Deogarh Temple

The Temple at Deoghar, also known as the Baidyanath Dham is the most important pilgrim spot in Bihar. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and has one of the twelve Jyotiralingams which makes it more important to the devotees. Deoghar means the home of Gods and the place is associated to the legend of Ravana, the demon king. According to the legend, Ravana worshipped Lord Shiva here to get boons. This is the place where the holy water of the River Ganga is considered more sacred due to its unusual flow northwards. The pilgrims carry the Ganges water on their shoulders and come from distant places on foot to pour the water on the Shiva Lingam. This Lingam is also known as Kamna Lingam – the desire fulfilling lingam. The famous Shrawan Mela is also held which is organized not too far away from the temple.

Deoghar, situated in the Santhal Parganas of Jharkhand, is a popular health resort and an important center of Hindu pilgrimage, having the ancient temple of Baba Baidyanath – one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. For centuries, devotees of Lord Shiva, in the month of Shravan. undertake a rigorous 100-km pilgrimage on foot from Ajgaibinath (Sultanganj) to offer Holy Water to Baba Baidyanath. The pilgrimage is deemed complete with the homage paid at Basukinath, 43 km from Deoghar

Baidyanath Temple, Nandan Hills, Naulakha Temple, Kundeshwari Temple, Nav Durga Temple, Satsang Ashram, Mahadeo Falls, Harila Joria (8 km), Tapovan(10 km), Trikut Hills(17 km) are major tourist attractions.Other places of interest are Mandar Hills (69 km) which is believed to have been used by the Gods to churn Oceans and Sultanganj (100 km) which is situated between the two banks of the holy river Ganges.

PagalaBaba Temple (7kms), Ramakrishna Mission Ashram (4kms), Arogyaa Bhavan (5 kms). Ravana realised his folly when he returned to see the lingam on the ground with the Brahmin nowhere to be seen. Ravana did his best to uproot the lingam but beyond breaking the tip he was unsuccessful. He finally prostrated before the invincible lingam, which has ever since remained rooted at Deogarh. In deep remorse, Ravana used to come to this place everyday and worship the lingam by offering water from the Ganges. Historically the temple is dated to 1596 when a hunter by the name of Baiju, discovered the lost lingam. Since then it came to be known as Baidyanath and people also call it Kamma Lingam – the desire fulfilling lingam.
Location info:
Address:Deogarh Temple,Patna,Bhihar,India
District: Gaya
Nearest City: Gaya
Best time to visit: July to August
The Shrawan Mela continues for the whole month of Shrawan, during the months of July and August.
The history of Temple of Deoghar, Bihar is very interesting. The Purans refer to it as a place, which is suitable for funerals. The Siva Puran associates it with Ravana. According to the Puran, Ravana wanted his capital to be graced by Lord Shiva. So, he traveled to Mount Kailash, where he met Lord Shiva and requested for his presence in his land. Lord Shiva was pleased at the offer, but instead of accepting it, he offered Ravana one of the 12 joytirlingas or divine emblem. However, the offer was given on the condition that Ravana could not break his journey or place the lingam anywhere else. If there was any kind of mishap, the lingam would be permanently fixed on that spot.
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Baidyanath Temple:
The temple is situated in a spacious courtyard bound by stonewalls. In the temple complex are twenty-two other temples. The Baijnath or Vaidyanath temple faces east. The top of the Shiva Lingam is slightly broken, keeping with the legend that it chipped away when Ravana tried to uproot it. For centuries, devotees of Lord Shiva, in the months of July – August undertake a rigorous100 km. pilgrimage on foot, from Ajgaibinath to offer holy water to Baba Baidyanath.
Sivaganga Lake: Near the temple, is the beautiful lake called Sivaganga.  

The Chandrakoopa Well:
Located near the main entrance, this well is said to have been built and consecrated with water from several ‘tirthams’ by Ravana. Nandan hills, Naulakha Mandir and Tapovan are worth seeing.

