Famous Temples in Jharkhand

Have you ever craved a vacation that nourishes your soul alongside sightseeing? Look no further than Jharkhand! This landlocked state in eastern India boasts a rich tapestry of cultures and traditions, evident in its many magnificent temples. Embark on a spiritual adventure with us as we delve into the famous temples in Jharkhand, each whispering tales of devotion, architectural brilliance and historical significance.

Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar

Considered as the oldest temple in Jharkhand, Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar hosts 12 Jyotirlingas (holiest Shiva shrines) in India, making it a must-visit for every devotee. The intricate stone and copper architecture of the main temple, along with the 22 smaller temples within the complex, creates a mesmerising visual story. Legend says that here, Ravana seeks Shiva's boon to take the "Kamna Linga" to Lanka, but Shiva warns it can't be moved once placed. Vishnu intervenes, tricking Ravana into delaying his journey, leading to the creation of Baidyanath Temple where the Linga now resides. Millions of devotees flock here annually, especially during Shravan, a holy Hindu month, to offer prayers and seek blessings.

A shiva linga seen in the Baidyanath Temple
Devotees in front of Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple, Ranchi

Built in the 17th century, the Jagannath Temple in Ranchi is a replica of the iconic Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. This architectural marvel boasts intricate carvings and towering spires, creating a visual spectacle that leaves visitors awestruck. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of Lord Krishna, the temple is particularly lively during the annual Rath Yatra festival, which involves a chariot procession carrying the deities.


Pahari Mandir, Ranchi

Nestled amidst the lush greenery of the Ranchi hills, Pahari Mandir offers a breathtaking panorama of the city alongside spiritual solace. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple complex is known for its serene atmosphere and intricate carvings. A popular pilgrimage site, Pahari Mandir attracts devotees throughout the year. The climb to the temple, with its 468 steps, is said to be an act of devotion in itself. Interestingly, the temple is said to have been in possession of the British before India's independence. Since then, the national flag has been hoisted here alongside religious flags on Independence Day and Republic Day, making it potentially the first temple in the country to do so.

Incense sticks placed in front of Pahari Mandir
A silhouette of Surya Mandir with a serene sunset in the background

Surya Mandir, Bundu

Surya Mandir, nestled in Edalhatu village near Bundu, Jharkhand, stands as a testament to architectural grandeur. This sun temple, resembling a majestic chariot, features intricate designs and hosts various deities. Situated atop a hill, it offers breathtaking views and a serene atmosphere. Don't miss the annual Surya Mandir Mela, a vibrant celebration of culture and tradition, which attracts visitors from afar.

Parasnath Jain Temple, Shikharji

Atop Mount Sammed Shikhar, the highest peak in the state, lies the Parasnath Jain Temple complex. This revered pilgrimage site for Jains is believed to be where 20 of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras (spiritual leaders) attained moksha (liberation). Spread over a vast area, the complex comprises numerous Jain temples, each with unique architectural styles. The climb to the peak itself is considered a holy journey for Jains. The scenic beauty of the surrounding Madhuban forest adds another dimension to this spiritual journey.

Parasnath Jain Temple seen from afar

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