About Dantewada

Dantewada is a town and a nagar panchayat in the Dantewada district in the state ofChhattisgarh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dantewada District.

The town is named after the goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the Danteshwari Temple located in the town, 80 km from the Jagdalpur tehsil. The goddess is worshipped as an incarnation of Shakti and the temple is held to be one of the fifty-two sacred Shakti Peethas