Once ruled by the Somavansiya Emperors, Mahasamund is a center of rich traditional art and culture. Mahasamund forms the central eastern part of Chhattisgarh. Sirpur being the cultural hub of the region, a large number of tourists visit Sirpur throughout the year. It is located on the banks of river Mahanadi. The region is full of limestone and granite rocks.
Culture of Mahasamund
Various tribes like Halba, Munda, Sonar, Sanwara, Pardhi, Bahalia etc. reside in the region. Tribal culture, tribal fairs and festivals is a part and parcel of the daily life. The dressing style of the people here is very traditional as the men wear dhoti, kurta, turban with a leather shoe called the Bhandai and the women wear saris. Atkaria is a traditional footwear. A variety of ornaments like bichia, Kardhan or waist band, Parpatti or angle band, Fulee or silver earrings is worn by the women here. Celebration of festivals is an important part of their life.
The major tourist attractions in and around Mahasamund are Laxman Temple, Anand Prabhu Kudi Vihar, Sweth Ganga of Bhamhini, Khallarimatha Temple, Ghaudhara (Daldali), Chandi Temple (Birkoni), Chandi Temple (Guchhapali), Swastik Vihar, Gandheswar Temple, Khallari mata temple.
It is well connected with road, rail and air.