Dantewada is the fourth largest city in the Bastar division in the state of Chhattisgarh. Dantewada came into existence in 1998 after the partition of Madhya Pradesh to Chhattisgarh. Historically, the village is named after the goddess Danteshwari Shakti. Dantewada was known as Taralpal and Dantavali in prehistoric days. The city has recently developed the Raoghat mines. Currently, this place is influenced by Naxalism. The nearest town to Dantewada is Visakhapatnam.
Visiting place in Dantewada
Memory Pillars Of Gamawada
The memorial pillars of Gamwada are located near the village. These pillars are built of stone and reflect the traditions and culture of the local tribes. There is a belief that the memorial pillars of Gamawada commemorate the relatives of the local inhabitants and they are centuries old. In this village, huge pillars of stones are found which are known as memory pillars. These pillars were erected for centuries by the local inhabitants of these places in the loving memory of their deceased loved ones.
Bodhghat Sath Dhar
Bodh Ghat Sath Dhar is a small waterfall. The waterfall is beautiful even though it is small. Because it is a place full of lush green forests, a river and mountains that provide a magnificent view of nature. The seven parts of Indravati have gathered at this waterfall. The bridge is over the Indravati river and before that, there is a track of about two kilometers to reach the falls. The falls flow through the rocky terrain and form the Dhara Falls.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Narasimha. Narasimha is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There are idols of both Lord Ganesha and Lord Narasimha. It has various sculptures and many walls carved from the dome. The temple is built in Dravidian style. There is also a Shiva temple and a Ganesh temple near the Mama-Bhanja temple. Which attracts tourists.
These mountain ranges have various peaks resembling the hump of an ox and are thus hence it is called ‘Baila Dila‘ in the local language. The Bailadila range is known for its abundance of iron. Bailadila, which is an industrial area, is divided into two cities – Bacheli and Kirandul. There is a mountain range called Akash Nagar where maximum deposits of iron ore are found. This mountain range is the highest mountain range.
Barsur is a village located on the banks of the river Indravati. The village was built for the Gangavanshi rulers in 840 A.D. Was the throne of power. The village is famous as a city of temples and lakes. The village is adorned with a total of 147 temples and 147 lakes. The Chandraditya temple is built of sandstone, which is considered to be siltstone.