Maa Dewri Temple
Jharkhand , Ranchi
According to the legends, it is believed that whoever tried to change the temple structure has come across severe consequences because of the rage of the Gods. Because of this, the temple structure of Maa Dewri Temple has never been changed since earlier times. Alongside the Brahmin priests, there are six tribal priests known as Pahans who worship in this temple and take part in different rituals and prayers. It is the only temple where the ...View more
ribal priests are allowed to worship the Goddess.
The temple of Mata Dewri is an architectural wonder. The temple is very old and at present the renovation is going on. The awe-inspiring fact about Maa Dewri Temple is that the temple is made up of big stone placed one over another without using any cementing material. Inside the sanctum sanctorum, the 700 - year old idol of Goddess Durga with 16 hands is consecrated along with Lord Shiva. The Jharkhand Govt. has allotted an a...View more
re land for the beautification of the temple surroundings.
Timings : Due to the recently increased popularity of the Temple, long queues can be expected before Darshan.
No specific dress code is there to mention. But pilgrims are expected to be in modest clothes when visiting the century-old Hindu shrine in Tamar.
The century-old enriched history, music, art, religion, food and people exhibit the true essence of Jharkhand's culture. This new Indian state that has been dissected mostly from Bihar held its capital at Ranchi. There are multiple pilgrimages in this eastern state of India. Devotees from across the country and abroad come to this beautiful state to explore the shrines of their concerned sects. Besides, the temples, churches and mosques, the state of Jharkhand has many beautiful places to explore.
Dewri Mandir,Near Tamar Tata-Ranchi highway (nh33), Ranchi, Jharkhand, 834001
Located at a distance of 65 kms from the Ranchi city center, the Deori Mandir is situated on the Ranchi - Jamshedpur highway. Pilgrims have to take NH-33 to reach the shrine if they are arriving via roadways. The nearest airport is Brisha Munda. The nearest railway head is Hatia.
At Maa Dewri Temple, the rituals include regular pooja following the vedic ways of worshipping Devi Durga. Devotees ties yellow and red sacred threads on bamboos for the fulfilment of their wishes. Upon the fulfillment of their wishes, they again come to the temple and untie the thread.
Besides the charao, including sweets and clothes, the devotees can donate for the ongoing renovation of Maa Dewri Temple. Many well known personnel have moved forward to donate huge amount just like the Indian Cricket Captain M.S Dhoni.
Six Pahans or the Tribal Priests conduct special pooja during the Durga Puja and also during the other special occasions in the temple.
October - Durga Puja from Saptami to Dashami, Dussera