Kundeshwari Temple:
It is situated about a kilometre away from Chandi Hill, Navagraha Temples are also situated here.Idols of Lord Shiva & Mother Parvati, Ganesh & Lakshmi – Narayan have been installed here. It was constructed by Late Ramapada Bandopadhyay (Hoogly, W.B.) in 1911 A.D.On the way to this temple a Kali Temple was established by Late Fakir Chandra Chatterjee.

Satsang Ashram:
Satsang Ashram in Deoghar is one of the sacred places for the followers of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra. Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra spent his last 25 years of life in this Ashram.Thakur established several socio-industrial and cultural institutions in Deoghar with the aim of improving the overall health of the society. In addition, he advised and initiated people to earn independent living.Literary activities are organized here in the form of publishing books and periodicals in all languages. Several journals and periodicals, which carry the message ‘living with peace and progress,’ are regularly published from here.

Tapovan is a very sacred place which echoes spirituality. The air here is filled with a spirit of devotion and sanctity. It is enveloped by lush green surroundings, which have a rejuvenating effect on the jaded nerves. It is situated close to the river Ganga which adds to the holiness of the place. It is located in the vicinity of the Raipur/Sahastradhara crossing.This place assumes importance owing to a story revolving around its existence. It is believed that Guru Dronacharya underwent penitence here. Guru Dronacharya was the Guru of the Kauravas and the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata. This myth leads to added interest and curiosity among the tourists and the religious people having a keen interest in mythology.

Mandar Hill:
This hill is famous for its mythological background. A small hill about 30 km from Bhagalpur is the very same hill which was used for the Sagar Manthan. The marks of the snake around the hill used for mathan can be seen. Foot prints of Lord Vishnu can also be seen on this hill. The most attracting feature of the hill is the lake at its peak. The hill, steeped in legend and laced with landscape of extraordinary splendour, exposes the 800 feet high granite hill. Mandar is associated with amritmanthana which suggests that the hill was used by the gods to churn the ocean to procure amrit (Nectar). The serpent, Basukinaga offered to serve as the rope and has left behind an impression of the coil on the granite hill. It is believed that panchjanya, the conch shell used in Mahabharat War was discovered here in the Sank kund. The Puranas refer to various sacred places on the hill which is also believed to be the abode of Vishnu under the title of Madhusudana or the destroyer of a demon called Madhu who was killed by Vishnu and then covered by the Mandar hill. Kalidasa’s kumarasamahava refers to foot marks of Vishnu on the slopes of Mandar.

The locations related to Sultanganj (Bihar) are represented by the shortest distances between two points on Earth and may not be nearest by road. For example, Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 11.4 kilometre from Asarganj (Bihar). Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 21.1 kilometre from Gogri Jamalpur (Bihar). Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 24 kilometre from Kharagpur (Bihar). Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 27.8 kilometre from Bhagalpur (Bihar). Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 29.1 kilometre from Jamalpur (Bihar).

Ramakrishna Mission:
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith was established in 1922. It is the oldest educational institution of Ramakrishna Mission, and was visited by some of the brother disciples of Swami Vivekananda. Therefore, it bears the blessings as well as inspirations of many spiritual personalities behind its growth over the years. Now it has a residential Senior Secondary School, a well equipped charitable medical unit with modern diagnostic facilities, a centre for academic coachings to school going children from the surrounding poor families, vocational training courses for local school drop-outs under the auspices of National Open School, and occasional activities of relief and rehabilitation work.
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Nearest Railway Station:Baidyanath Dham railway station (Deoghar) which is a terminal station of a 7 kms branch line originating from Jasidih Rail Junction (15 km).
Nearest Airport:Patna airport is 281 km which is well connected with rest of the country.
Road Transport:Regular direct bus services are available from Bhagalpur, Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Gaya Local Transport Taxis, Scooters, Cycle Rickshaws are available,There is no regular trip but chartered buses or taxis are arranged from Ranchi and Patna by Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation.
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16 km from Deogarh on Dumka Road lies the picturesque hill dotted with various caves and waterfalls. Pilgrims, while returning from Baidyanath temple to Vasukinath temple, prefer to halt at his hill adorned with various temples.  

