Bhilai Nagar

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Bhilainagar, part of the Durg district in the state of Chhattisgarh, is the 28th largest hindi speaking city of India, and has a total population of 6,20,000. Highest employment in the Durg district is in Agriculture, Mining and in the Steel industry. Durg has 74% Agricultural workers, 24% workers in Industry and other Services, and 2% Household workers. The city is located 317 meters above the sea level and Sheonath is Main River of Durg district. In ancient times, Durg was a part of DakshinKosala or MahaKosala to distinguish it from North Kosala. Samudra Gupta of the Gupta Dynasty conquered this area in the middle of the 4th century and the Gupta rule continued till about the 6th century. An inscription found in Arang testifies to the sovereignty of the Guptas in this area. The immediate successors of the Guptas are not known for certain, but the famous Chinese traveller HiuenTsiang, on his visit to MahaKosala in 639 CE, writes of a ruling Buddhist king. Accounts dating back to 1114 A.D., mention that the first chief of the Haihayavanshi line conquered Dakshina Kosala around the 10th Century. A powerful chief known as Jagpal is believed to have ruled over Raipur and Durg areas under the domain of the upper branch of the Haihayas at Ratanpur.