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Ashtadasa Shakti peethas -Danteswari devi- Tooth-Dantewada (Chattisgarh)

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Ashtadasa Shakti peethas -Danteswari devi- Tooth-Dantewada (Chattisgarh)

Dev’s teeth fell in Dantewada,Chattisgarh,India.

Situated in Dantewada, south-west of Jagdalpur, at the confluence of the holy rivers Shankini and Dhankini,both the rivers have different colors,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. Little is known about this shrine to much of India. The vast temple complex today is truly a standing monument to centuries of history and tradition. 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.

Danteshwari Temple Story

This place has always been considered holy and sacred by the devotees. Various interesting stories are related to this place. It is believed that Devas of eighty four different villages reside here. Out of which Mata Sati is the main and is worshipped here. According to another story, Mata Sati appeared here in the form of a ring. It is said that she appeared near the banks of Shankini-Dankini and left her ring before vanishing.
This ring fell in the Sonekanhar village. This is the reason why Devi is regarded as the Kul Devi of all the Kings in this place. This temple built in the middle of the forest provides peace to the people visiting this place. According to another story, it is believed that when King Annam of the Kakatiya dynasty visited this place, Mata Danteshwari appeared in front of him. Mata Danteshwari blessed him with a boon saying that she would follow him everywhere he goes.
There was only condition. The condition was that the King could not turn around to see her. King Aannam marched forward and Mata Danteshwari followed him. He started conquering places he went to and this want on for a few days. When King Annam reached the banks of Shankini-Dankini, he could not hear Mata’s anklets.
He could not hear the sound because Mata was also walking on the river just behind King Annam. He turned around thinking that Mata was not with him and saw her. According to Mata Danteshwari’s condition to the boon, she disappeared when King Annam turned around. He then built this temple on the banks of Shankini-Dankini river dedicated to Mata Danteshwari.
Danteshwari Temple Importance

Devotees from all over India visit Danteshwari temple just for a glimpse of Mata Danteshwari. A beautiful idol of Mata Danteshwari is placed in this temple. It has been built with a black rock. Idols of Lord Narsimha and Lord Nataraj can also be seen in the temple.

Other idols can also be seen here. The temple has been magnificently built. Rivers Shankini and Dankini are in close vicinity of the temple. Devotees visiting this place receive Mata’s blessings and their wishes are fulfilled.

  • Monday – Friday: 6.00 AM – 7.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM – 7.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM – 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM – 7.00 PM

Devotees have to wear Dhoti before entering the Temple.

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