Pilgrimage Tourism in Mahasamund District
This district covers many temples of the architectural beauty. Some of the temples are Khallarimatha temple, Chandi Temple, and many other temples.
Khallarimatha temple is on the hilltop forest of Khallari village situated about 25 km south of Mahasamund. Every year during Navratri festival, large number of devotees visit this temple and participate in the annual fair (mela) scheduled on the full moon day of Chaitra month every year. It is believed that Pandavas of Mahabharat visited this hilltop. According to the beliefs of local people footprints of Bhima are visible on this hilltop.
Sweth Ganga of Bhamini
In the village of Bhamini about 10 km west of Mahasamund, Swethganga is situated. Adjacent to this there is an old temple of Lord Shiva. A mela is organized during full moon of Magha month and on Shivaratri. During Shravan month the devotees called 'Bolbum Kawariya' come here in groups for offering their prayers to Lord Shiva.
Godhara of Daldali
About 10 km east of Mahasamund there is a place called Daldali where there is an old Siva temple and Godhara. The water flows constantly from the Godhara. The village Daldali's northeast side is covered by beautiful forests. During the months of Shravan and Poush, devotees in great numbers offer prayers here. During full moon of Poush Mela is celebrated here. It is considered as a great attraction for the tourists.
Chandi Temple of Birkoni
The Chandi Temple is in village Birkoni is located at around 10 km north of Mahasamund. During Navratri of Chaitra, huge number of devotees visits this temple and offer prayers.
Chandi Temple of Guchhapali
Guchhapali village is about 40 km south side of Mahasamund. The Chandi temple, which is having an idol of Devi Chandi, is situated in this village. Big fair is organized here during Navratri of Chaitra month.
These tourist spots of Mahasamund District attract large of travellers from different parts of the country.
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