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  : : Deoghar
  : : Parasnath
  : : Rajrappa
  : : Jaganathpur Temple
  : : Bhadra Kali Temple
  : : Angrabari
  : : Trikuti
  : : Basukinath
  : : Mahadev Sal
  : : Maa Giri Rajeswari
  : : Kulbonga Mahadev
 Deoghar

Home to a complex of 22 temples of which the biggest and the tallest at 72-ft is the Temple of Baidyanath that houses one of the 12 revered jyotirlingas in the country, Deoghar is the most sacred place in Jharkhand. It holds great sanctity among Hindus because it is believed to be the only kamanalingam - a lingam that has the power to fulfil all dreams. Every year, in the month of Shravan (July-August), devotees undertake an arduous 100 km trek from Ajgaibinath (Sultanganj) to Baidyanath Dham. The pilgrimage ends at Basukhinath, a hilly, scenic town about 43km from Deoghar. At the Deoghar complex, also visit the temples associated with tantric practices and Shakti worship like Ma Sandhya, Mansa, Ma Bagla and Ma Kamakhya. Before leaving don't forget to make an offering of meetha dahi to Lord Baidyanath. Naulakha Temple is situated 1.5km from the Baidyanath Temple. The yoga centre (Ashram) at Rikhia is worth a visit and is situated about 8Km from Deoghar.

 MYTHOLOGY
 According to Hindu mythology, Ravana went to Mount Kailash and prayed to Lord Shiva, who gave him a Jyotirlinga to take to his land, with the promise not to place the lingam any where else. In case that happened, the lingam would remain fixed on that spot forever. The gods, who were unhappy at the prospect of the divine lingam being established in the enemy kingdom, which would render them powerless against their adversary, worked a trick on Ravana. He mistakenly handed over the lingam to a brahmin, who grounded it at Deoghar. Ravana did his best to uproot it but beyond breaking the tip he was unsuccessful. In deep remorse, he used to come to this place everyday and worship the lingam by offering water from the Ganges. Historically the temple is dated to 1596.


 

Nearest Airport: Patna 270 km

Railway Station:
Jasidih 8km. One can also take the Hatia Baidyanath Dham Express from Ranchi Station

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Contact: Jharkhand Tourist Information Centre, DeogharTel: 06432 - 222422,11

For more Information visit
http://www.babadham.org

 Parasnath

Parasnath hill which is 4431 ft height is the highest mountain south of the Himalayas . It is located at the latitude of 23 degree ,9 minutes North and longitude of 86 degree, 3 minutes East. It was made accessible since the construction of a road in 1838. Significantly the oldest of the jain temple appears to date only from AD. 1775. Parasnath is the "Marang Buru "or hill deity of the Santhal of Hazaribagh,  Manbhum, Bankura and Santhal Parganas and each year they assemble at the period of the full noon in Baisakh from these district and celebrate a religious hunt for three days after which a great tribal session is held .In the assembly they decided the great matter relating to their custom and charge of offenced for outcasting the indivisual. Since Parasnath has been declared as a wild life sanctuary District administration and Forest official are trying to persuade the local tribe to give up their religious hunt.

MYTHOLOGY
Shikharji also know as Parasnathji located in Giridih district in the Jharkhand state is held to be the most sacred place of the Jains all over India. Parasnath Hill is about 4481 feet high. Parasnath Hill is Jerusalem to the Jains as, besides Mahavira, Twenty Tirthankaras had attained Nirvana at this hill.

Foot Steps of Lord Mahavir

Foot Steps of Lord Mahavir

Nearest Airport: Patna 270 km

Railway Station: Giridih

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 Rajrappa

About 80 k.m. from Ranchi on Ramgarh Chitrapur Road, Rajrappa is situated at the confluence of rivers Damodar and Bhairavi popularly knows as Bhera. Rajrappa, which was once desolate hillocks with a small temple of Chhinamastika, now turned into a famous pilgrim resort for the Hindu devotees mainly from Bihar and West Bengal.
The headless statue of Goddess Chhinamastika stands upon the bodies of Kamdeo and Rati in a lotus bed. The Chhinamastika Temple is very old and its architectural design is the same as that of other temples of tantrik importance. A number of other temples have come up around the original temple. Particularly, the temples of Mahavidyas ( Tara, Shodashi, Bhuneshwari, Bhairavi, bagla, Kamla, Matangi, Dhumavati) built in a series, attract more devotees. Rajrappa has turned into a popular picnic spot. Pilgrims come here throughout the year.


