Video In and Around Mahamaya Temple
Significance of the temple
Mahamaya Devi temple is surrounded by an 18-inch thick perimeter wall. Most of the statues and motifs used in the temple have been taken from the remnants of certain ancient temples, among them some are also Jain temples.
This temple consists of a sanctum and a mandapa with fortified fascinated courtyard, which was built in Maratha period but the original temple was built by the Kalchuri rulers in 12th-13th century. A.D.
This temple was dedicated to Mahamaya Devi who was the Kula Devi of the Kalchuri rulers of Ratanpur branch. The famous annual Navaratri fair is held here. This place can be developed as a tourist centre.
The temple is surrounded by lush green forests and blue mountains. The Ghatadai Paharia Tripur Sundar Devi is dedicated to goddess Tripur Sundar.
|On the banks of the River Mahanadi, the Shivarinarayan Laxminarayan Temple stands pretty. It was built by the rulers of the Hayhay Dynasty. Turridhav Shiva Temple in Janjgir, Champa District is famous for its fair during the Mahashivaratri.||Nearby tourist places to Mahamaya Temple
How to reach the Temple
- Sidh Shakti Peeth Shri Mahamaya Devi Mandir is situated along the Bilaspur Ambikapur state highway, just 25 km away from Bilaspur.
- The nearest railway station is Bilaspur which comes under the South East Central Railway.
- Bilaspur has an aerodrome too. The place is connected with any intra- or international flights. The nearest airport, then, is at Raipur (Mana Airport - 130 km from Bilaspur), which is connected to Mumbai, Delhi and Nagpur.
- However, being a zonal headquarters of the Indian Railways, Bilaspur is suitably connected with all the major cities of India by train.
- After alighting the train at Bilaspur, one can either take a bus or a taxi that will take you directly to Ratanpur. The taxi can take you inside the Temple complex, which is half a kilometre offset from the highway.