Ganga Maiya Temple


Ganga maiya temple is located at Jhalmala panchayat just 4 KM East of Balod t of Balod Tehsil on Durg-Balod main road. Its is 58 KM. from Durg & Rajnandgaon District Head Quarters and 40 KMs from Dhamtari with well connected by road has become a premium place of religious importance in Chattisgarh.

Its history is also some thing unbelievable according to which one a fisherman was catching fish in the pond near the village when he encountered to get an idol in his net. Even after many times immersing the idol in water it again came out in the net. He left that place & went home. The same night one tribal villager "Gond" got a dream that 'I am being ignored by fisherman & take me out and get installed'. Taking this as an Taking this as an order of idol he next morning went to pond and took out the idol and installed in a kuchha hut near the village. As it came from water hence was named as " GANGA MAIYA". Initially it was renovated by Shri Bhikam Chand Tawri and a beautiful temple shape was given. After that the process began and now it is the premium place with many activities going on regularly. The trust takes care of all the facilities in the area including the cultural activities and solving the problem of villagers. Many medical camps have been arranged from time to time to help the mankind to serve the poorer. Free medicines are distributed and care taken. To protect the environment the trust had planted many plants and due care is taken for already planted trees. The area is full of greenery with trees of fruits and flowers. The entire region has been developed as a tourist important place.