(Last Updated on : 09-04-2014)
is situated in the northern part of the state of Chhattisgarh
in India with the district headquarters lying in the Ambikapur area. The district borders on the states of Uttar Pradesh
, and overlaps the south-eastern part of the Vindhyachal-Baghelkhand region of peninsular India.
The presence of various temples stone carvings and archaic remains show the evidence of existence of this region before Christ (BC). In 4th BC before the arrival of Maurya Empire
, this region was in the Lord of Nanda clan. Before 3rd BC this region was divided into tiny parts. Further, it was undertaken by Rajput
kings belonging to Rakshal clan in Palamau
. In 1820 Amar Singh took control over Surguja state who had been crowned as "Maharaja" in 1826. In 1882 Raghunath Sharan Singh Deo had taken his control over Surguja state.
According to some holy books, Lord Rama
had visited Surguja during his 14 years of exile period. There are many places associated with Ramayana
. Many places are named after Lord Rama, Laxmana
; these are Ramgarh, Sita-Bhengra and Laxmangarh.
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