Ratanpur was previously known by the name of Ratnapur. Ratanpur in Chhattisgarh derived its name after the founder of the district King Ratnadev. Ratanpur functioned as the capital of the then ruling dynasty, Kalchuri. It was founded in 1000 A.D. From Bilaspur city, the city of Ratanpur is located at a distance of 25 km. It is situated on the highway of Bilaspur-Ambikapur.
King Ratnadev, the founder of Ratanpur had built the Mahamaya temple. The Mahamaya temple of Ratanpur houses the idols of two goddesses; Laxmi and Saraswati. This temple is known as one of the Sidh Peeth in India. The devout Hindus come to this temple through out the year. They come to receive the blessings from the goddesses. There are numerous other temples dedicated to many Hindu gods and goddesses that have been built near the temple of Mahamaya. The devotees visit the temple of Mahamaya during the Navaratri festival every year. Fairs are set up during this time of the year in Ratanpur.
The tourist places in Ratanpur in Chhattisgarh are :
- Mahamaya Mandir
- Bees Dubaria Sati Mandir
- Rampanchayat Temple
- Kendai Waterfall
- Hasdeo Bango Dam
Last Updated on : 29th March 2013