Naulakha Temple:
The beautiful temple on the outskirts of Deogarh is worth a visit for its sheer architectural appeal. It was built by one of the disciples of Balanand Brahmachari, who used to meditate at Tapoban, 8 km from the city. Tapoban is an equally fascinating place famous for its hill top temples and caves. Naulakha Temple is a famous temple located close to Baba Baidyanath Temple in Babadham. Main attraction of this temple is the 146 ft tall idol of Radha – Krishna. It is believed that this temple got the name Naulakha because exactly Rupees Nine lakh was spent in its construction. In architecture and worship, this temple resembles the renowned temple of Ramakrishna in Belur.

Nandan Pahar:
The beauty of the hill lies in the cluster of temples dedicated to various gods. Atop the hill there is a tank where people often flock for picnics.

Ashokan Pillars in Vaishal:
Ashokan Pillar in Vaishali, Bihar is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the region. These structures were constructed by Emperor Ashoka to commemorate the last sermon of Lord Buddha. While on your Bihar Tours, be sure to visit Ashokan Pillar in Vaishali, Bihar.Vaishali, is an important place of visit in Bihar. This small village in Bihar is surrounded by rice fields, banana and mango groves. This place of spiritual importance for both the Jains and the Buddhists is situated 55 kilometers from Patna, the capital of Bihar. Vaishali got its name from King Visala of the great Hindu epic, Ramayana.

One of the main Bihar Tourist Attractions is Gaya, Bihar. The state of Bihar is located in central eastern India. It is surrounded by the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal and the country of Nepal. Patna city is the capital of the state. Gaya, Bihar is also an important tourist and pilgrimage destination in India. Gaya, Bihar is city and is also the headquarters of Gaya District. It is located 100 kilometers south of Patna, the state capital city of Bihar. It is on the banks of Falgu River which is a holy place for both the Hindus and the Buddhists. Gaya is surrounded by small rocky hills like Ram-Shila Mangala-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan and Brahmayoni by three sides and the river flowing on the western side. This city was part of the ancient state Magadha.

The ruins of Nalanda:
The ruins of Nalanda, Bihar are one of the highlights of Sightseeing in Bihar. Bihar state is situated in central eastern India. It is surrounded by Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal and the country of Nepal. The state capital is the city of Patna. The ruins of Nalanda, Bihar are another popular attraction of the country.Nalanda was famous as the ancient seat of learning and was founded in the 5th century AD. Here lies the ruins of the world’s most ancient university. It is 62 kilometers from Bodhgaya and 90 kilometers south of Patna. Lord Buddha visited this ancient university several times. Between the 5th and 12th centuries, Nalanda became very popular. In the 7th century AD, Hieun Tsang stayed here. He left a detailed description of the purity of monastic life practiced here and the excellent education system. Hieun Tsang also wrote about the architecture and ambiance of this unique university of ancient times.

Mausoleum of Sher Shah in Vaishali:
Mausoleum of Sher Shah in Vaishali, Bihar is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the region. It outdoes the size of the Taj Mahal, with its dome surpassing it by 13 feet. This imposing structure is a must see place of sightseeing in Bihar, while on your Bihar Tours. You are sure to be mesmerized by the magnificent Mausoleum of Sher Shah in Vaishali, Bihar.reigned from 1539AD to 1545AD desired to construct mausoleums for his family members, with the utmost expertise in style and craft. He procured the services of an experienced master builder, Ali Wal Khan, who was a trained architect in Imperial tradition. Sher Shah planned for the construction of a mausoleum for himself and executed the same. It was his son who gave the final touches to it.

