The coordinates are 21°6’15″N 81°2’40″E. Masihi Mandir, an independent church pastored by Rev.Nelson Daniel, was vandalized by a group of about 20-25 Hindu extremists. The town of Rajnandgaon is surrounded by ponds and rivers and is known for its small-scale industries and traders. The city is popularly known as Shanskardhani as it represents the religious harmony National Highway 6 also passes through the town of Rajnandgaon. The dongargarh,gandia village, birkha village, ambagarh are the near by villages.