History

Raigarh is a city located in the Chhattisgarh State; it is district head quarter of Raigarh District. It is known as the cultural capital of Chhattisgarh because of its historical cultural activities. Raigarh was a princely state not directly governed by the British but rather by a local ruler. Past independence Raigarh became the first state to join the union of India and became a separate district in Madhya Pradesh State.

Madan Singh is known for establishment for Raigarh state. Raigarh State was part of Sambalpur State and Madan Singh was a “Samant” of King of Sambalpur State but Madan Singh had established a separate Raigarh State from Sambalpur State, the facts on how he acquired the state of Raigarh as his kingdom is still unknown. Madan Singh was originally from a small village of Bairagarh of Chanda District in Maharashtra. He was succeded by Takhat Singh, Beth Singh, Dilip Singh and Jujhar Singh, Devnath Singh, Ghanshyam Singh, Bhupdev Singh and Chakradhar Singh became kings one by one. Chakradhar Singh Maharaj is the last king of separate Raigarh State.