(Last Updated on : 25/06/2014)
Dongragarh is one of the prominent religious destinations in the Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh. It is situated at a distance of 35 km. from the district headquarters at Rajnandgaon. The name of the place Dongragarh is derived from two words 'Dongarh' meaning 'mountains' and 'garh' meaning 'fort'. The nearest airport is at Raipur and the nearest railway station is Rajnandgaon Railway Station. The town is also well connected through buses and taxis to other places.
A pilgrimage spot for devotees, Maa Bamleshwari Temple is situated here on a hilltop at a height of 1,600 feet. Another prominent shrine in the vicinity is Chhoti Bamleshwari Temple. The devotees flock these temples during Navratri. Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and Lord Shiva
are also located here. The ropeway is an added attraction of the place.
According to the 2001 census report, Dongragarh had a population of 34, 440. Males constitute 51% of the population and females constitute 49% of the population. In Dongragarh, 12% of the population is less than six years of age. Dongragarh has an average literacy rate of 73%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 81% and, the female literacy rate is 66%.
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