The Historical sites of Rajgir:
One of the highlights of Sightseeing in Bihar has to be The Historical sites of Rajgir, Bihar. The state is surrounded by Indian states like Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and the country of Nepal. It is in central eastern India and the capital is Patna city. The Historical sites of Rajgir, Bihar are important attractions of the country.The town of Rajgir is 15 kilometers from Nalanda and features a complex of temples and monasteries. The place is situated in a valley and has scenic landscapes. The town is covered with lush green forests. The town was the capital of the Magadh Mahajanpad (State) when Patliputra was not founded. The name means royalty and has been associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Lord Buddha spent many years in Rajgir delivering sermons and proselytized emperor Bimbisar at the Griddhakoota hill.

Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Vaishali:
One of the most visited Tourist Attractions in the region is Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Vaishali, Bihar. This stupa, which is considered a pillar of peace, is located near the Vaishali Museum. This newly built structure is considered to be the highest stupa in the world. It was built in collaboration with the Japanese government. Be sure to visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Vaishali, Bihar while on your Bihar Tours.Vaishali, a small village in Bihar, which is surrounded by rice fields, and banana and mango groves, is an important tourist spot in Bihar. It is a place of spiritual importance for both the Jains and the Buddhists. Located at a distance of 55 kilometers from Patna, the capital of Bihar, the place got its name from King Visala of the great Hindu epic, Ramayana. This place has immense historic significance. You will be impressed to know that it was here where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon and soon after also announced that he was approaching the state of Nirvana. Two stupas were erected to commemorate the event. In the third century BC, it was King Ashoka who erected one of the famous lion pillars here. Vaishali is of significance to the Jains as well since it was here where Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankara was born. The year of his birth was 599 BC.
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Rajrappa is situated at the convergence of river Damodar and Bhairavi (popularly known as Bhera) far from 80 km. from Ranchi. (Ranchi- Ramgarh-Rajrappa). The headless temple of Goddess Chhinnamastika stands on the body of Kamdeo and Rati in Lotus bed. This temple is supposed to be very sacred. It is a very old one and its architectural design resembles the design of temples of Tantrik importance. A number of attractive temples have been build around the main temple. A large number of pilgrimage come here throughout the year particularly from Bihar, Jharkhand.  

It is also famous for the marriage ceremony, pilgrimage from all status come here and perform their marriage. Childrens Mundan rituals are also performed here. This place is very famous among the vehicles owners as it is believed that the first worship of vehicles at this place multiply the life of vehicles and luck of owners. On 14th of January (Makar Sankranti) a special religious fair is organized that is visited by lacs of people. A fair is also organized on Vijaydashmi.

Though its antiquity is yet to be dated. Some people are of the opinion that the present temple is a renovated one of the original and traditional temple turned into ruins. A number of other temples have come up around the original temple. Particularly, the temples of Mahavidyas (Tara, Shodashi, Bhubneswari, 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. A number of devotees perform their marriages here and childrens have their mundan ritual (hair cut) to take blessings from Maa Chhinamastika. On the day of Makar Sankranti (14th January), a religious fair is held which is visited by lacs. On the Dussehra day also the number of visitors coming increases considerably. Rajrappa can be easily reached from Ranchi and Hazaribagh. It is on the route to Bokaro from Ramgarh.

Chinnamastika, the main temple here, serves as a pilgrim center for Hindu devotees, particularly for those from Bihar and West Bengal. The temples of Mahavidyas such as Tara Shodashi, Bhubaneswari, Bhairavi, Bagla, Kamla, Matangi and Dhumavati are also located here.

