Rajim is a main Hindu pilgrimage Destination near to Raipur ( 45 Kms) in Chhatisgarh - India. It is situated on the right bank of the river Mahanadi, and was one of the important urban centres in the Mahakoshal region.
Rajim is famous for its fine group of temples.
(Rajiva lochana temple)
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Rajiva lochana temple :-
Visit the world famoud main temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu known as Rajivalochana Temple. The twelve pillars of the temple have tall single figures sculptured on the face like Durga with eight arms, the Ganga and Yamuna and exquisitely carved incarnation of Vishnu, Rama, Varaha (boar) and Narasimha (Man-cum-Lion) etc.The temple is an important religious construct visited by devotees from all over the globe who arrive to offer their prayers to the Lord Vishnu. Other temples dedicated to the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu like the Vamana and the Narasimha are in close proximity of the Rajiv Lochan Mandir.
Budha Under Bodhi Tree :-
Visit the black stone statue of the Budha meditating under the Bodhi tree. There are other temples around the main temple of Rajivalochana dedicated to different incarnations of lord Vishnu such as Vamana (dwart) Narasimha (Man-cum-Lion) Badrinath and Jagannath.
Prayag of Chhatisgarh :-
Rajim is also known as the "Prayag" of the Chhattisgarh. Visit The holy confluence of three rivers Mahanadi (Chitrotpala), Pairi and Sondur, called Triveni Sangam is at Rajim.
(Famous temples in Champaran)
Champaran is Birthplace of the Saint Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya
Champaran, formerly known as Champajhar, further 15 km from Rajim, The village is birthplace of the Saint Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya, the reformer and founder of the Vallabh sect also known as Pushtimarg. A temple has been constructed in his honour. Near this is a temple of Champakeshwara Mahadeva. There are 2 Baithakji's of lord Vallabhacharya Chaurasi Bethak.
Famous temples in Champaran
There are two temples dedicated to Shri Mahaprabhuji in Champaran. The first one is known as Prakatya Baithakji Mandir, where seva is performed by Param Pujya Goswami shri Vrajjivanlalji and his 2 sons Goswami Shri Dwarkeshlalji and Shri Purshottamlalji.
The second Baithakji is Mool Prakatya that is normally known as Chhatti Baithak. In this temple seva is done by Goswami shri Vallabhlalji and Shri Raghunathlalji (Shri Pinky Bawa) of 5th house of Kamvan.
Apart from this there is a Haveli temple dedicated to Shree Girirajji and Shree Balkrishnalalji.
A small stream of Mahanadi River flows near the temple which is believed to be from Yamuna river and worshipped. Mahaprabhuji's Prakatya Utsav is celebrated every year on eleventh day of Baisakh and many of followers of the sect gather at the temple to pay homage.