Bhilai is a city in the Durg district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Bhilai is a major industrial city in India as well as an education hub of central India. The name of Bhilai village is taken from the original Bhil tribe living in this village. This tribal species still live in the nearby forests. The city is mainly known for the Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL), one of the largest steel plants in India. With the establishment of India’s second steel plant in Bhilai in 1955, the city began to develop.
Before Bhilai, there was a small village. Haiyavansi was part of the Kingdom until 1740 when it was conquered by the Marathas. It was then run by the British from 1853 to 1947. The modern city of Bhilai was established in 1995 when the Indian government signed a historic agreement with the Soviet Union to set up a steel plant in Magnitogorsk.
Visiting places in Bhilai
Uwasaggharam Parshwa Teerth
Uvasagaram Parshva Tirth is a Jain temple. This temple is built on the banks of the river Shionath. This temple was established in 1995This temple is dedicated to Lord Prasvanath, the Jain pilgrim. The temple has a statue of Lord Parshvanath at a height of 30 feet which is a major attraction at the entrance. In addition to the temple, the place also has gardens, temples, a yoga center, and a guest house, built on the banks of the Sheonath River.
Civic Center is a popular shopping hub in Bhilai, buzzing with all kinds of noise, social activities, and entertainment. To the east of the Civic-Center, there is an ‘open-air-theater’, which serves as a platform for numerous cultural activities, including nights of music. The open-air theater here hosts a number of cultural activities, stage and musical nights
The temple is located on the top of a hill. This is an important religious place which is known all over the state. This is also known as the big Bambleshwari. The temple is believed to be about 2220 years old. It is believed that a local king, Raja Veerasena, performed many poojas and worshiped the deities to get blessings from his children. A year later, the queen gave birth to a son, whom the king considered a blessing from Lord Shiva and Parvati, he built a temple here.
Maitri Bagh is a zoo and a park. The park has been developed by the Bhilai Steel Plant next to two man-made water bodies. It is the largest zoo in the Bhilai regionMaitri Bagh was established by the USSR. And in the year 1972 as a symbol of India’s friendship. The park is also known as the Friendship Park by the locals. At the entrance to the park are two artificial giraffes that collide with each other.
Ganga Maiya Temple
According to local mythology, the deity of the temple is said to have been discovered by a local fisherman from his net, which he did not receive and was ignored. A man living in the village of this fisherman was then ordered by the idol in Pn to pull him back and install him in a hut near the village. After this order, a temple was built on the spot by Bhimchand Tawari.