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Raipur was founded by the Kalchuri King Ram Chandra of Raipur last quarter of the 14th century AD. Now, Raipur is the Headquarters of the District and Division of the same name Centrally located in the newly formed State Chhattisgarh. Raipur is the biggest city of the Region and a fast developing important industrial centre. The establishment of Chili Steel Plant in the country has given added momentum to the pace of development of the city.

Temple of Ramachandra also called as Hazara Rama is in the heart of the palace grounds. This temple is devoted to Rama as an incarnation of Vishnu. The temple is of medium size, it has entrances in the east and north and has a low wall. The wall has a design of animals, musicians sculpted in many layers. This temple has a square Mandapa with three sided entrance like any other chalukya type temples. There are life size figures of amorous couples, flower bearers and angels decorating the pillars of the mandapa. The design also has a sense of southern type decorations. This temple holds a Amman Garbhagriha which was added later and holds more ornate sculpture than the rest of the temple walls.