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Chhattisgarh government inaugurates Shivrinarayan temple

  • Category
    Art and culture
  • Published
    18th Apr, 2022


The Chhattisgarh government recently organized a grand inaugural event to mark the completion of the renovation and beautification work of the Shivrinarayan temple under the ambitious ‘Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit’.


  • The Laxminarayan Temple was built by the kings of Hayhay Vansh during the age of 11th century on the bank of Mahanadi at Shivarinarayan Nagar.
  • Shvirinarayan temple is situated in the Champa Janjgir district of Chhatisgarh.
  • It is one of the most sacred places according to Hindu mythology and is situated at the meeting point of rivers Mahanadi, Jonk and Shivnath.
  • According Hindu mythology from the age of Ramayana shabri aasharma is situated here.
  • The temple of Shivarinarayan is a great piece work Vaishanav Shaili by the Vaishnav community.
  • It is believed that Lord Rama spent most of the time during his 14-year exile in Dandakaranya region of Chhattisgarh.
  • The description of this place can be found in relation to every Yug. This place is known as:
    • Baikunthpur of Satyug
    • Rampur of Tretayug
    • Vishnupur of Dwaparyug
    • Shivrinarayan of Kalyug

Shri Jagannathji connection

  • This place is also famously known as Jagannath Puri of Chhatisgrah due to the presence of the Shivrinarayan temple.
  • It is believed that in ancient times, an idol of Shri Jagannathji was established in this place which was later moved to Jagannath Puri. 

About Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit

  • The State government is developing the tourism circuit at a cost of Rs. 137.45 crore. 
  • Nine sites are being developed to attract tourists to the circuit,
  • The circuit shall cover the route believed to be taken by Lord Ram during his 14-year exile.
  • The nine sites are Sitamarhi-Harchaika (Koriya), Ramgarh (Ambikapur), Shivrinarayan (Janjgir-Champa), Turturiya (Baloda Bazaar), Chandkhuri, Rajim (Gariaband), Sihawa-Saptarishi Ashram (Dhamtari), Jagdalpur (Bastar) and Ramaram (Sukma).

Being the birthplace of Mata Kaushalya, Chhattisgarh holds a special significance in the life of Lord Rama. Chandkhuri in Raipur is the maternal home of Shri Ram, who is worshipped as a nephew in Chhattisgarh.


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