Ask any Chhatisgarhi and they would swear by the splendor of the Dudhadhari Temple!
But what is so special about the temple?
It’s history and how the temple got it’s name is nothing less than fascinating. Legend has it that Mahant Shri Balbhadra dasji established this ‘math’ however the era of laying the foundation is still not clear. The temple also got its name from Balbhadra Mahantji who was considered as a ‘Dudha Ahari’, which means a person who only consumed milk as food.
As the legend goes, when Balbhadra Mahant, a great devotee of Sankat Mochan came to Raipur, he began worshiping a stone as though it was Lord Mahaveeer himself. Meanwhile, a cow, named Surhi would come and bathed that sacred stone with milk. Mahantji drank that milk and became a Dudh Ahari, means a person who takes only milk as food. That’s why it’s called Dudhadhari Math.
The best time to visit at Dudhadhari Temple is from the months of October to March. However, visitors or pilgrims can also visit Dudhadhari Math or temple during all Hindu religious festivals.
Known to be over 400 years old, the Dudhadhari temple along with it’s intricate carvings and architecture is a treat for history lovers!