This is the first post of my blog Quest Chhattisgarh, the blog will be dealing on Chhattisgarh Information, Chhattisgarh Culture, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Chhattisgarh Nature and Chhattisgarh Facts well Chhattisgarh is one of the states in India and is located in central India. This post will let you know how the name "Chhattisgarh" came into picture or the various notions prevailing for the existance of this name.

These are various popular names of Chhattisgarh:-

Dakshin Kosala:- Chhattisgarh's Ancient Name:- All inscription, literary works and the accounts of foreign travelers, call this region Kosala of Dakshin Kosala.

Mahakosala:- Available evidence are there that later the region was known as Mahakosala.

Ratanpur Territory:- Mughals used to name Chhattisgarh as Ratanpur Territory.

Chhattisgarh:- The word "Chhattisgarh" was popularized during the Maratha period and was first used in an official document in 1795.

These are some interesting explanations about the naming of Chhattisgarh:-

A British Chronicler, J.B. Beglar provides and interesting story explaining the origins of the name Chhattisgarh. It becomes very relevant in the context of contemporary caste consciousness and the caste configuration of the region. According to Beglar "the real name is Chhattisghar and not Chhattisgarh. There is a tradition saying that ages ago about the time of Jarasandha, thirty six families of dalits (leather workers) emigrated southwards from Jarasandha's kingdom and established themselves in country, which after them is called "Chhattisgarh".

Another common explanation regarding the origins of the name Chhattisgarh is that it denotes the number of forts in the region, which are supposed to be thirty six in number. However, experts do not agree with this explanation, as thirty-six forts cannot be identified in the region.

Some experts and historians believe that Chhattisgarh is the corrupted form of “Chedisgarh” or the political seat of Chedis.

So much mysteries and reasoning behind the name "Chhattisgarh" only but me let you know there are many mysteries and facts about the various aspects of Chhattisgarh which i will uncover with my postings so enjoy!!!! reading and believe me Chhattisgarh is full of surprises...

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