MYTHOLOGY
The mythology goes that Shiva got furious after Parvati died. He lifted her in his lap and embarked on a tandava (dance for destruction). Sensing that Shiva will destroy the universe with his rage, Vishnu let off his chakra that cut the body of the goddess into parts, which scattered at 51 different places, including Rajrappa. Rajrappa became one of India’s 51 shakti pithas. Of course, the shrine is also a favoured destination of politicians seeking “divine blessings”. Definitely worth visiting.

Rajrappa Temple

Shiv Linga

Nearest Airport:  Ranchi 91 km

Railway Station:
Koderma 59km.

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Contact:  Urwan Tourist Complex , DVC Inspection Bungalow
Tel: 06546 - 222344

 Jaganathpur Temple

Jagannathpur Temple is located in the capital city of Ranchi in Jharkhand. Jagannathpur Temple is one of the major tourist attractions at Ranchi, apart from being its famous pilgrimage center. The Jagannathpur Temple was constructed by the king of Barkagarh Jagannathpur, Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo. The Jagannathpur Temple at Ranchi was completed on 25th December, 1691.

 The Jagannathpur Temple in Ranchi is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from the Albert Ekka or the Firayalal Chawk through the HEC colony. This temple of Ranchi is placed over the top most point on a small hillock. The temple resembles the Jagannath Temple of Puri in the state of Orissa quite a lot with similar architectural style. It is however smaller in size than the Jagannath Temple in Orissa.

At the Jagannathpur Temple, an annual fair is also held every year during the festival of Ratha Yatra. This fair is also quite similar to that of the Ratha Yatra at the Puri's Jagannath Temple. This is a major attraction in Ranchi as thousands of pilgrims flock to the Jagannathpur Temple including the tribal as well as the non tribal devotees. However the Jagannathpur Temple collapsed on 6th August in 1990. Since the 8th of February, 1992 restoration and reconstruction work have been started.

 

Jagannathpur Temple

Idols of Lord Balram, Goddess
Subhadra & Lord Jagannath

Nearest Airport:  Ranchi 

Railway Station: Ranchi

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Contact:  Tourist Complex , Main Road, Ranchi Tel: 0651 - 2332646
 

 Bhadra Kali Temple

It is located 1.5 kms away from  Itkhori Block in Bhaduli Village. It is situated in Chatra Choupara path. This place surrounded by three sides from Buxa River which looks like U-shaped. The premises Maa Bhadrakali Temple is surrounded with green forests, falls by this only it is a great tourist attraction.

MYTHOLOGY
Maa Bhadrakali, is one of the several divine forms of "Maa Durga" believed to be the formed out of a confluence of cosmic power.The present Idol of Maa Bhadrakali was established here by King Mahendra Pal, the first king of the Pal dynasty who ruled over Bengal (which at that time included Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa apart from Bengal) in the 9th. Century A.D. A inscription in prakrit on the base of the Idol confirms this.
 

Bhadrakali

Bhadrakali Temple

Nearest Airport:  Ranchi , gaya, Hazaeibagh

Railway Station: Koderma

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http://chatra.nic.in/tourism.htm

 Angrabari

Angrabari is actually a temple complex in Khunti near Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand in India, which accommodates the temples of Lord Ganpati, Ram-Sita, Hanuman and Shiva. The Shankracharya Swami Swarupanand Saraswati, having been captivated by serene, placid and celestial beauty of Angrabadi, rechristened it as Amreshwar Dham. It is situated near Khunti at a distance of about 40 kms from Ranchi.

Nearest Airport:  Ranchi 

Railway Station: Ranchi

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Contact:  Tourist Complex , Main Road, Ranchi Tel: 0651 - 2332646

 Trikuti

Trikuti is almost 24 kms west of Deoghar, is famous for its temples situated on hills. The height of this hill is 2470 feet.On the top of three hills situated here, popularly known as Trikuti, many a sage attained salvation. The hill consisted of huge boulders. On the right is a small temple where Parvati is worshipped. Close to her lies a Shivalinga. People flock here from far and wide during Shivaratri.

