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Mahasamund District

Surrounded by the districts of Raigarh and Raipur of Chhattisgarh and Nuapada and Baragarh of Orissa, the district of Mahasamund is situated in the central-east part of Chhattisgarh. It covers an area of around 4,963 sq km and has a population of over 860,000. The commonly used language is Chhattisgari, and Hindi is sparingly spoken in villages. The tribes include Bhujia, Binjhwari, Dhanwar, Halbaa, Kamar, Kanwar, and Munda. The important festivals and fairs are Ramnavami, Akthi, Hareli, and Janmashtami. The tradition of gift giving and inviting friends and relatives for a feast is considered with great importance. The major tourist and pilgrim places are Sirpur, Shwethganga, Khallarimatha Temple, Ghaudhara, and Chandi Temple.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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