Baloda Bazar is a district in Chattisgarh, which came into existence on the first of January, 2012. It is believed that the district was named after ‘bail‘ (bull), ‘boda‘ (mule) and ‘bazaar‘ (market). Obvious from the name, this place is famous for its cattle market, also known as the bhais parsa market. It is one of the most ancient settlements in the history of India. Baloda Bazar boasts of a number of eminent scholars, religious leaders and personalities such as Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh, Dharmadas Ji and Guru Baba Ghasidas.