Goddess Danteshwari Temple

Goddess Danteshwari Temple, Bastar

Goddess Danteshwari Temple
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Danteshwari was previously called Goddess Manikeshwari by the Nagas who ruled from 760 to 1324 A.D. One of the Shakti Piths of the Hindus, and located in the Gole Bazar area, the Temple was re-created before 1947. Divided into four sections – the Garbh Griha, Maha Mandap, Mukhya Mandap and Sabha Mandap, it houses idols brought from Bursar.
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Dantewada, Bastar 495001 India

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anjan s
Raipur, India1,693 contributions
Loved the peace again
Nov 2017 • Friends
I visited this temple after a gap of 5 years and again found the same peace and sense of energy here as it was present last time. We went early morning and thus had no crowd at all and had the luxury of spending some time in front of the main deity. such temples are part of rich heritage of India and should be preserved.
Written February 18, 2018
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SaddviAndalwala
Jharkhand, India583 contributions
Danteshwari Visit
Sep 2016 • Solo
My family and I visited the temple in the early morning hours but there was quite a long queue even at that time. The wonderful carvings and beautiful architecture of the building depict stories from the Vedas and Upanishads.
Written July 30, 2017
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nikhil0210
Bhilai, India499 contributions
Goddess of Bastar
Feb 2017
Danteshwari Mata is the main Goddess of Bastar and has huge following of devotees. Teeth of Mata sati were found here too as per stories.
Written February 15, 2017
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harikommu
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates60 contributions
Visited During pre Dashera time
Oct 2015 • Friends
Danteshwari Temple is temple dedicated to Goddess Danteshwari, and is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas, shrines of Shakti, the divine feminine, spread across India.

The temple shrine is still preserved and well maintained. There is no commercial aspects seen around temple. Had a pleasant Visit to the sanctum Goddess Danteswari

The temple trustees are doing a great job even though it was very very busy time during. school scouts & guides also extending their services.
All temples should adhere to this kind of service to the pilgrims.
Written March 27, 2016
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Veerensha
Nagpur, India327 contributions
Jai Maa Danteshwari...
Sep 2015
This temple is one of the Shaktipeeth ( Devi Shrine ) of India..
Located in Bastar district & ariund 55 Km from Jadalpur..

Story behind this temple is that " The Tooth of Maa Sati droped " here..
The architecture of the temple is very nice & old & very nicely crafted statues are placed all over the temple...

Written December 23, 2015
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DIVAroses62
Bhilai, India43 contributions
Paid Obeisance at Jai Ma Danteshwari Temple
Sep 2015 • Family
The temple is an ancient one and worth to visit which is surrounded by two rivers and a garden. Can spend atleast 2/3 hours by paying obeisance at the temple and idling at the garden and rivers.
Written September 13, 2015
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Rohit L
Nagpur, India14 contributions
Excellent infrastructure
Jul 2014 • Family
I would like to give a big thumbs-up to the authorities for making the best of the infrastructures in the Temple premises. The historical architecture is nicely blended with modern facilities. The darshan was made very easy and continent due to proper management. It is said that you must seek blessing from Goddess Danteshwari when-ever you are visiting Bastar or Dantewada. Please do carry a Dhoti with you although dhotis are available for free in the temple.
Written August 11, 2014
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tutun62
Kalyani, India28 contributions
another sakti pith
Mar 2014 • Friends
this is a " Sakti Pith" means the temple here was dedicated to Maa Chandika or Durga who the old script says Sati the daughter of Lord Daksha married Lord Shiva but her father did not like the way shiva spend his life & was always tried to insult him.So,when he started a yagna for the betterment of his kingdom and the universe as such, he called evry deity except shiva. sati could see through his father's intension so she herself attended the yagna, asked his father to call her husband who is the true lord of universe & should be called there otherwise it will not be completed.but daksha insulted her profusely with specially insulted her husband saying he was a beggar,a boozer 7 what not; So sati an incarnation ma durga could not accept the insult & died on the spot.When Shiva heard the news of death of Sati he came rushing to the place of yagna & vandalised the place with his disciples & took away sati's body on his shoulders and started roaming the universe.The great gods became afraid of his rage & decided to cut sati's body into pieces by "sudarshan chakra". Thus sati's teeth or danta fell here in dantewada and mata was worshipped as Danteswari here.The temple was like a tribal temple just like tribes who feels easy to be here.Every man has to wear dhoti or lungi which was the normal dress of tribes to enter the temple.Although the place dantia or dantewada became famous for its notoriety as a place of naxalite terrorism but we have no idea about this as we went there & came back peacefully with peaceful tribals all over the place.front of the temple is made of wood and like a hut. the temple inside was very small with deity in the inner room made of mud or concrete.I felt peace inside whenever i enter a pith of maata & expect you all to come here & see the temple which was situated in the confluence of the rivers dankini & sankini.We had to cross a bridge over dankini to reach The devi's temple.It is about 85 KM from Jagdalpur.
Written July 17, 2014
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Apurba20
Raipur, India482 contributions
Beautiful temple
Jan 2013 • Friends
With the road to Dantewada from Jagdalpur getting a lot better recently, the distance of 85 kms can easily be covered in around one hour fifteen minutes. However it is better to start early from Jagdalpur and come back in the afternoon after the Mandir Darshan.
Danteshwari temple is situated at the entrance of the town. As such the town is very small and there is nothing much to see. There is hardly any good eatery too.
But the temple is very quaint, situated on the banks of the Shankini and Dhankini rivers' confluence. Males visiting have to put on a yellow lungi while paying obeisance to goddess, women have no such restrictions. The temple as such is quite small and entry and exits are entirely hassle free.
Written December 27, 2013
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anjan s
Raipur, India1,693 contributions
Nice Temple in Dantewada
Nov 2012 • Couples
Dantewada may be in news for wrong reasons for some years now , but this small and bewutiful town has one of the most reverred and well managed temples in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The temple compound is clean and very well maintained and free from any annoying elements. The temple structure is like a house without having ny pinnacle.The view of the idol Goddess Danteshwari is really divine. It gives you a sense of inner peace when you stand in front of her.
It is advisable to visit this temple if you are in Bastar. Its a 2 hours drive from the city of Jagdalpur through a very good Highway with picturesque hills and forests around. There is absolutely no fear of insurgency within the Dantewada town nor on the highway from Jagdalpur to Dantewada
Written December 14, 2012
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