Rajrappa is one of the very popular Hindu pilgrimage centers in Jharkhand. The place is also known as Shakti Pith. Hindu pilgrims from all across the world visit it every year. The place also attracts foreign tourists because of its calm and cool surrounding.Rajrappa in Jharkhand is located at a very holy place where the two rivers namely Damodar and Bhairve meet. The place is accessible through railways, roadways and airways. The nearest airport is the Ranchi airport and the nearest rail head is at Ranchi railway station. From Ranchi you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Rajrappa.
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Address:Rajrappa Temple,Ranchi,Jarkhand,India
District: Ranchi
Nearest City: Ranchi
Best time to visit: Navember to May
The association of this religious leader with the Satsang Ashram of Deoghar is a long one. Thakur Anukul Chandra spent as many as 25 years of his later life in this well known ashram of the state of Jharkhand. This religious person dedicated his entire life for the social and economic development of the people of the state.
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 a very holy and popular place of Hindu pilgrimage. The temple is very old and its architectural design is the same as that of other temples of tantrik importance.
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Damodar River:
Damodar River originates near Chandwa village, Palamau district, on the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Jharkhand state in eastern India, and flows eastward for about 592 km through the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal to the estaury of the River Hooghly. It has a number of tributaries and subtributaries, such as Barakar, Konar, Bokaro, Haharo, Jamnai, Ghari, Guaia, Khadia and Bhera.  

In some of the local languages of Jharkhand it is called Damuda, damu means sacred and da means water. The Damodar earlier used to flow through Bengal on a direct west to east course and join the River Hughli near Kalna. However, it has changed its course and in its lower reaches most of the water flows into the Mundeswari river, which combines with other rivers and finally most of the Damodar water flows into the Rupnarayan River. The balance water flows through what is known as Damodar into the Hughli south of Kolkata.

Hazaribagh Lake:
The Hazaribagh lake also attracts various tourists. It is a popular picnic spot and place for water sports.Spread over 184 sq km, the Hazaribagh National Park should be on the top of the list for all wildlife enthusiasts. The diverse vegetation and abundant wild life of this park provides plenty of opportunities for animal sightings.The terrain is low, hilly with plains, steep hills, deep nullahs along with patches of thick tropical forests and grassy meadows. The sanctuary is provided with adequate observation towers and wild bears, elephants, sambhar, nilgai, chital, sloth bear and bisons are regularly sighted. Unfortunately, the sal-dominated forests of the Hazaribagh National Park which form a vital part of elephant and tiger are under threat by the proposed highway and rail projects which will cut through the sanctuary and make animal movements very difficult.

Jilaiya Dam:
This dam, situated across Barakar River is a preferred attraction for the tourists. It is 55 kms away from Hazaribagh. The main road from Bath, on C.T Road passes through the reservoir and the hillock offers a breath-taking sight.

Hazaribagh Hill:
Hazaribagh is the famous hill resort to relax and enjoy the natural scenery. Hazaribagh literally means the land of thousand gardens and is situated at an altitude of 2019 feet above the sea level and set amidst hilly and forests on the opposite side of the Damodar Valley. It has excellent climate and scenic beauties all around it in the midst of dense forest which is quite rich in flora and fauna. Hazaribagh is well known for the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary. This place attracts tourists from all over the world who come here to visit the sanctuary, waterfalls and dams located in the vicinity. The best season to visit Hazaribagh is from October to April.

