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Jharkhand Temples

Jharkhand temples abound in rich cultural tradition and of the most famous temples in Jharkhand the Baidyanath temple in Deoghar is regarded as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in the country and an immensely revered place of worship for the devotees of Lord Shiva. The Jagannath Temple in Ranchi is also one of the popular Jharkhand temples and looks quite similar to the famous Jagannath Temple of Puri, but little less in size. The famous Rath Yatra of the Puri Jagannath temple is also celebrated exactly the same time here with the same fervor.

Some of the Temples in Jharkhand date back to the Mughal era. As many as 36 of the temples destroyed by the vagaries of nature, in the calm village of Maluti around 55 kilometers from Dumka, there are around 72
Jharkhand temples remaining; dedicated to the Lord Siva, these famous Jharkhand temples attract many tourists from different parts of the country. All these famous temples Jharkhand are constructed in ‘Terracotta’ and are popularly called as ‘Gupt Kashi’. Similar in disposition to the famed Sun temple of the Orissa, there exists in Jharkhand, a Sun temple about 39 kilometers from Ranchi on the Tata road. This famous Jharkhand temples is constructed in the shape of a huge chariot dragged by seven life-size horses with 18 wheels. The Digambar Jain temple located in the heart of the Ranchi is another of the famous Jharkhand temples that is popular across the country.

Previously a part of the Bihar state, Jharkhand has come into existence with effect from November 15, 2000 comprising an area of 74,677 square kilometers and a population for around 28 million. The state’s capital is Ranchi, the famous industrial city and other major industrial cities include Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Harizabad and Dhanbad.

Jharkhand is known as the land of jungles and bushes and true to its name, large chunk of the state is still occupied by virgin forests and has some of the most beautiful and picturesque locales.Of the most spectacular and scenic places in Jharkhand, Chhotanagpur village is a favorite tourist spot and is well known for virgin landscapes, forests, waterfalls flora and fauna. Hazaribagh as the name suggests is a land of thousand gardens and a famous hill resort; at about the height of 2000 feet above sea level, this place has the highest hill in the state the Parasnath which rises to a height of about 4480 feet. The Parasnath Temple is the famous Jharkhand temples revered high by the Jain’s and a popular tourist destination too. Ranchi, once the summer capital of Bihar state, is a beautiful place located 2,140 feet above sea level interspersed with spectacular waterfall, hillocks, and industries and is a popular tourist destination. Jharkhand’s attractions include the bewitchingly beautiful Dassam Falls, Hundru falls, Tagore Hill, Nandan Pahar among
many others.