The temple is almost 600 years old and was constructed by the Chalukya Kings of this region during the 14th century CE. This is the main reason for the temple being styled like a South Indian Temple. The fascinating fact about the temple is that the idol of Ma Danteshwari is carved out from a pure slab of black stone. The mythological significance of the Danteshwari Temple is very huge. It is considered to be one of the great 52 Shakti Peethas that is scattered all across the Indian sub-continent. According to the myths, it the tooth of Lady Sati that fell here, hence the name Danteshwari Temple because in Hindi dant means tooth. The District Dantewada gets his Name from this Shakti Peetha.
The Danteshwari Temple has a unique style of construction with a walled complex, a grand & decorated courtyard, three tiered temple builds with an inner sanctorum. The Garuda pillar at the main entrance of the temple is quite extravagant. The Danteshwari Temple is an easy reach from anywhere because of the sound roadways. There are also airports & rail stations in nearby main cities. The Danteshwari Temple gets decorated glamorously during Dusshera every year when devotees visit in great numbers.
Note - Jeans and trousers are not allowed inside the main temple. Males can get dhotis to wear at the temple entrance and females preferably wear suits or sari.
Accessibility - Cab, Taxi and bus service easily available from Jagdalpur city to reach the Danteshwari Temple.
Danteshwari Temple open at 06.00 AM to 07.00 PM