Pahari Mandir, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Pahari Mandir is located at 2140 feet on a tip of hill in Ranchi city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. A beautiful lake makes the view from temple truly mesmerising. This is the only temple where Indian flag hoisted every year on republic day.
The Ranchi lake was excavated by Colonel Onsely in 1842. The devotees climb 468 steps to reach the temple.
Lare number of people come here during Shivaratri, usually in the month of February, and then in October/November during Navaratri. Locally the Lord is popularly known as Pahari Baba. During Shravan time, the devotees offer Jal (Dhara) to Lord Shiva and the Shravan season is a major draw for visitors.
The hillock is called as known as Richi Buru. This hill was earlier known as Phansi Tongri as it was the place where freedom fighters were hanged to death. To remember the importance of this important hill in the freedom movement, the tricolour flag is unfurled on the Independence Days and Republic days.
How to reach
The temple is located just 7 km from Ranchi Railway Station.
The temple has 7 other temples inside its campus. And they are
- Lord Shiva Temple (भगवान शिव मंदिर)
- Mahakaal Mandir (महाकाल मंदिर)
- Kali Mandir (काली मंदिर)
- Vishwanath Mandir (विश्वनाथ मंदिर)
- Shri Hanuman Mandir हनुमान मंदिर
- Durga Mata Mandir (दुर्गा मंदिर)
- Naag Mandir (नाग मंदिर)
Ranchi Pahari Mandir Vikas Samiti
Pahari Mandir, Ratu Road,
Ranchi – Jharkhand – India.
Official Website: http://paharimandirranchi.com/