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Historic page of dongargarh

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Still, there is many histories are hidden behind bamleshwari temple. In the mountain remains of sages, austerity was found. Also on the second side, there is an inaccessible cliff. Down to the hills, there is Ashram and lake of sages. Many People believed that bathing into the lake and by drinking it they get rid of all diseases. Today that ashram is called an ascetic temple.
There is a story that there is a fort on that hill on which there is a house of kaamkandla who is the lover of an anecdote named Madhavnal-kaamkandla . In this fort both meet. This love story is very famous in Chhattisgarh.
In the history of dongargarh this love story penetrates. Nearly around two thousand five years ago this place was called kamakhya which was ruled by a king called kaamsen who was the contemporary of the king of Ujjain Vikramaditya. This city is famous for art, dance, and music in which there is a dancer named kamkandla . She is master in dance and she is very beautiful. One day she was dancing in the darbar then at that time a singer named madhavnal came but the concierge didn’t allow him to go inside. Then he sits down there and enjoying music inside. Then he felt that the dance left feet thumb is fake and there is a pebble in the dancer gunghrun so there inaccuracy in the rhythm in the music. He thought that he came here for just vain. He told there is no one in the fort who understands the impurities in music. Gatekeeper heard all these thing and he goes infront of the king and he tells all about what he is saying. Then the king allows him to come inside. To prove his words king allow him to sing. From here madhavnal and kamkandla’s love story started. But the king himself is fascinated at her but they did not get together. For their life bot, madhavnal and kamkandla moved to ujjain infront of king vikramaditya they begged infront of him for their survival. King Vikramaditya give justice to them and he reconciles them both. There is a legend that for giving justice to them Vikramaditya had to fight with the king of kaamwati to stop them, goddess, Bhawani and lord Shiva came. Dongargarh ‘Kamkandla-Madhavanl lake is the witness for this.
There is one more legend (story) behind dongargarh. According to that 147 dancers came here from nandgaonraj to perform. When the queen heard this news then she was upset because she was in fear that his son could not be fascinated by anyone. So she made a paste with turmeric and water mixed and asked his son to spread on all dancers before going to dance. By doing this all dancers changed in boulder. There are so many boulders in the dongargarh hills which are known as these boulders are of dancers.
In dongargarh, a lake called Motibeer in that there is a stone pillar in which there is an article engraved on that in French. This pillar was kept now in the Ghasidas Museum in Raipur. Similarly, there is another pillar there is an inscription which had no been read till now. Regardless of all that, in dongargarh, the bamleshwari temple is so famous that today also people go there for worship