History of this district is coloured by the ephemeral smoke of traditionalism and the aftermath of the same. Once a capital of 'South Kosala'; ruled by 'Somavansiya Emperors', the area was a domain for propagation and receiving of knowledge and thus cultural renaissance.
An assortment of numerous temples here and there with their natural and divine beauty delights the anticipatory brain of the visitors and the archaeological vision of the historians. The temples and the fairs/ festivals have become the part and parcel of cultural life of the dwelling populace.
The position of Sirpur is at the top of all international famed historical places of South Kosal i.e, present Chhattisgarh. Sirpur, located at the bank of holy Mahanadi River, is completely merged with the cultural and architectural arts. In the old age (at the time of Somavanshiya emperors) Sirpur was known as 'Shripur' and was the capital of South Kosala. Sirpur has very special position in the history of Indian art due to the value of vital and original experimentalist as well as religious and spiritual knowledge and science.
Mahasamund is the administrative headquarters of Mahasamund District. The historical city of Mahasamund is also a municipality in the Mahasamund District in the Chhattisgarh state. The History of Mahasamund district has an aura of importance attached to it. A look into the History of Mahasamund tells one and all that there have been tribes living in the region since the ancient times. There are a massive number of different types of tribes living in the city. The different types of tribes are Kamar, Kanwar, Dhanwar, Halba, Kharai, Munda, Pardhi, Bahalia, Saur, Saharia, Sonar, Sanwara, Kharwar, Bhujia and Binjhwar.
It is the history of this region that informs one and all the minute details about the tribes' and their life and the other aspects related to these. The dressing styles and patterns of the people in the city owing to the lifestyle are simple and traditional. The apparel of the male is usually a Dhoti, Kurta and a Turban on their head with a piece of clothing round the neck. They also wear a special type of leather shoe. This leather shoe is known as Bhandai. The female prefer to wear saris with exceptional type of leather footwear known as Atkaria. According to the History of Mahasamund, the dressing style has been followed for decades and is still being maintained. The language spoken here is known as 'Chhattisgari'.
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