Rajim

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Rajim
town
Rajim is located in Chhattisgarh
Rajim
Rajim
Rajim is located in India
Rajim
Rajim
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Coordinates: 20°57′54″N 81°52′54″E / 20.96500°N 81.88167°E / 20.96500; 81.88167Coordinates: 20°57′54″N 81°52′54″E / 20.96500°N 81.88167°E / 20.96500; 81.88167
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Gariaband
Elevation 281 m (922 ft)
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration CG
Nearest city Raipur

Rajim is a town in Gariaband district, Chhattisgarh, India.

Geography[edit]

It is located at an elevation of 281 m above MSL.[1]

Location[edit]

Rajim is 45 km from Raipur. To reach there, one needs to take National Highway 43 to Abhanpur; from there a left turn leads a narrow but motor-able road to Rajim. Other. Nearby important city is Mahasamund which is only 35 km far on the junction of National Highway 6 and National Highway 217 and which has major railway station in Raipur Vizag rail line. The nearest airport is Raipur Airport and the nearest railhead is Mahasamund railway station.

Tourism[edit]

The holy confluence of three rivers Mahanadi (Chitrotpala), Pairi and Sondur, called Triveni Sangam is at Rajim. Rajim is also known as the "Prayag of the Chhattisgarh".[2]

Group of temples known as Rajiv Lochan
Group of temples known as Rajiv Lochan
Rajiv Lochan Mandir

Temples[edit]

Rajim is famous for its rich cultural heritage and the beautiful ancient temples.

Rajiv Lochan Vishnu Mandir[edit]

The Rajiv Lochan Vishnu Mandir, built in 8th century CE, dedicated to Lord Vishnu is at Rajim. This temple is a great example of PANCHAYAN SHAILI (Architect)[3] The temple structure is supported by twelve towered columns embroidered with stone carvings, which bear the faces of the various gods of the Hindu mythology. The temple is an important religious construct visited by devotees from all over the globe who arrive to offer their prayers to the Lord Vishnu. The statue of Lord Buddha in the meditative position under the Bodhi tree carved out of black stone is also popular in the city.[4]

Subsidiary Temples[edit]

Other temples dedicated to the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu like the Vamana and the Narasimha are in close proximity of the Rajiv Lochan Mandir.[4]

Kuleshvara Mahadeva Mandir[edit]

The Kuleshvara Mahadeva Mandir stands in glory in the city even in its ruinous state.[4]

Ghatoria Mahakali Mandir[edit]

The Ghatoria Mahakali Mandir is another temple on the banks of Mahanadi river.[4]

bhagvan parashvanath temple:- this temple has been made before 15 years back,when few people found a 2000 old year parshavanatha bhagwan's statue.

Festivals[edit]

The annual Rajim Lochan Mahotsav is held between the 16th of February and the 1st of March. The various music and dance performances conducted in the fair displays the rich culture of Rajim.

A view at mahanadi river at rajim
Famous Rajim Kumbh 2007
Famous Rajim Mela 2007
kuleshwar mahadev temple, rajjim- distant view through mahanadi
a kali mandir in the banks of mahanadi in rajim- ghatoria kali mandir

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