Every year on November 1, Chattisgarh formation and foundation day is observed. The center-eastern state of Chhattisgarh in India celebrates its formation day on November 1.
On this day, Madhya Pradesh was carved out of Chattisgarh. This will be the 18th anniversary of the state of Chhattisgarh.
For the uninitiated, It is the ninth largest state in India with 135,194 sq km of the area and has a population of about 25.5 million.
Significance of Chhattisgarh Formation Day
Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava is celebrated on November 1 and grand celebrations are conducted in the state of Chhattisgarh. The celebrations to mark the 17th state foundation day will be celebrated in Naya Raipur, like every year.
The celebrations will be held for five days at the sprawling Rajyotsav Sthal in Naya Raipur which is the upcoming new capital. The remaining 26 district headquarters will witness celebrations for three days.
History of Chhattisgarh Formation Day
The center-eastern state borders Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Jharkhand in the northeast, Maharashtra in the southwest, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south and Odisha in the southeast.
In ancient times, it was known as Dakshina Kosala. The name Chhattisgarh became popular during the time of the Maratha Empire and was first used in an official document in 1795.
The Chhattisgarh region had been part of the Chedi dynasty of Kalinga. In the medieval period up to 1803, a major part of present eastern Chhattisgarh was part of the Sambalpur Kingdom of Odisha.