Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit

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  • October 9, 2021
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Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit

Part of: Prelims and GS I – Art and culture and GS-III – Tourism

Context Chhattisgarh Chief Minister inaugurated the redeveloped ancient Mata Kaushalya temple, part of the “Ram Van Gaman” Tourism Circuit.

  • He inaugurated the first phase of the project in Chandrakhuri village of Raipur district. Chandkhuri is believed to be the maternal home of Lord Ram.

About Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit

  • The State government is developing the tourism circuit at a cost of Rs. 137.45 crore. 
  • Nine sites are being developed to attract tourists to the circuit,
  • The circuit shall cover the route believed to be taken by Lord Ram during his 14-year exile.
  • The nine sites are Sitamarhi-Harchaika (Koriya), Ramgarh (Ambikapur), Shivrinarayan (Janjgir-Champa), Turturiya (Baloda Bazaar), Chandkhuri, Rajim (Gariaband), Sihawa-Saptarishi Ashram (Dhamtari), Jagdalpur (Bastar) and Ramaram (Sukma).

About Mata Kaushalya temple

  • Mata Kaushalya temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Mata Kaushalya, mother of Lord Ram. 
  • It is the only temple in the world dedicated to Mata Kaushalya. 
  • It is located on Chandkhuri village 27 km away from the Raipur in Chhattisgarh
  • The temple is believed to have been constructed in the 8th century

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