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Mahamaya Temple in Chhattisgarh

Mahamaya Temple in Ambikapur
Mahamaya Temple in Ambikapur
The ancient Mahamaya Temple dating back to the year 1050 AD was built by the great ruler of the Kalchurian dynasty King Ratansen. It is located on the eastern side of Ambikapur town in Chhattisgarh. The beautiful architecture and the religious values associated with the temple draws thousands of devotees and tourists towards it throughout the year. It is dedicated to the Supreme deity of Goddess Durga. The day-to-day administration as well as the management and financial activities of the temple are looked after by the Sidh Shakti Peeth Shri Mahamaya Devi Mandir Trust. Renowned for its architectural brilliance, the splendid structure of Mahamaya Temple stands tall amidst picturesque landscape of the area.

During the festive seasons and on the auspicious occasions of Durga Puja and Navaratri, the entire temple structure is illuminated with lights which provide a splendid look to the temple. The celebrations and religious fervor shown by the devotees on the religious occasions reflect the total devotion and belief of the people. Mahamaya Temple occupies an important position amongst the major religious places in Chhattisgarh and depicts the true picture of the religious sentiments of the people of the state. At the time of Durga Puja and Navaratri, colorful and attractive fairs and festivals are also organized around the premises of the temple. The fairs and festivals of Mahamaya Temple attract large crowds and provide a golden opportunity to the local inhabitants of Chhattisgarh to display their traditional folk art and craft.