Historically, Bilaspur was controlled by the Kalachuri dynasty of Ratanpur. The city, however, came into prominence around 1741, the year of the Maratha Empire rule. The Bilaspur city is approximately 400 years old and the name “Bilaspur” has been originated from the Fisher-woman named “Bilasa”.
Bilaspur district was constituted in year 1861 and followed by Bilaspur municipality in year 1867. Bilaspur district is not only famous in Chhattisgarh state but also in India due to its unique characteristics like rice quality, Kosa industry and its cultural background. Bilaspur district has a major contribution in the naming “Dhan Ka Katora” for the entire Chhattisgarh region.