Raipur is the capital city of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. Traditionally, the city of Raipur has been described as an agricultural-processing and saw-milling town and now serves as a regional hub for trade and commerce for a variety of local agricultural and forest products. On the basis of ruins of a fort and other structures located on the southern part of the city, some historians believe that the city of Raipur was in existence even during the 9th century.
However, most historians agree that King Rama Chandra Rai founded the city in the last quarter of the 14th century.
Places of spiritual and religious significance at Raipur are, Burha Talab, Dudhadari Temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram and Saint Ghasi Das Memorial Museum.