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.
Location info:
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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How to reach?
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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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital: 
Holy Family HospitalL::Koderma,Jharkhand,India
Sadar Hospital Hazaribagh:NH 100,Hazaribag,Jharkhand,India
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