INFORMATION ABOUT BARGARH
Bargarh, also Baragarh, is a city in western Orissa state, in eastern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bargarh District. Bargarh is an industrial city, with cement, sugar and thread factories. During the recent years, there is an increased demand for taking up allied industries and service activities. Poultry, Diary schemes are becoming increasingly popular.
It is one of the western most districts of the State of Orissa and came in to existence as a district from 1st April 1993. It is bounded on the north by the State of Chhatisgarh and on the east by the district of Sambalpur, on the south lies the district of Balangir and Subarnapur and on the west the district of Nawapara.
The Bargarh plain is not a flat alluvial tract but an expanse of undulating country sloping down from the Barapahar hills in the north, to the Mahanadi valley in the east. It contains a good portion of the cultivated land of the district and its undulating character affords excellent scope for irrigation reservoirs.
The original name of the place was "Baghar Kota" as known from an inscription of the 11th Century A.D. It was called "Bargarh" probably from the time of Balaram Dev, the Chauhan Raja of Sambalpur, who made it for some time his headquarters and constructed a big fort for its protection. Narayan Singh, the last Chauhan Raja granted this place in "Maufi" (free hold) to 2 Brahmin brothers Krushna Dash and Narayan Dash, sons of Baluki Dash who was killed in action by the Gond rebels led by Baldia Ray and Mahapatra Ray.
The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing
- Temple of Lord Nrushinghnath
- Ecological Pyramid
- Asta-Sambhu: 8 Siva Temples
- The Mighty Mandap: The cave
- Debrigarh: The Wild Life Sanctuary