Mahasamund district is famous for its cultural history. This region was the capital of 'Dakshin Kosala' ruled by the 'Somvanshi Emperor', it is also a center of learning. There are a large number of temples here, which always attract visitors due to their natural and beauty. Fairs / festivals have become a part of people's lives here.
Dakshin Kosala i.e., Sirpur in present Chhattisgarh is at the top of all international famous historical sites. Sirpur, situated on the banks of the holy Mahanadi River, is a complete merger of cultural and architecture. Sirpur was formerly known as 'Sripur' in the time of the (Somvanshi emperors), and was the capital of Dakshin Kosala. The status of Sirpur is very special in the history of Indian art because of its values of religious, spiritual, knowledge and science along with important and original experiments.
|District formation||July 1998||Related division||Raipur|
|Geographic region||4790 Sq.Km||Total population (as per 2011 census)||1032754|
|Total Female population||520787 (50.4%)||Total male population||511967 (49.5%)|
|Total Population (0-6 age group)||134448||Population growth rate||20.05|
|Male to female ratio||1017||Rural population||912602|
|Urban area population||120152||Total literacy rate in%||71.02|
|Male literacy rate in %||82.05||Female literacy rate in%||60.25|
For more information, visit https://mahasamund.gov.in/en/