Temples in Hazaribagh
Budhwa Mahadev Mandir in Hazaribagh
Special prayers are offered to Lord Shiva on every Monday and some special days like Maha Shivratri. Regular aartis offered by the temple priest witnesses the participation of hordes of devotees almost everyday. This temple is said to be the biggest temple in Hazaribagh.
Address: Guru Gobind Singh Rd, NawabGanj, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand 825301
Rajrappa Temple in Hazaribagh
The temple is about 65 k.m. from Hazaribagh on NH-23 and is situated on the confluence of rivers Damodar and Bhairavi popularly known as Bhera. The beautiful temple located on top of the hill from where Rajrappa Waterfall comes down presents a picturesque view of the region. Rajrappa Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Chinna Mastika, one of the ten forms of the Goddess Durga. The statue of Goddess Durga in the temple shows the goddess holding her own head in her left hand and her head drinking the blood oozing out of her neck. The idol stands on the body of Kamdeo and Rati ( Manmadhan & Rathi ) in Lotus bed. There are many other temples in the vicinity of the temple. The temple is very old and its name is also mentioned in the Hindu scriptures like Vedas, Puranas as a "Shakti Peeth".
In the month of December temple is visited by large number of Santals and other tribals. In the month of January on Makar Sankranti,a special fair is held here which is attended by lakhs of people. Another fair is organized during the festival of Vijaydashmi which is also attended by large number of people. Visitors take holy bath in the river. Besides being an important holy place it is also a famous picnic spot because of its natural beauty. Hilly landscape covered with lush forest, river and the hot water spring increases the beauty of the region. People can also enjoy boating here
Narsingh Temple in Hazaribagh
Address: Khapriama, Hazaribagh
Panch Mandir in Hazaribagh
Panch Mandir is known as the temple with five shikharas. It is one of the main attraction of Hazaribagh. Main deity of the temple are Lord Krishna and Radha. The construction of the temple was started in 1880. Panch mandir is constructed using the eatables like sugar, pulses, jagery etc. and not cement. Still the building is strong enough, that it withstood the strong earthquake of 1930. It took 20 years for the completion of the temple.
The proper Puja in the temple began in the year 1901. It seems like the architecture of this temple is inspired much by south Indian architecture style. The temple complex is very huge and beautiful. A large number of people visit this
temple every year especially during the festive seasons.
People comes to this place for auspicious rituals like marriage and
ritual of Mundan or shaving the head.
Parasnath Temple in Hazaribagh
People traveling to Parasnath prefer to stay in Madhuban village, which is situated at the foot of the hill. Further they start their journey to Parasnath Temple early in the morning. One can choose to walk uphill to the temple, or can heir a ferry known as “doli walla”. There are many shops in the way offering tea, coffee, water, fruits and all kinds of vegetarian snacks. The path to Parasnath temple has Gautam Swamy hill, and then Chandra Prabhu hill. On the way back, Jal Mandir is the first stop and finally Parasnath Hill via the Gautam Swamy hill.
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