It is also believed that a journey to the Jagannath temple in Odisha is incomplete without a trip to Rajim
Rajim, a holy town in Chhattisgarh, hosts the Kumbh Mela. It is a sacred city located at the confluence of the Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondur rivers
As per Hindu mythology, Kumbh Mela can only take place where the gods reside. Rajim, about 45 km from Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur, is believed to be the home of Lord Vishnu’s reincarnated form, Rajiv Lochan.
Every year, pilgrims from all over the country reach Rajim for the Kumbh Mela, which begins from Maagh Purnima and lasts till Mahashivratri. Devotees throng the banks of the Mahanadi river flowing through Rajim for a holy dip.
Rajim, located at the holy confluence of the Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondur rivers, is often called the Prayag of Chhattisgarh. River Mahanadi is considered as divine and pure as the Ganges, hence a bath in it is said to be sacred. It is also believed that a journey to the Jagannath temple in Odisha is incomplete without a trip to Rajim.
One of the most ancient towns of Chhattisgarh, Rajim has attracted historians, archaeologists and travellers since ages and continues to be a popular destination for pilgrimage. One of the town’s major attractions is the month-long Mahashivratri celebrations.