Danteshwari Temple of Chhattisgarh : is temple dedicated to Goddess Danteshwari, and is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas, shrines of Shakti, the divine feminine, spread across India. 1
The temple built in the 14th century, is situated in Dantewada, a town situated 80 km from Jagdalpur Tehsil, Chhattisgarh. Dantewada is named after the Goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the earlier Kakatiya rulers. ..2
It is believed that the temple was created on a spot where the tooth of the Goddess Sati fell during the Satya Yuga when these Shakti shrines were being built. The idol of Danteshwari Mai is chiseled out of black stone. ..3
The temple is divided into four parts such as Garbh Griha, Maha Mandap, Mukhya Mandap and Sabha Mandap. Garbha Griha and Maha Mandap were constructed with stone pieces. There is a Garuda Pillar in front of the entrance of the temple. ..4
The temple itself is located in a spacious courtyard surrounded by massive walls. The shikhara is adorned with sculptural finery. Dantewada, confluence of the holy rivers Shankini and Dhankini, both the rivers have different colors. ... 5
This six-hundred-year-old temple is one of the ancient heritage sites of India and is a representation of the religio-socio-cultural history of the Bastar region. During the festival of Dusshera, thousands of tribal people from nearby jungles and villages visit the temple...6
During the Navaratris, Jyoti Kalash is lighted here. With its rich architectural and sculptural wealth and its vibrant festival traditions, Danteshwari Mai temple serves as the most important spiritual center for the people of this region... 7

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