This temple is a town situated 80 km from Jagdalpur Tehsil and dedicated to one of the oldest shrines of Shakti, the divine feminine. The location is 19°5’29″N 82°1’19″E. Goddess Danteshwari is worshipped there,she is the Kuldevi of Bastar state. The temple is a fine architectural building and a spacious one. This beautiful monument was built by the Chalukyas of the South. It is built named after the Goddess Danteshwari. Traditionally she is the Kuldevi (family goddess) of Bastar state. Goddess Danteshwari is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas spread whole across India. The temple was built in the 14th century by the Chalukyas of the South. It is situated in Dantewada, a town situated 80 km from Jagdalpur Tehsil, Chhattisgarh. The city is named after the Goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the earlier Kakatiya rulers.
According to the legends the temple is situated at the spot where the Tooth of Sati fell.It all happened at the time when all the Shakti shrines were created in the Satya Yuga. During the ‘Bastar Dussehra’ festival, every year thousands of people gather to visit the temple. They actively took part in the procession.During Navaratris, the tradition of lighting Jyoti Kalashas is also practised.