Kalibadi is situated in Borkanhar- Pauldona road in Amgaon tehsil of Gondia district. This is in tribal belt of Vidarbha region of Maharastra state, India. This place is in the heart of the country just in the central point from eastern, western, northern and southern ends. Kalibadi is in a distance of five kilometers from Amgaon Railway Station of South Eastern Railway and from Gondia Railway Station it is just twenty-seven kilometers. This is in between Nagpur city and Raipur city and from here Nagpur is 180 km and Raipur is 181 km by road, and by train both Nagpur and Raipur are in a distance of 250 km each. Nagpur and Raipur are connected by air to other airports of India. Gondia and Amgaon are also connected to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Bhopal, Gwalior, Kolkatta, Jamsedpur, Jharsuguda, Bilaspur and Hyderabad by train.
Place in History
Padampur, a place of historical importance is just two kilometers away from Kalibadi. Padampur was capital of Vakatak kings and Queen Prabhavati Gupta was ruling in 4th Century AD. The period of Gupta dynasty is regarded as the golden period in Indian history. King Bhavadatta Verma from the Vakatak lineage of Gupta Dynasty attacked and took possession over Vidarbha and made Padampur his capital. Prabhavati Gupta was the chief queen, agramahisi, of King Second Rudrasen of this dynasty and she was ruling on behalf of her minor son as Yuvaraj janani, mother of the prince of the kingdom. She was a devotee of Goddess Chamunda and a copper plate, tamra patra, is found in her name that exhibits an upward triangle. This triangle is believed to be the ‘yoni mudra’ of Mahakali. This proves that the dynasty was worshiper of the Goddess. On excavation from the ruins here near the banks of River Bagh many stone statues and deities are recovered; also one stone statue of Goddess Sharada was recovered from Bagh River during flood. This deity Sharada is Chamunda Kali.
Padampur was also the birthplace of great Sanskrit poet Bhavabhuti who was contemporary of world famous Sanskrit poet Kalidas. The Sanskrit drama, Malati Madhava by the poet Bhavabhuti was famous in Sanskrit literature and in that the description of Goddess Chamunda was there. His second drama Uttara Ramacharita Manasa was world famous. Kalibadi and the Kali temple both are attached with this historical and religious land.
Amgaon is five kilometers from Padampur and was capital of Tanyababu in 1800AD and He was a Subedar of Appasaheb Bhonsle of Nagpur. Appasaheb was ruling over an area from Venganga River of Bhandara district to Bagh River, Kamta and up to Lanji of Madhya Pradesh. In 1818 he had fought against the Britishers, Army of East India Company on the banks of river Venganga, at Sanagadi, Pratapgarh, Ranatola (Amgaon), Kamta and Lanji. The memorial shrine of Appasaheb Bhonsle is at Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Kalibadi is situated just adjacent to such historical places. At Amgaon there is a great Kali temple and a Shiva temple in the same name, Mahakali Siddhapeeth. Both Kalibadi and Amgaon Kali temple and Shiva temple are run under the management of Mahakali Siddhapeeth, Amgaon.