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INFORMATION ABOUT RAIPUR

Raipur District is situated in the fertile plains of Chhattisgarh Region. This District is situated between 22o 33' N to 21o14'N Latitude and 82o 6' to 81o38'E Longtitude. The District is surrounded by District Bilaspur in North, District Bastar and part of Orissa state in South, District Raigarh and part of Orissa state in East and district Durg in West. The district occupies the south eastern part of the upper Mahanadi valley and the bordering hills in the south and the east. Thus, the district is divided into two major physical divisions, Viz., the Chattisgarh plain and the Hilly Areas. Raipur district is administratively divided into 13 Tehisils and 15 revenue blocks. It comprises of two Lok Sabha Constituencies (Raipur and Mahasamund) and 13 Vidhansabha constituencies. The chief crop of this region is Paddy. Raipur district is fast emerging an industrial centre too. There are 58 large and middle scale industries established so far in this district which have offered employment to nearly 12351 persons. Industrial development in this district is mainly because of availability of wide spread Minerals, Coal, Electricity and cheap labour cost.

RAIPUR HISTORY

Raipur district is important in historical and archeological point of view. This district was once part of Southern Kosal and considered to be under Mourya Kingdom. Raipur city had been the capital of the Haihaya Kings, controlling the traditional forts of the Chhattisgarh for a long time. The town of Raipur has been in existence since the 9th century, the old site and ruins of the fort can be seen in the southern part of the city. Satawahana Kings ruled this part till the 2nd-3rd century AD.

RAIPUR TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Burha Talab :literal meaning aged (burha) lake (talab), Burha Talab is the largest lake of several in the city. Its beauty is enhanced by an island, laced with green trees and gardens, situated in the middle of the lake.


  • Dudhadari Temple :situated near the Burha Talab, stands the 500-year-old Dudhadari Temple, which has elaborate carvings. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Ram.


  • Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum :a large collection of inscriptions, images, coins, sculptures, etc. are displayed in this museum.


  • Shaheed Smarak Complex :an exceptionally conceptualized architectural marvel of Prasanna Kothari - a memorial of freedom fighters enveloping a huge auditorium, library, museum and an art gallery.


  • Hidayatullah National Law University :sixth in a series on National Law schools established on the lines of the National Law School at Bangalore.


  • Raipur has one Medical College : called Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College, one National Institute of Technology, three engineering colleges, the Raipur Institute of technology, New Government Engineering College and the Disha Institute of Technology.


  • Champaran :is a small town about 60 km (37 mi) from Raipur that has religious significance as the birthplace of the saint Vallabha Acharya.


  • In Raipur City :one of the most famous temple is known as the Banjari Mata Mandir which was established by Shree Harish Joshi [needs citation]. The folklore has it that Mr. Joshi found a place where a stone looked like an idol of Banjari Mata. Upon discovering the idol, he started worshiping the idol and hence attracting attention of the public. Since then the place has been converted into a famous temple


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