Hazaribagh National Park:
The Hazaribagh National Park is one of the most significant wildlife sanctuaries in Jharkhand. The sanctuary is located at a height of about 615 meters on a low-altitude hilly region of the state. The Hazaribagh National Park in Jharkhand spans across a huge region.This national park covers a total area of 184 square kms. The Hazaribagh National Park has a tropical type of climate, where it is quite cold during winter and quite hot during summer.The Hazaribagh National Park at Jharkhand offers a variety of vegetation starting from low-altitude stretches of grassland to thick tropical vegetations. The wildlife sanctuary of Hazaribagh National Park has a wide range of topography from low-lying regions to high hills and rolling regions.
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Nearest Railway Station:Ranchi is at on South East Railway.
Nearest Airport:Ranchi,airport
Road Transport:There are daily bus services from Ranchi to Rajrappa (via Ramgarh) Hazaribagh town is connected by road to Ranchi 91 km, Dhanbad 128 km, Gaya 130 km, Patna 235 km, Daltongunj 198 km, and Calcutta (via Asansol-Govindapur-Barhi) 434 km. .
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Kanke Dam:
A serene lake Kanke Dam in Ranchi is placed perfectly at a picturesque spot at the foothills of the Gonda Hills. The Dam assumed to be originated many decades back. The tranquil atmosphere, unpolluted air, secluded environment and nice weather makes this lake very attractive for tourist looking for relaxation and seclusion. It is ideal tourist destination for nature lovers, holiday picnic makers and also for casual visitors mainly due to its charming scenic surroundings. An added attraction is the Rock Garden located nearby.  

Rock Garden:
To have seclusion in a serene environment, Rock Garden in Ranchi is the perfect place. It is a nature’s gift with majestic scenic environments. Rock Garden in a scenic hillock is located nearby the Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi. Many visitors throng here to have a pleasant and calm feeling, rejuvenating the mind and body. The lake at the foot of the hill is very beautiful and attractive and is a nice place to relax.

Tagore Hill:
Tagore hill, also known as Moradabad Hill, is a 300 feet altitude hill located in the beautiful haven of Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi and is named after the world famous poet, Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore. The local history reveals that the hill has close relations with the Tagore family; it is assumed that the poet liked this hill due to its serene beauty and the extraordinary calmness and was a place for his literary work.

Ranchi Lake:
Ranchi Lake, located at the base of the mammoth Ranchi hill of altitude 2140 feet from sea level, was excavated and made as a lake in 1842 by a British national Colonel Onsely. This lake is very neat and calm, and many water birds perch over the lake. The facilities for boating are available in the lake and boating is really a wonderful experience in the Ranchi Lake. Ranchi hill itself is an attraction for tourists; a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located atop of the hill. One can get a magnificient view of Ranchi from the top of the hill.

Deer Park:
A fast emerging and eye catching tourist spot, the Deer Park in Ranchi, encloses hundred of various species of deer. Beginning with 15 dears, the park has grown in number of deer and also in number of visitors. The park is a natural habitat to the dear.The park is placed a picturesque surroundings, with beautiful gardens, well laid pathways and playing parks for children. The main attraction here is the Park safari and the facilities arranged for the visitors are very good.

Birsa Zoological Park:
Birsa zoological park, also named as Birsa Jaivik Udyan, is an eco friendly tourist spot who like to know more about mammalian fauna and also to see the nature’s wild life in its own habitat. The park is placed near Ormanjhi on the Ranchi-Patna National highway close to Ranchi. The animals left to lead a natural life here include lions, tigers, varied varieties of monkey and deer.Those who are interested have the unique opportunity of adopting animals as part of the animal adoption program and this spectacular program is started to improve the public awareness of the importance of wild life protection and conservation.

Pahari Mandir:
A charming imposing temple of Lord Shankara, another name for Lord Shiva, Pahari Mandir is located on the top of a huge Ranchi hill of altitude 2140 feet from sea level. Ranch hill was known earlier as Phansi Tongri and it is the place where freedom fighters were hanged to death. To remember the importance of this hill in the freedom movement, tricolor flag is unfurled on the Independence Days and Republic days.The surroundings are picturesque and to reach the temple at the top of the mountain requires tapping up of more than 300 steps. Many devotees visit this place to make their wishes and also make the opportunity to thank Lord Shiva for the blessings. A bird’s view of the whole Ranchi city is possible from the temple premises and the view is really an enchanting eye pleasing experience. The trees of different species add to the beauty of the hill especially during the rainy season. During Shravan time, the devotees offer Jal (Dhara) to temple deity and the Shravan season is a major draw of visitors.

