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Danteshwari Temple Jagdalpur
Another temple of the 51 Shakti Peethas is the Danteshwari temple that is located in Jagdalpur in
Chattishgarh. Being a Shakti Peetha, this spot gets its name from the fact that Shakti’s teeth fell at
this very spot.
This temple was built by the Chalukyas in the 14th century in a place called Dantewada.
The name of this town was derived from the deity of the temple Danteshwari. The best time to visit the
temple is during Dusshera. Every year, during this time, several tribes from nearby villages and jungles
visit this temple to worship the Goddes.
The idol of the Danteshwari is taken out from the temple and carried
around the city which is a grand procession that takes place here. This procession is also one of the most
popular tourist attractions. During Navratri, the Jyoti Kalashas is also lit up and that is a sight worth
watching. The quaint and simple village of Bastar comes alive during this festival and you will see thousands
of devotees visiting.
How to reach Danteshwari Temple:
You can reach the Danteshwari temple by road via Jagdalpur since the route is a national highway.
And there are also trains that are connected to Jagdalpur from Raipur station. The closest airport
however is the Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. From the airport, you can either board a train or bus
to reach your destination.