Mahasamund district is an administrative district in Chhattisgarh. Although famous for its mining activities, Mahasamund is also famed for its religious aura. There are a number of temples in Mahasamund. These temples in Mahasamund with their architecture and splendour add that little extra to the religious aura of the city while adding to its popularity of the tourism scenario.
There is a spring gushed from the flagstone pit, with constant flow in to the river from this pit kund Adjacent to this there is an old temple of Lord Shiva. The fair is celebrated during full moon of Magha month and on the day of Maha Shivaratri. Makar Sankranti is one of the great bathing days among the Hindus, like on the day of an eclipse at Kashi (Varanasi), on the day of Makar Sankranti at Prayag (Allahabad) and on the day of Ramnavami at Ayodhya. Every twelfth year, the Magh Mela is held at Allahabad on a colossal scale when it is called Kumbh mela.
On the Maghi, the Hindus take a bath in the holy waters of the Ganga River. If this is not possible, then they bathe in some river, pond, rivulet or canal. It is a day of fast and worship of the sun. They donate a mixture of rice and some pulse, ghee and salt to the Brahmin. 'Khichuri' (cooked rice and pulses) is a standard dish for the meals of the family. Sweets having sesame as an ingredient is also eaten as it is believed that oilseeds impart resistance against colds. During Shraavana, month the devotees called "Bolbum Kawariya" comes here in groups & after taking bath, takes two pot full of water from the spring and tying the two pots on both end of the stick, which is called the Kawar, carry this water on their shoulder and walk to Sirpur village situated about 50 km. away from this place uttering the slogan Bolbum throughout this distance. The water thus carried will be showered on the Shivlinga at Gandheswar Mahadeva temple, Sirpur. The Sean at Sirpur at that time will be similar to Minibaijnath Dham. Devotees observe much penance in order to seek blessings from Lord Shiva enshrined in Sweth Ganga of Bhamhini.