Danteshwari Temple History, Timings, Darshan, Route info
Danteshwari temple History
As per the Legend, Sathi Daughter of Daksha Prajapati married Lord Siva against her father’s wish. Daksha thought to insult his son-in-law in which he decided to perform Yagna. He had invited all Devas excluding Sati and Lord Siva. Sati on knowing this reached paternal home in advising her father. Daksha showed his anger on Sati and insulted before the guests. Disturbed Sati immolated herself in the Yogagni. Lord Siva on knowing this ordered Veerabhadra and Kali to destroy Yagna. Veerabhadra, Kali along with other Siva Ganas destroyed Yagna place and killed Daksha. Lord Siva performed Dance of destruction on collecting Sati’s corpse. In order to rescue the universe, Lord Vishnu sent his Chakra and made Sati’s corpse into pieces. The pieces fell across Indian Subcontinent and these places called as Sakthi Peetas. It is believed that the Tooth of Sati Devi fallen here. Hence the name Danteshwari.
This temple received huge contributions from Naga Kings followed by Chalukyas. The temple was renovated during the reign of Chalukya Kings in 14th Century AD. Chalukyan kings used to donate Village during their visit to the temple. This temple is currently running under Zia family who used to monitor all temple activities and events. Locals used to call this deity by Maiji. This temple is one of the 52 Sakthi Peetas.
Temple will be thronged with thousands of devotees during Navaratri days (Dussehra)
Dress Code: Any decent outfit.
Darshan waiting time: 30 – 45 mins.
How to reach Danteshwari temple?
- The nearest airport is at Jagdalpur which is 95 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Jagdalpur which is 90 km away.
- The direct bus is available from Raipur and Jagdalpur stations.
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