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Dharamgarh is located in Odisha
Coordinates: 19°52′00″N 82°47′00″E / 19.866667°N 82.783333°E / 19.866667; 82.783333
Country  India
State Odisha
District Kalahandi
Telephone code 06672
Website Kalahandi.nic.in

Dharamgarh is one of the sub-divisional head quarters in the district of Kalahandi in India and It is one amongst the three Notified Area Councils in Kalahandi[1][2].It is also referred as Dharmagarh.Dharamgarh is known as the granary of Kalahandi district.[3]The Dharamgarh sub-division of Kalahandi includes Golamunda, Koksara, Jaipatna, Kalampur, Junagarh and Dharamgarh blocks[4].

History and economy

Bandhkana, Dharamgarh sub-division

Dharamgarh became a sub-divisional head quarter in post-independence period when Kalahandi joined Odisha state. Dharamagrh sub-division is histrorically well known for rice production in the region. This region was known as PUEL PAHAR, which symbolises production of more straw & paddy. In post Upper Indravati irrigation project it among the leading rice producing sub-division in Odisha. Kalahandi contributed largest number of rice mill, out of which majority of the rice mills are in Dharamgarh sub-division[5].

Temples and monuments

Shiva Temple in Bhimkhoj Dharamgarh
Bhima Kunda (Foot Print of Bhima from Mahabharat)in Bhimkhoj Dharamgarh
  • Bhimkhoj Shiva Temple: This is one of the popular religious site in the region. The Bhima Kunda present near the Shiva temple is believed to be the foot print of Bhima, so the name of village Bhimkhoj (Foot Print of Bhima from Mahabharat) is derived from the mythological foot print of Bhima. Recently Nagabom is quite popular festival associated with this temple.
  • Paradeswar Temple: It is among the few, perhaps 3, shiva temple in the world where the Linga is made of mercury known as Rasalingam[6].
  • Radha Krishna Temple:
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Indravati Shiv & Vaishnodevi Temple
  • Bhandargharen Temple
  • Sri Aurobindo Relics Center:The sacred relics of Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo and The Divine Mother Sri Maa installed here on 4 February 2002[citation needed]
Sri Aurobindo Kendra, Dharamgarh
SHRINE of Sri Aurobindo Relics Centre, DHARAMGARH
Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, Dharamgarh
Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra Photo

Tourist attraction

  • Dokarichanchara Waterfalls: This fall is situated about 20 km from Dharamgarh. It has one of the best scenic view with nature, forest and maountains surrounding it.
  • Gudahandi Historical Site: Gudahandi is situated in about 20 km from Dharamgarh in the border to Koraput district. In the Gudahandi hills are some ancient caves bearing pictographic paintings of remote antiquity.
  • Ampani: Ampani hills present a panoramic view of nature. It is also famous for Budharaja Temple and waterfall, located about 40 km from Dharamgarh.
  • Chura Pahad: Locally known as Chora Dangar is a beautiful place with forest, mauntains and springe situated about 15 km from Dharamgarh.
  • Junagarh: This historical town in Kalahandi is just situated 15 km from Dharamgarh. Junagarh used to be capital of Kalahandi before Bhawanipatna. It has famous Lankeswari temple, Dadhimana temple and Kanak Durga temple.
  • Indravati Lake: Indravati lake popularly known as Indravati Dam is situated in Mukhiguda. The hydroelectricity power station at Mukhiguda is known to be one of the largest in Asia. This lake is surrpounded by forest and mountains giving a beautiful scenai view for nature lovers[7].


Hospitals nearby

  • Sub-Divisional Headquarters Hospital, Dharamgarh
  • Sardar Raja Medical College, Jaring
  • District Headquarters Hospital, Bhawanipatna
  • Life Worth Hospital, Bhawanipatna
  • CHC , Junagarh

Educational institutions


  • K D M E School Dharamgarh
  • Government High School Dharamgarh
  • Vocational Train College
  • Government Girl's High School Dharamgarh
  • Sri Aurobindo Center Of Integral Education, Dharamgarh- A center to promote the Integral Education of Sri Aurobindo
  • El Nissi Mission School Dharamgarh
  • Saraswati sishu vidya mandir Dharamgarh
  • Sanskaar Public School
  • Scholar Model School
  • Gurukul Public School,Dharamgarh.
  • Kashibahal High School

College and Technical Institution

  • Panchayat College Dharamgarh (Junior)
  • Panchayat College Dharamgarh (Senior)
  • Women's College Dharamgarh (Junior)
  • Women's College Dharamgarh (Senior)
  • Vocational Higher Secondary School Dharamgarh
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Law College Dharamgarh
  • Industrial Training Institute


  1. ^ "Notified Area Council Dharmagarh | Kalahandi District: Odisha". Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  2. ^ "The dynamic first chair person of Dharamgarh Notified Area Council Sushree Hira Bag completes one year in her office | Kalahandi Info:-". Kalahandi Info. 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  3. ^ http://www.dailypioneer.com/301018/Sri-Sri-Ravi-Shankar-to-visit-Sambalpur-Kalahandi-Cuttack-from-Dec-14.html
  4. ^ "Dharamgarh Village Population - Dharamgarh - Kalahandi, Orissa". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  5. ^ "Paddy procurement to begin from Nov 1". The New Indian Express. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Paradeswar Temple at Dharamgarh, Kalahandi (Odisha) | Kalahandi Info:-". Kalahandi Info. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  7. ^ "List of Tourist Attractions | Tourist Places To Visit in Dharamgarh". www.nativeplanet.com. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  8. ^ http://kalahandiutsav.com/

External links

  • kalahandi.nic.in
  • kalahandiutsav.com
  • www.dharamgarh.in
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