Today i am gonna talk about one of the most beautiful and scenic town of Chhattisgarh, Dalli-Rajhara! When i was little, i often confused it with Delhi, The country Capital. Nope it’s not the one, in fact, Dalli-Rajhara is a town and a municipality in Balod district in the state of Chhattisgarh. Dalli-Rajhara is home of iron ore captive mines for Bhilai Steel Plant, the largest integrated steel plant in India. Dalli mines deposit was discovered by Pramatha Nath Bose, the first Indian graded officer of the Geological Survey of India around 1900.
Dalli-Rajhara is the twin mine and part of the Rajhara group of mines. These are captive iron ore mines for Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) – a SAIL enterprise. Iron ores mined from the area are of the hematite and magnetite variety. The other mines in the neighbourhood produce dolomite, lime and other raw materials which go into steel production.Dalli-Rajhara is about 83 km south of Durg and comes under the south-eastern section of the Indian Railways. While both Dalli and Rajhara have mines, the residential area is predominantly in Rajhara. Dalli-Rajhara is a self-sufficient township with BSP having set up hospitals and a considerable number of educational institutes.
Dalli-Rajhara is about 83 km south of Durg and comes under the south-eastern section of the Indian Railways. While both Dalli and Rajhara have mines, the residential area is predominantly in Rajhara. Dalli-Rajhara is a self-sufficient township with BSP having set up hospitals and a considerable number of educational institutes.
Dalli Rajhara owns a record holder statue of Bhishma pitamah which has been in the Limca book of world records for being the world’s largest Iron Chariot. This Chariot was made in the year 2012 and took a whole time of three years. This statue was proposed by Mr Ankush Dewangan, an Artist and was completed with the help of BSP. This statue is known as “Rath of Mahabharat”.
Dalli rajhara is surrounded by seven beautiful hills. THese hills and forests are ho me to many wildlife species. Rajhara is rich in green patches across the town. The places of intrest includes Rajhara Baba Mandir Saptagiri Park, Dev Pandum, Munda Pahad, Bordih Dam, Mahamaya Mandir, Siyadevi, Ganga Maiya, and Borshi Dam. Ganga Maiya is a holy place situated in Jhalmala, a place near Balod in Durg District. During the Hindu festival of Navratri, this place is very crowded. Many worshipers of Maa Durga come here to every year to celebrate the Navratri. Navratri is celebrated twice a year i.e. in the Hindu month of Chaitra and Kunwar. During these nine days devotes keep fasting and thousands of people visit this place barefoot and they come by walking from long distance.
The majority of the population is dependent on BSP for their livelihood. Being a public sector company, BSP has attracted people across India from Bihar to Bengal to Kerala. The pace of life is slower than in the cities. Festivals ranging from Durgapuja to Chatt Puja to ONAM to Christmas are all celebrated.In brief, the culture is quite cosmopolitan with a flavour of modesty in lifestyle. The cost of living is relatively low.
This was a small description of Dalli-Rajhara, a beautiful small hilly town of chhattisgarh. Hope you like it.