Religious Tourism, Jharkhand

You can get huge opportunity for Religious Tourism in Jharkhand. A large number of devotees visit Religious Places in Jharkhand like Deoghar and Dumka to offer their revere to the Gods sitting here, each year. Some of the most visited pilgrim spots for Religious Tourism in Jharkhand are described below:

Baidyanath dham, Deoghar


An important Hindu pilgrim site Deoghar literally means ‘The abode of Gods’, possessing a number of spots of religious significance. One of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas in the country, Deoghar is known as the most sacred place in Jharkhand, which possesses the complex of 22 temples including the biggest and the tallest at 72-ft – Baidyanath Temple. The temple holds a great deal of sanctity among Hindu devotees due to the belief that is only Kamanalingam – a lingam that has the power to fulfill all wishes. Devotees undertake a hard 100 km trek from Ajgaibinath (Sultanganj) to Baidyanath Dham, every year in the month of Shravan (July-August). The pilgrimage is destined to Basukhinath, a hilly, picturesque town about 43 km from Deoghar. The Deoghar complex also contains the temples related with tantric practices and Shakti worship like Ma Sandhya, Mansa, Ma Bagla and Ma Kamakhya.


Pahari Mandir


As much as 300 ft high, Pahari Mandir is located at Ratu Road and is about 7 km away from Ranchi Railway Station. The temple attracts huge crowd of Shiva devotees in every month of Shravan. With its real name as 'RICHI BURU', the Pahari Mandir also offers the best spot for bird watching.




Maha Shravani Mela


Millions of devotees of Lord Shiva visit Deoghar, the holy abode of Lord Shiva, for the Maha Shravani Mela. After having a dip at Uttar Vahini Ganga at Sultanganj Devotees, the devotees carry the holy Gangas water with them. They barefooted walk through a distance of 105 km up to Deoghar to the Kanwar and culminate their journey with offering this holy water on to the Shiva Linga.



Jaganathpur Temple and Hill


Around 10 km from Ranchi, Jaganathpur Temple and Hill is a sightseeing spot where the devotees come to pay their revere to their God and also to take part in the graceful Chariot Festival. This old temple of Lord Jaganath was constructed in 17th Century in the architectural style of Puri Temple. On the top of the hill, the temple stands splendidly like a fort.



Sun Temple


Constructed by Sanskriti Vihar headed by Sitaram Maroo, the Sun Temple is located around 40 km on Ranchi Tata Road. Made in the form of a Chariot with 18 wheels drawn by 7 white horses, the temple is enclosed by a pond used by devotees to worship the Sun God during Chhath Puja.





Angrabari (Amreshwar Dham), a temple located close to Khunti about 40 km far from Ranchi, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Ram and Goddess Sita, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh.

Parasnath Temple


Parasnath is the highest hill in Jharkhand, at an elevation of 4,480 feet. The Parasnath Temple is listed among the most important and sanctified holy places of the Jains. As many as 23 out of 24 Tirthankaras (including Parsvanatha) have attained salvation here as per the Jain tradition. Much popular Parasnath Wildlife Sanctuary is situated here with its highest peak of 1,365 mtrs, the highest in the state.

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