Champaran, Chhattisgarh

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For historic region of Bihar, see Champaran.
Champaran
Champajhar
village
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Raipur
Government
 • Body Gram Panchayat
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 493885
Nearest city Rajim 15Km south of champaran
Lok Sabha constituency Raipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Rajim
Civic agency Gram Panchayat

Champaran, formerly known as Champajhar, is a village in the Raipur District in the state of Chhattisgarh, India, which lies about 60 km from the state capital of Raipur via Arang[1]

The village is identified with Champaranya and therefore has religious significance as the birthplace of the Saint Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya, the reformer and founder of the Vallabh sect also known as Pushtimarg. A temple has been constructed in his honour. Near this is a temple of Champakeshwara Mahadeva. There are 2 Baithakji's of lord Vallabhacharya Chaurasi Bethak.

Attractions[edit]

There are two temples dedicated to Shri Mahaprabhuji in Champaran. The first one is known as Prakatya Baithakji Mandir, where seva is performed by Param Pujya Goswami shri Vrajjivanlalji and his 2 sons Goswami Shri Dwarkeshlalji and Shri Purshottamlalji. The second Baithakji is Mool Prakatya that is normally known as Chhatti Baithak. In this temple seva is done by Goswami shri Vallabhlalji and Shri Raghunathlalji (Shri Pinky Bawa) of 5th house of Kamvan. Apart from this there is a Haveli temple dedicated to Shree Girirajji and Shree Balkrishnalalji. A small Stream of Mahanadi river flows near the temple which is believed to be form Yamuna river and worshipped. Mahaprabhuji's Prakatya Utsav is celebrated every year on eleventh day of Baisakh and many of followers of the sect gather at the temple to pay homage. The Annual Fair of Champaran is held with great festivities in the month of Magh every year. Large number of pushtimargiya vaishnavs visit champaran every year. [2]

Transport[edit]

Nearest airport and Railway station is capital city of Raipur.you can easily book a taxi or get a bus for champaran very easily.

Champaran is accessible from Raipur both via Arang. From the junction of Arang-Rajim Road at the village of Jonda, there is a paved road to Champaran. Buses are available from Raipur and Arang.

Accommodation[edit]

There are lot of hotels(Dharmashalas) for the pilgrims visiting the place. some of them are listed below -

Shree Sudamapuri - Excellent facilities, one must book room earlier as it is always full. Run by temple management.

Vallabh Nidhi - Mediocre facilities, cheap.

Chhatthiji Towers - Newly built, located inside Chhatthiji baithak. Excellent facilities . Contact baithakji management for booking room.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Champaran www.tourismofchhattisgarh.com.
  2. ^ "Champaran PinCode". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 

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