In an attempt to honor the sentiments of the local people and pay homage to great personalities and spiritual figures, the government of Chhattisgarh has taken the key decision to rename three villages in the two districts of the state which have historical and spiritual significance. , reported PTI citing a government official on Monday.
According to the PTI report, the decision to change the names of the villages in the two districts i.e. Raipur and Balodabazar-Bhatapara was taken by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel during a meeting on Monday in which he noted that this decision would be an important step towards honoring the sentiments of the local population. According to the CM’s order, villages including Chandkhuri village in Raipur district and Giroudpuri and Sonakhan in Balodabazar-Bhatapara district will be renamed, the state public relations department official said. A notification to the official gazette will soon be published regarding the change of their names.
These places will be renamed after great personalities and spiritual figures for which they are famous, he added. In particular, the renaming of these villages was a long-standing request from public officials and local populations.
Importance of villages
Speaking of Chandkhuri, it is believed to be the birthplace of Kaushalya, the mother of Lord Ram, and hence will henceforth be renamed Mata Kaushalya Dham Chandkhuri. The Congress government, through its ambitious “Ram Van Gaman” tourist circuit project, has already renovated and beautified the temple of Mata Kaushalya located in the middle of a pond in Chandkhuri, the official added.
According to mythology, Ram Van Gaman Path is the route taken by Lord Ram on his 14-year exile journey, and it is also believed that he spent most of his time during his exile in Chhattisgarh.
The next village, Giroudpuri, a popular Satnam Panth shrine, will be renamed Baba Guru Ghasidas Dham Giroudpuri. It is the birthplace of saint Satnam and social reformer Baba Guru Ghasidas.
Finally, Sonakhan will be renamed Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Dham Sonakhan after a freedom fighter known for his significant contribution in the rebellion of 1857. The place is known for the valor of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh, the first martyr of Chhattisgarh during the rebellion of 1857.
Singh was hanged by the British government on December 10, 1857 at Jaistambh Chowk in Raipur.