Bilai Mata Temple, also known by the name Vindhyavasini Temple, in Dhamtari is a popular Hindu shrine that is dedicated to Goddess Durga. This is a very ancient temple that has been constructed beautifully. In fact, this temple is visited by most number of devotees especially during the festive times such as Navratri and Diwali. The carvings on the temple walls depict the brilliance of architects belonging to the earlier times.
Morning: 5.15 am and Evening: 8 pm.
Bilaimata Fair is organized every year at the end of Magh Mas (January - February) to appease Goddess Durga who is believed to be protecting the locals from bad omen. Navratri and Diwali are the other major festivals celebrated in this temple.
How to Reach Dhamtari
Raipur Airport aka Mana Airport (70 km) is the nearest airport to reach Dhamtari. Dhamtari Railway Station is a narrow gauge line with only a selected number of trains halting here. Dhamtari has its own bus station located in the heart of the city.
Bilai Mata Mandir,
Vindhyavasini Ward, Dhamtari,
Chhattisgarh, India, Pincode – 493773.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Trouble-free marital life
- Removal of physical ailments
- Cure from mental Problems
- Freedom from economic Problems
- Fearless disposition
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning -I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
The temple is open from 05:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 03:00 pm to 10:00 pm.