Bambleshwari is at Dongargarh in Rajnandgaon district, Chhattisgarh, India. Dongargarh is 107 kilometers from Raipur, via Bhilai, Durg and Rajnandgaon.
About The Temple
Bambleshwari Temple It is on a hilltop of 1600 feet. This temple is referred as Badi Bambleshwari. Another temple at ground level, the Chhotti Bambleshwari is situated about ½ km from the main temple complex. These temples are revered by lakhs of people of Chhattisgarh who flock around the shrine during the Navratris of Kavar (during Dashera) and Chaitra (during Ram Navami).
Legends and Stories
Dongar means mountains while Garh means fort. Legend goes that around 2200 years ago, Raja Veersen, a local king, was childless and upon the suggestions of his royal priests performed puja to the gods. Within a year, the queen gave birth to a son whom they named Madansen. Raja Veersen considered this a blessing of Lord Shiva and Parvati and constructed a temple here.
Navratris during Ram Navami (March/April) and Dusshera (September/October) are important festivals of the temple.
Raipur is the capital of the state of Chatisgarh is the only center to be Linked with an air network. Almost the whole state is connected with good railway network internally and even externally. Raipur and Bilaspur are the two major railways Stations that are connected to every part of the country. The major National Highways 6, 43 and 16 connect all the major cities of the state to other parts in the country like Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and may place in western India. There is good internal road network in the state connecting all the major part with the state capital.
Bamleshwari Maa Mandir
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
The temple is open from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm