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9 Famous Temples in Jharkhand

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Jharkhand is home to many temples. Let’s check out 9 of them.

Baidyanath Temple in Deogarh:

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BaidyanathJyothirlinga temple located in Deogarh is one of the twelve Jyothirlingas, the most sacred abode of Shiva. It is also known as Baba Dham and BaidyanathDham and is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath in the form of Jyothirlinga and 21 other temples. Millions of pilgrims visit the shrine during ShravanMela between July and August.

Bindudham at Barhwara:

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Bindudham or BinduswaniMandir located at Barhwara is dedicated to Tridevi or MahaDurga or Kali, Maha Lakshmi and MahaSaraswati in the form of Shaktipeeth. The temple entrance has a statue of Sun God, Surya and in another part, there’s a 35 feet statue of Monkey God, Hanumana where people can see his sacred footprints.ChetraNavratraDurga Puja is the most widely celebrated festival here.

Maluti Temples in Maluti Village:

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Maluti temples located in Maluti village are group of 78 extant terracotta temples. These temples are said to be dated between 17th to 19th centuries. The temples have deities such as the tutelary deity Mowlakshi, Lord Shiva and Vishnu and Goddess Kali and Durga. There are also temples dedicated to saint Bamakhyapa and Manasa Devi. It has been declared as one of the 12 most endangered cultural heritage sites by Global Heritage Fund.

Jagannath Temple in Ranchi:

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Jagannath temple located on top of a small hillock in Ranchi was built in 1691. This temple is similar in architecture to the famous Jagannath temple in Puri but much smaller. To react the temple, people either have to walk to the top or take a vehicle because it’s a long route. Similar to the chariot festival in Puri, the temple here also celebrates the famous RathYatra in the month of Aashadhaa.

Chinnamasta Temple in Ramgarh District:

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Chinnamasta of Chinnamastika temple is located at Rajrappa in Ramgarh district and is dedicated to Goddess Chinnamasta who is a headless deity which stands on the body of Kamdeo and Rati in the lotus bed. It is famous for its Tantrik style architectural design. There are ten temples in the complex dedicated to Gods and Goddesses such as Surya, Hanumana and Shiva.

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Sri SriKalika Maharani Temple in Bokaro:

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Sri SriKalika Maharani temple is a Hindu temple located at Bokaro built by Aashiyan Estate developers. It is dedicated to Devi Kali and the tiny township of KalikaVihar is named after this temple. The temple is a new structure completed in 2012 and is a two storeyed structure with a tall stupa which is 90 feet tall, 50 feet in breadth and the temple is over 160 feet long. The temple complex also have temples dedicated to Lord Hanumana and Sri Ram.

HariharDham in Giridh:

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HariharDham temple located in Giridh has the biggest Shiva linga in the world. It is the tallest Shiva linga in the world measuring 65 feet. The temple is surrounded by a river and spread over 25 acres. ShravanPoornima is a major festival celebrated here and lakhs of pilgrimage visit the place during this time. Nag Panchami is also celebrated when a cobra is worshipped.

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Jharkhand Dham at Dhanwarh:

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JharkhanDham or popularly known as Jharkhandi is located at Dhanwarh in Giridh district. The whole structures of this place are roofless which is its unique most feature. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and during the annual fair, the place remains crowded. Also, devotees of Shiva offer prayers here during Maha Shiva Ratri.

Dewri Temple in Ranchi:

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DewriMandir is located just a little outside Ranchi and is dedicated to SolhaBhuji Goddess, a form of MaaDurga. The temple also has an idol of Lord Shiva and the complex is spread over 2 acres. It is believed that this temple is the only temple where 6 tribal priests, Pahan, perform rituals and offer prayers alongside the Brahmin priests.

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