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Rajim is located in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Rajim is located in India
Rajim (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)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,090
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration CG
Nearest city Raipur

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


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


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.


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".[1]

Group of temples known as Rajiv Lochan


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

Rajiv Lochan Vishnu Mandir[edit]

The Rajiv Lochan Vishnu Mandir is an ancient Vishnu temple located at Rajim. A 7th century CE inscription recording the construction of the temple, and dated to the reign of the king Vilasatunga, has been found here. Vilasatunga probably belonged to a branch of the Nala dynasty.[2]

This temple is a notable example of Panchayana 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.


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.


  1. ^ http://www.chhattisgarh.com/raipur/travels/raipurtravels.htm Prayag of Chhattisgarh
  2. ^ Snigdha Tripathy (1997). Inscriptions of Orissa. I - Circa 5th-8th centuries A.D. Indian Council of Historical Research and Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 165–167. ISBN 978-81-208-1077-8. 
  3. ^ http://raipur.gov.in/tourism.htm#Bk6 Raipur district tourism
  4. ^ a b c d [1]

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