 245 sq km, this wildlife sanctuary is situated in the northern region of Mahasamund. The sanctuary has a rich reserve of flora, fauna and avifauna species. The sanctuary has a variety of plants and trees like terminalia, teak, sal and bamboo. Apart from this, semal, mahua, ber and tendu are some of the notable trees that can be found at this sanctuary. The hilly and flat terrain of this region has an altitude ranging between 265 metres and 400 metres.  Visitors can also spot some of the popular animals like jackal, tiger, four-horned antelope, flying squirrel and sloth bear. Besides, chital, sambar, nilgai, leopards, chinkara, barking deer, black buck and many more can also be seen in the sanctuary.

     

    Laxman Temple - Laxman Temple is one of the most beautiful temples of Mahasamund which is also known as the Panchrath Temple. This temple comprises of a Mandapam (shelter), Antraal (passage) and Garbha Grih (main sanctum). The carvings on the walls of the shrine draw a lot of attention. The exterior walls and pillars are decorated with carvings of Bharwahakgana, Aja Vatayan, Chitya Gawaksha, Karna Amalak and Kirtimukh. The entrance of this temple depicts a Sheshnaag protecting Lord Shiva as an umbrella. Numerous structures of Lord Vishnu and ornament symbols of Krishna Leela are placed on both sides of the entrance. Other notable highlights of the shrine are erotic pictures and figures like Vishnava Dwarpal.

     

    Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar - Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar is one of the chief vihars among Buddha Vihars of Sirpur town of Mahasamund. The vihar dates back to the era of Mahashiv Gupt Balarjun. It was built by a famous follower of Lord Buddha, Bhikshu Anand Prabhu.  The main entrance of the temple has various stone pillars along with numerous Dwarapal carvings.  This vihar has 14 rooms and a statue of Buddha, which is around 6 feet tall. This statue of Lord Buddha is a prime attraction of Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar.

     

    Archaeological Museum - The Archaeological Museum is located in the premises of the Laxman Temple in the township of Sirpur. This museum has been established by the Archaeological Survey of India, housing the rarest statues along with architectural objects belonging to yesteryears.

     

    Gandheswar Temple - Gandheswar Temple is amongst the famous religious centres of Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh. The shrine is constructed along the ruins of the ancient vihars and temples of Mahasamund. Located on the embankment of the River Mahanadi, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is home to various statues of Lord Buddha, Lord Natraj and Lord Shiva. In addition to these, statues of Mahisasur Mardini, Lord Varah and Lord Garud Narayan are also enshrined in the sanctum. The entrance of the temple is decorated with several pictures of Shiva-Leela.   

     

    Sweth Ganga of Bhamhini - Sweth Ganga of Bhamhini is a kund or tank of religious importance, situated in the village of Bhamhini. It is about 10 km from the Mahasamund headquarters. There is a water spring that continuously flows from this kund into the river. Tourists can also visit an old temple nearby that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the auspicious day of Mahashivratri, this temple is thronged by devotees to see the fair, which is celebrated on the full-moon day of the Maghi month. During the month of Shravan, Kawars bathe at the spot and fill two pots with the spring water. Thereafter, these Kawars carry this water to the town of Sirpur and shower it on the Shivalinga at Gandheswar Mahadeva temple.

     

    Khallarimatha Temple - The Khallarimatha Temple is located in the forests of Khallari Village, about 25 km south of Mahasamund town. There are foot impressions at the shrine, which are believed to be of Bheem, one of the five Pandavas. It is believed that the Pandavas visited the region during their exile. The temple on the hilltop of this village hosts several celebrations during Navaratri Festival and thousands of devotees throng the temple. Apart from this, an annual fair is also held on the full moon day in the month of Chaitra. 

     

    Chandi Temple of Birkoni - The Chandi Temple of Birkoni is a popular religious centre of Mahasamund and is dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi. The temple is located in the Birkoni village of Mahasamund. One of the major attractions of this temple is the celebration of Navaratri that is organised during the Chaitra and Kuwar month. Thousands of devotees throng the temple and offer prayers to the presiding deity and seek her blessings. The shrine can be reached by going north on NH7.

     

    Godhara of Daldali - Godhara of Daldali is one of the famous tourist attractions of Mahasamund, which is situated in the village of Daldali. It is located at a distance of around 10 km east of Mahasamund. Surrounded by beautiful forests, this Godhara has a continuously flowing water stream that is quite popular. The village of Daldali also houses an ancient temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. An annual fair is celebrated at the religious centre in the month of Shravan, which is attended by thousands of devotees.

     

    Chandi Temple of Guchapali - The Chandi Temple of Guchapali is a shrine of religious importance which is located in the south of Mahasamund. Numerous devotees visit the temple to pay homage to the presiding deity of this temple, Chandi Devi. On the occasion of Navaratri during the month of Chaitra, a grand fair is held and is celebrated with great fervour.

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