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Danteshwari Temple

Jagdalpur

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Danteshwari Temple Overview

Ranked 6 of 13 sightseeing in Jagdalpur

The Danteshwari Temple is situated at a distance of about 84 km from the city of Jagdalpur. It is located in Dantewada, to the south-west of Jagdalpur, near Bastar Palace and Gole Bazaar and at the confluence of the holy Dhankini and Shankini rivers.

This popular and sacred 600-year-old temple is dedicated to Ma Danteshwari, a local goddess and an incarnation of Shakti. The temple was built in the South Indian style of temple architecture by the Chalukya kings, in the 14th century. The idol of the Goddess is chiselled out of black stone.

It is believed that this temple possesses many divine powers. It is situated in a spacious courtyard and is surrounded by massive walls. There are four parts of the temple, namely, Maha Mandap, Sabha Mandap, Garbh Griha and Mukhya Mandap. The temple is also inclusive of a Garud Pillar at the entrance and a shikhara that is adorned with sculptural finery.

The temple is considered a representation of the socio-religious-cultural history of the Bastar region. Every year, during Dusshera, many tribal people from neighbouring villages gather at this temple to pay homage to the goddess.

The Danteshwari Temple serves as the most important spiritual centre for the people of this region, owing to its rich sculptural and architectural wealth and its vibrant festive traditions. It is also popular as one of the 52 ‘Shakti Pithas’ in India and derived its name from the belief that a tooth of Devi Sati fell at this place.
 

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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Danteshwari Temple, Jagdalpur

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Danteshwari Temple, Jagdalpur

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Swarup Mondal

Danteshwari Temple
Danteshwari Temple, Jagdalpur

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Swarup Mondal

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