Arang City

Known as one of the famous temple towns of Chhattisgarh state, Arang is situated within the geographical premises of Raipur district. Bhandewal temple which is dedicated to the Jain sect is the prime attraction of Arang city in Chhattisgarh. Mahamaya temple, Baaghdewal temple and temple of Dantesshwari are some of the other historical shrines of the city.

Arang is around 36 km away from the Raipur district of Chhattisgarh. The city is connected to other major places of the state through the Raipur-Sambalpur Highway. In the recent many excavation works have revealed the historical significance of the city. For one, the eleventh century temple of Bhandewal symbolizes one of the enticing architectural mastery of the past people who once inhabited Arang.

The appealing traits of Bhandewal temple in Arang involve outstanding sculptures of Jain tirthankars made up of black stone. Apart from the idols, the entire structure of the temple speaks of the sophisticated grandeur of its makers.

Another unique tourism attraction of Arang lies in the popular temple of Mahamaya. This shrine is believed to be one of those rare places where the all the 24 tirthankars of Jainism can be found engraved in one single stone.

Apart from tourism as one of its prime sources of revenue, Arang also possesses a stable agricultural economy. The people of Arang city have access to proper education as a result of which many inhabitant s are successfully carving a niche in other occupational domains too like that of industry and commerce.

Reaching Arang is quite convenient since the city is well-linked through both railways and roadways. The nearest railhead is at Raipur district, whereas people can also avail the air services from the district itself.

There is no denying the fact that with its religious heritage, Arang is steadily progressing towards becoming a flourishing tourism hub of Chhattisgarh.

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Last Updated on : 29th March 2013