Famous Temples in Jharkhand
India is a colorful country blessed with various cultures and religions. The religious diversity of this amazing nation is clearly seen in the multitude of pilgrimage destinations scattered all across India.
Jharkhand was a part of Bihar state earlier. Now Jharkhand state is abound with rich culture and traditional temples. Most of the Temples in Jharkhand date back to the Mughal era. There are around 72 Hindu temples in Jharkhand dedicated to Lord Siva. Many of the temples in Jharkhand state attracts tourists from different parts of the India. All these famous temples Jharkhand are constructed in ‘Terracotta’ and are popularly called as ‘Gupt Kashi’.
Jharkhand is a diverse state in india blessed with various religions and cultures. It is the holy land where people worship different deities. One can see the religious diversity here in many pilgrimage destinations.
The word “Jharkhand” is originated from original tribal language, which means land of Jungles. Jharkhand is considered as a rich state because of it minerals.The good tribal rulers rule the area and are known as the Munda Raja. Munda raja are still existing in this region. During the Mughal Empire, the Jharkhand region was known as “Kukara” region. This area came under British after 1765 and known as “Jharkhand”.
Jharkhand has 32 primitive tribal groups. These are Munda, santhal, Oraon , Gond, Kol, kanwar, Savar, Asur, Baiga, Banjara, Bathudi, Bedia, Binjhia, Birhor, Birjia, Chero, Chick-Baraik, Gorait, Ho, Karmali, Kharwar, Khond, Kisan, Kora, Korwa, Lohra, Mahli, Mal-Paharia, Parhaiya, Sauria-Paharia and Bhumij.
Rijubalilka Jain Temple, Barakar
Kabir Gyan Mandir
Baidyanath Temple, Deoghar
Nandi Temple, Nandan Pahar
Basukinath Temple, Babadham
Shiv Temple, Trikuth Parvat
Ram Mandir, Bokaro
Gol Pahari Mandir, Tatanagar
Kalyaneshwari Temple, Mait
Baidyanath temple is located in Deoghar in Jharkhand. This Baidyanath temple has one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. Baidyanath temple is a great worshipping place for Lord Shiva devotees. The Baidyanath temple is constructed on a single rock that constitute almost all gods and goddesses. From almost all over the country people visit this Baidyanath temple during rainy season called as “Sawan” to water the divine Shiva ling.
Jagannathpur Temple is one of the popular temple in Jharkhand located in Ranchi. This Jagannath pur Temple is quite similar to Puri Jagannath Temple with miniature version to Puri temple. The famous Rath Yatra in Jharkhand temple is celebrated at the same time of Puri temple.
The Sun temple in Jharkhand state is located about 39 kilometers away from Ranchi. The famous Jharkhand Sun temple is constructed in the shape of huge chariot dragged by seven life-size horses with 18 wheels. There is a pond in the sun temple which serves as a sacred place for Chhathavratis.
Madhuban in Jharkhand state is a popular Jain pilgrim center. Madhuban is located in Giridih District at Jharkhand. Madhuban is famous for its ancient attractive temples of more than 2,000 years. The two Jain temples of Samosharan and Bhomiyaji Asthan are the landmarks of Madhuban.
Angrabadi temple in Jharkhand state enshrines Lord Shiva, Ram and Sita, Hanuman and Ganesh. Angrabadi temple is a majestic temple complex located in Khunti near Ranchi. The Angrabadi temple was renamed as Amreshwar Dham by the Sage Shankaracharya Swami Swarupananda Saraswathi.
Basukinath Temple of Jharkhand enshrines Lord Shiva and is a famous pilgrimage. It is believed that it would be incomplete worship if this Basukinath Temple is not visited during at pilgrimage. Basukinath Temple is situated about 43 km away from Deoghar. It is a original temple with its local art.
Naulakha Mandir is about 1.5 km away from Baba Baidyanath Temple enshrines with lord Radha – Krishna. This Naulakha Mandir looks like the temple of Ramakrishna in Belur. The temple is named on the amount spent for its construction was about nine lakhs so called the temple as Naulakha Temple.
Tapovan is a temple of Lord Shiva situated near Deoghar. The temple of Shiva is called Taponath Mahadeva. There are number of caves are found on this hill where a Shiva lingam is installed in one of the caves. It is said that Sage Valmiki came here for penance.