Its an entertaining and magnificent hill situated at a distance of 18 Km. From Deoghar on the eastern side. The natural fountain and the Shiva temple is worth seeing at this place. The Govt. has adopted a plan to develop it as a place of tourist of interest.

It is believed that many sages have attained salvation on the top of these hills, known as Trikut.
Sage Bam Bam Baba used to come here for penance. In the month of Shravan, the devotees come here to collect wood apple leaves. There are numerous trees of wood apple. Hence this place is also called the Garden of Shiva.

There is also a temple of Shiva at this place known as Trikutachal Mahadeva Temple. It is the mouth of river Mayurakshi. Here we also find an altar of the goddess of Trishuli. It is an attractive place with a cool stream flowing. On the hill there is a cottage of sage Dayananda. It is a popular picnic spot as well. Both pilgrims and tourists visit this place

Trikuti Hill

A way to Trikuti

Nearest Airport: Patna 270 km

Railway Station:
Jasidih 8km. One can also take the Hatia Baidyanath Dham Express from Ranchi Station

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Contact: Jharkhand Tourist Information Centre, DeogharTel: 06432 - 222422,11

 Basukinath

In Dumka district is 43 kms from Deoghar and is the culminating point of pilgrimages to Deoghar. The district town of Dumka is a hilly, scenic of tribal cultural in Jharkhand. It lies on the Deoghar – Dumka state highway and is around 25 km north-west of Dumka. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Basukinath Temple is the main attraction here.Jasidih Junction Railway Station and Jamtara Railway Station are the nearest raiheads. Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport. It is situated at Jarmundi Block on Dumka Deoghar State Highway at a distance of 24 km from the Distrcit Headquarters Dumka. In a year lacs and lacs people from different parts of country come here to worship Lord Shiva. In the month of Shravan people of several country also come here to worship Lord Shiva.

The temple’s history is connected with Ghatwals of Nonihat.There are other small temples also in the campus of the Basukinath temple.

Garbha Griha

Shiv Linga

Nearest Airport: Patna 270 km

Railway Station:
Jasidih 8km. One can also take the Hatia Baidyanath Dham Express from Ranchi Station

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Contact: Jharkhand Tourist Information Centre, DeogharTel: 06432 - 222422,11

For more Information visit
http://www.dumka.nic.in/Tourism/tour.htm

 Mahadev Sal

The famous temple of Mahadev Sal (Lord Shiva) is located near Goelkera deep inside the saranda forest. The Mumbai-Howrah line of railway passes from this place. In the month of Shravan every year large number of pilgrims from every nook and corner of the country comes to worship and offer their respect to Lord Shiva. n the month of Shravan every Passenger and Express train stops at this place. 

 

How to reach:  Journey of Saranda begins at Chaibasa, which is 140 kms from Ranchi and 60 kms from Jamshedpur. A 80 kms drive through Jhinkpani and Barajamda takes one to Baraiburu, the gateway to Saranda.

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 Maa Giri Rajeswari

About 10 kms from Kiriburu in the dense forest there is a very famous temple of Maa Giri Rajeshwari. A large number of devotees visit this temple and specially during Navaratri. It is a very famous temple built in the Indo-Aryan architectural style.

 

How to reach:  Journey of Saranda begins at Chaibasa, which is 140 kms from Ranchi and 60 kms from Jamshedpur. A 80 kms drive through Jhinkpani and Barajamda takes one to Baraiburu, the gateway to Saranda.

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 Kulbonga Mahadev

About 15 kms from Manoharpur in Saranda there is a big Shiva Linga near village Kulbonga. The Shiva Linga at this place is famous as Kulbonga Mahadev. Number of devotees visit this place to offer their respect and regards to Lord Shiva. A special fair is organized on every Mahashivaratri at this place.

 

How to reach:  Journey of Saranda begins at Chaibasa, which is 140 kms from Ranchi and 60 kms from Jamshedpur. A 80 kms drive through Jhinkpani and Barajamda takes one to Baraiburu, the gateway to Saranda.

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