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Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarhi/Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़, pronounced [tʃʰəˈtːiːsɡəɽʱ]  ( listen)), a state in central India, formed when the sixteen Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained statehood on November 1, 2000. Raipur serves as its capital. It is the 10th largest state of India by area of 52,199 sq mi (135,194 km²). Chhattisgarh takes its name from 36 (Chattis is thirty-six in Hindi and Garh is Fort) princely states in this region from very old times, though the listing of these 36 forts has always remained a point of dispute. It borders Madhya Pradesh on the northwest, Maharashtra on the west, Andhra Pradesh on the south, Orissa on the east, Jharkhand on the northeast and Uttar Pradesh on the north. The Chhattisgarhi language, a dialect of eastern Hindi, is a predominant language in the state, recognized along with Hindi as the official language of the state. In addition, many tribal and some Dravidian influenced dialects or languages are spoken in various...      Read more at wikipedia...
 
Facts At A Glance
Built In November 1, 2000
Main Languages Hindi, Urdu, Marathi
Population 2.08 crores
Description
A new state Chattisgarh was formed as a new state on November 1, 2000 . The new state is Caved out of India's largest State Madhya Pradesh.

The demand for the new state was raised in a meeting of a raipur district congress in 1934, when the idea of a separate entity of Chattisgarh was mooted. The leaders who took part in that meeting were of view that the region of Chattishgarh was culturlly and Historically district from the rest of Madhya pradesh.
 
Attractions
Rajim, Champaranya, Sirpur, Ratanpur, Amarkantak, Dongargarh, Arang, Mainpat, Sheorianarayan, Malhar, Tala, Bhoramdeo, Bheemkhoj (Khallari), the water falls at Chotrakoot, Teerathgarh, Mandra, Chitradhara, Tamda, Dhoomar; caves at Kotamsar, Kailash, Aranyak, Sakal Narayan, Tular, Rani, Makar, Kanak & Dongare, Dantewada, Keshkal Valley and Charama Valley.
 
History
The origin name of Chattisgarh is derived from the ancient dynasty South Kaushal that we later know as Chattisgarh. Haihaya vanshi King Kalchri rules this state from his capital Sarathpur( Sispur ) & had twosos. His elder son Vir Singh Dev made his capital Ratanpur & his other son Keshv Dev established his capital at Raipura ( Raipur State ). Fortunately Kolchuri Raja's both sons had eighteen sons each had they divided teh state into eighteen parts each comprising a " Garh " or " fort ". Thus there were eighteen forts or garhs on each side i.e., north & south of river Shivnath. Thus because of the 36 forts in southern Kosal, it was named as Chattisgarh.

These has been famous since ancient times for its natural abundance. Even Hieun tsang had mentionedabout the places's natural beauty in his travelloges. From the tourism point of view, state has number of diversities. Baster has its treasure of the abundance of heavenly beauties of nature. The place has waterfalls, caves & rivers in abundance.
 
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