Danteshwari Temple is a 600-year-old heritage pilgrim center built by Chalukya kings in the 14th century. The temple is located at
, about 80 km from
, near the Gole Bazaar and
, in Bastar District
. Two rivers, Shankini and Dhankini, meet here. Danteshwari got its name from the belief that a tooth of Devi
The temple, with its unique idol made of black stone, is rich in architectural and sculptural wealth. It has four parts -
Garbh Griha, Maha Mandap, Mukhya Mandap and Sabha Mandap - with a Garud Pillar at the entrance. The temple is decorated and lit up magnificently during the Dussehra festival. Hindu and tribal pilgrims flock to Danteshwari during this time.