Jagannath Temple:
Jagannath Temple in Ranchi, a miniature version of the world famous Puri Jagannath temple built in the same architectural style, was constructed by king of Barkagarh Jagannathpur Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo, during 1691. The temple is placed on a hillock near to a place called Firayalal chowk (Albert Ekka Chowk) in Ranchi. The devotees including natives and tourists are attracted to this temple during festival seasons. Annual Rath Yathra, occurring simultaneously with that of Puri Jagganath temple, is celebrated with much pomp and vigor and a fair is also conducted together with this festival.

Angrabadi Temple Complex:
Angrabadi temple complex, placed in the surroundings of tranquil beauty and in a calm and peaceful atmosphere, is a majestic temple complex in Khunti, not far away from Ranchi. The temple was renamed as Amreshwar Dham by the Sage Shankaracharya Swami Swarupananda Saraswathi. The temples are distinctive and enclose the Hindu Gods such as Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, Ram-Sita and Hanuman. Ram-Sita is a unique one worth visiting. This is a superb place to visit for spiritual enrichment and also for eye pleasing natural beauty and sceneries. Many devotees visit this temple complex to offer their prayers seeking blessings.

Sun Temple:
Elegant Sun temple in Ranchi, in the architectural form of a mammoth vehicle with 18 wheels driven by seven horses, is placed in a lush green lawn. The landscape is charming and the surrounding is very attractive. There is a sacred pond with calm and clean water, many devotees take a dip in this holy pond, with a belief that the dip in this pond will give them relief from all the sins done knowingly and unknowingly.The temple is termed as a poem written in a stone, so beautiful is the temple and the vicinities. The temple is a nice tourist destination for devotees as well as regular tourists.

Jonha Falls:
Jonha Falls, also known as Gautam Dhara named after Gautam Buddha, is a beautiful water fall in Kanchi River. Nearby falls attracted by tourists are Sita falls and Dassam falls. The picturesque surroundings are marvelous and one can step down nearly 500 steps to admire the beauty of the Johna falls.There is a tourists Rest house which encloses a beautiful Buddhist shrine with deity as Lord Gautam Budha. The falls area is covered by a unique type of forests and the lusting greenery adds the attraction of the fall site. A nearby Chamghati valley is attracted by tourists due to its pristine beauty. A fair organized in Jonha on every Tuesday and Saturday is a major draw of local tribal and non tribal people.

Dassam Falls:
A wonderful natural cascade, Dassam water falls, is situated in a beautiful cute village Taimara near Ranchi. The falls is in the renowned Kanchi River, it falls from a height of 144 feet, and the dashing waters splashing on the down earth is a marvelous sight. The surrounding eye catching sceneries attract many tourists and are added attractions of the Dassam Water falls. It is also famed as Dasham Gagh adorned with pleasant and attractive scenic beauty. Visitors are steadily growing here, and many facilities for the visitors are available

Hudru Falls:
One of the eternal beauty in earth, Hudru falls, is in the Subarnarekha river flows through Ranchi. The river Subarnarekha has many waterfalls on its way and Hudru falls is most beautiful among those which fall from a height of 320 feet. Hudru falls makes a remarkable landscape and has emerged as most sought tourist place recently mainly due its natural enchanting beauty. The pools at the down fall give wonderful opportunity for bathing and the Hudru falls is a picnic and resting spot in summer. This is destination not to be missed while in Ranchi.

Panch Gagh Falls:
A spectacular place with five beautiful cascaded in a row, Panch (means five) Gagh falls, is placed on Ranchi- Chakradharpur near to the scenic village Khunti. These five falls originates from high altitudes and the foot of the falls is good picnic spot, to have the exprience of bath under the gushing water.Recently these five falls are attracted by many tourists visiting Ranchi due to its eternal beauty, pristine surroundings and calm atmosphere.
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