A charming and imposing temple of Lord Shankara, another name for Lord
Shiva is positioned on a hill in the west of Ranchi. through the
month of Srawana, devotees offer on the lingam. The hill give a panaromic view of city and is one of the
major landmark of Ranchi Town. The
Shiva temple is located on the top of the hill is also known as Pahari
Mandir. At the bottom of the hill is Ranchi Lake.
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 for the opportunity to
thank Lord Shiva for his blessings. A birdís 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
the temple deity and the Shravan season is major draw of the pilgrims.
The main temple is of
Lord Shiva after which the temples has been named. It is situated atop
the hill and main place of interest for the pilgrims mainly during
the festivals and in the month of shravanas.
Here lord Shiva is worshipped in its
Mahakal avatar. The deity of Mahakal
is situated in the entrance of the temple
on the left side prior starting of the steps.
In this temple shakti is worshipped in form of Goddess
Kali . This deity is situated
in the right hand side benith the stairs.
This temple is
situated in the middle of the hill on the right hand
side. In this temple the deity is of lord shiva
and is black in colour.
This temple is for
the disciple of Lord Rama, bajrangbali who is also known as
Hanumanji. The deity of Hanumanji is sculpted out from a
single stone or Chhatan which is a singnificance itshelf. On
the occasion of Ramnavami significant flag of Lord Hanuman is
been furled whole through the premise every year.
This temple is set in the top of the hill beside the
Shiva temple and is 30years old. Here shakti is residing
in its two form as goddess Durga and Parvati.
Just in the
nose room of the Shiva temple there situated the Naag Mandir.
In the month of Shravana monks draws attention of the devotees
by keeping snake with themselves. Here lies the footprint of
Lord Shiva which is the main place of attraction for the
pilgrims and visitors.