Dantewada

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Dantewada
दंतेवाडा
city
Dantewada is located in India
Dantewada
Dantewada
Dantewada is located in Chhattisgarh
Dantewada
Dantewada
Coordinates: 18°54′00″N 81°21′00″E / 18.9000°N 81.3500°E / 18.9000; 81.3500Coordinates: 18°54′00″N 81°21′00″E / 18.9000°N 81.3500°E / 18.9000; 81.3500
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Dantewada
Elevation 351 m (1,152 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,633
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration CG

Dantewada (also known as Dantewara) is a town and a nagar palika in the Dantewada district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.[1] It is the administrative headquarters of Dantewada District.

The town is named after the goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the Danteshwari Temple located in the town, 80 km from the Jagdalpur tehsil. The goddess is worshipped as an incarnation of Shakti and the temple is held to be one of the fifty-two sacred Shakti Peethas.Dantewada Town is well connected by broad guage railway line from Visakhapatnam.

Geography[edit]

Dantewada is located at 18°54′00″N 81°21′00″E / 18.9000°N 81.3500°E / 18.9000; 81.3500.[2] It has an average elevation of 351 meters (1154 feet). Dantewada city is situated on the river banks of Shankani and Dankini rivers.

Places of Interest[edit]

Danteshwari temple[edit]

One of the Shaktipeethas of India, Maa Danteshwari temple is in Dantewada. The presiding deity of Dantewada is goddess Danteshwari. World famous Bastar Dussehra which is also the longest festival of world, starts from Dantewada Shaktipeeth.

Dholkal Ganesha[edit]

Ganesha idol at a height of 3000 feet is amidst the lush green forests of Bailadila ranges. Path to the peak is full of beautiful sightings. Tourists are visiting Dholkal for real adventure.

Phoolpad waterfalls[edit]

Phoolpad waterfall is a beautiful waterfall with scenic ambience. Recently, District Administration Dantewada started River Rappelling to boost the tourism of that area.

Barsoor[edit]

Known as "the city of temples and lakes", Barsoor has a great historical significance. Grandeur architecture of the temples speak out the glorious history of Barsoor. Twin Ganesha idol, Mama Bhancha temple, Chandraditya temple and Battisha temple are some of them.

Saathdhara Waterfalls[edit]

Six kilometers from Barsoor, there is a bridge which connects Abujhmarh with Barsoor. The bridge is on Indravati river and before it, there is a trek of around two kilometers to reach at the waterfall. Indravati river streams separated by seven sub-streams and flows through rocky terrain and forms Saathdhara waterfall.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Dantewada Tehsil is divided into thirty-one gram panchayats, each one of which has jurisdiction over one or more villages.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[4] Dantewada had a population of 13,633. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Dantewada had an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 78% and, female literacy was 61%. In 2001 in Dantewada, 14% of the population was under 6 years of

Educational Institutes[edit]

1- Government Danteshwari PG College Dantewada

http://www.pgcollegedantewada.com

2. College of Agriculture, Chitalanka, Dantewada

3. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Dantewada

http://www.kvdantewada.com/home.php

4.Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya , Barsoor, Dantewada

http://www.jnvbarsoor.in

5. Govt Model Higher Secondary School, Dantewada

6. NMDC Polytechnic College Dantewada

http://nmdcdavpoly.in

Notable Person[edit]

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