Dongargarh is a city and municipality in Rajnandgaon District in the state of Chhattisgarh, India and the site of the Bambleshwari Temple. A prominent pilgrim destination in Rajnandgaon District, the city lies about 35 kilometres (22 mi) west from Rajnandgaon, 67 kilometres (42 mi) west from Durg and 132 kilometres (82 mi) east from Bhandara which are situated on National Highway 6. Featuring majestic mountains and ponds, Dongargarh is derived from the words: Dongarh meaning 'mountains' and garh meaning 'fort'.

The Maa Bamleshwari Devi Temple[1], situated on a 1,600 feet (490 m) high hilltop, is a popular landmark. It is of great spiritual importance and several legends are associated with this shrine too. Another prominent shrine in the vicinity is Chhoti Bamleshwari Temple. Devotees flock these temples during Navratri. Shivji Temple and temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman are also located here. The ropeway is an added attraction and is the only passenger ropeway in Chhattisgarh. A severe accident occurred in 2016 when the ropeway broke and fell down killing several people.

The town is known for religious Harmony and has considerable population of Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians and Jains apart from Hindus. A Jain temple is also constructed on a hill known as Chandragiri with the blessings of Jain saint Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Ji Maharaaj. The temple is specially recognized for an ancient statue of the Teerthankara god Chandraprabhuji. One of the biggest gurudwaras in the state is also located in the heart of the city managed by the Sikh society which also run Khalsa Public School, one of the biggest schools in the town.

The nearest airport is at Raipur, 110 kilometres (68 mi) away while the nearest railhead is Dongargarh Railway Station. Dongargarh has good road communication and buses and taxis are available from Rajnandgaon.[2]


Aerial View of Dongargarh from Maa Bamleshwari Temple on a hilltop
Aerial View of Dongargarh from Maa Bamleshwari Temple on a hilltop
Dongargarh is located in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Dongargarh is located in India
Dongargarh (India)
Coordinates: 21°11′19″N 80°45′33″E / 21.188712°N 80.759072°ECoordinates: 21°11′19″N 80°45′33″E / 21.188712°N 80.759072°E
Country India
 • TypeMayor
 • BodyMunicipal Council
 • Total37,372
 • OfficialHindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationCG 08


As of the 2011 India census,[3] Dongargarh had a population of 37,372 with males constituting 52% of the population and females 48%. The city's average literacy rate is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 81% and, female literacy is 66%. In Dongragarh, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Dongargarh is a station on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. It falls under SECR NAGPUR DIVISION.


Dongargarh has four very high quality schools.

  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (Only Navodaya school in Rajnandgaon District),
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School)
  • St. Vincent Palloti International Residential School
  • Wesleyan English Med. Hr.Secondary School
  • Khalsa Public School Managed by Sikh Society Dongargarh.
  • Govt.Boys & Girls Hr.School, Dongargarh
  • Saraswati shishu mandir, Hr. School, Dongargarh
  • St. Peter's convent , High. School, Dongargarh



view of the pond in front of temple

Way to bimbleswari

way to bambleshwari temple

View bimbleswari

view of dongargarh from bambleshwari temple

Devi bimbleswari

devi bambleshwari

Pondview bimbleswari

view of dongargarh from bambleshwari temple

Ropway bimbleswari

ropway of dongargarh from bambleshwari temple

Passage bimbleswari

passge from dongargarh to bambleshwari temple

Town bimbleswari

town dongargarh

Budha 4 pragyagiri

budha statue at pragyagiri

Garden pragyagiri

pragyagiri garden

View pragyagiri

View pragyagiri

Thalab pragyagiri

Thalab pragyagiri.

Rock pragyagiri

Rock pragyagiri

Sight of bamblesvari from pragyagiri

Sight of bamblesvari from pragyagiri

Detail pragyagiri

Detail pragyagiri

Entrance pragyagiri

Entrance pragyagiri

Budha 3 pragyagiri

Budha statue pragyagiri

Notice pragyagiri

Notice pragyagiri




  1. ^ "Maa Bamleshwari Devi Temple Dongargarh". The Backpack Diaries. 2018-04-20.
  2. ^ "Dongargarh PinCode". Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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