Situated on the banks of the River Indravati, the village of Barsur in Dantewada is known as the city of temples and ponds. Barsur had been the seat of power of the Gangawanshi rulers in 840 AD.
Barsur is believed to have had a total of 147 temples and an equal number of ponds. The ruins of its temples are a testament to the village’s former glory. A famous site of culture and history, Barsur is definitely worth a visit. Some of the famous temples here are the Battisa Temple, Mama-Bhanjaa Temple and the Chandraditya Temple. The Chandraditya Temple has been crafted out of sandstone and serves as a major tourist attraction. Other notable structures are an ancient pond and a huge statue of Lord Ganesha.