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Gadiya Pahad




Gadiya Pahad, also known as Kila Dongri, is the highest mountain in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. It resembles a fort and was the capital of Dharma Dev - a king of Kandra dynasty. Gadiya Pahad is noted for a tank, which never dries up even in hot summers. The tank has two parts, namely, Sonai and Rupai, which is named after the two daughters of the king. Churi Pagar, believed to have been used by the king during any outer attacks, can be seen at the southern part of the tank. Gadiya Pahad is also inclusive of Jogi cave with a length of 50 meters. Saints used to live and meditate here in ancient times. The Doodh River flows beneath the Gadiya Mountain. A festival is conducted here on the occasion of Mahashivaratri, during which thousands of devotees assemble.


Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kanker

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