Chhinnamasta Temple, Rajrappa
Jharkhand , Ramgarh
Considered as one of the Shakti Peeth temple, Chhinnamasta temple is located at Rajrappa, 28 km away from Ramgarh Cantonment along NH-23 in the Ramgarh district, Jharkhand. This ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess Chinnamasta. In Chhinnamasta temple, the presiding deity Goddess Chhinnamasta is seen without head, who stands on the body of Lord Kamdeo (Kamadeva), the god of love and Goddess Rati, the goddess of love, in a beautiful lotus bed.
Many legendary stories have been obtained over the centuries regarding the Temple and that of Mata Chhinnamasta. In Shri Markandeye Purana it is mentioned that after slaying thousands of Asuras (demons from the underworld per Hindu mythologies) Jaya and Vijaya- the two 'sahyagonis' of Maa Bhagwati wanted to gulp more blood. Their thirst for drinking blood was still not over even after assassinating many Asuras. When Mata Bhagwati came to know abo...View more
t their thirst, She cut-off Her own head and offered Jaya and VIjaya blood and quenched their thirst. From then onwards, this incarnation of Devi Bhagwati came to known as Maa Chhinnamastika or Mata Chinnamasta (meaning cutting off head). Another popular legend of Mata Bhagwati centers on the shrine. It is said that once the deity along with Her divine attendants were taking a bath in the river and they took much time to bathe. Meanwhile, the attendants grew hungry and prayed to Mata Bhagwati for food. The merciful Goddess cut off her own head and offered Her attendants with Her own blood that sprinkled to their mouths from the cut throat of the Goddess. The deity is worshipped in this form too. This is the transcendence of Mata Bhagwati to Goddess Chhinnamasta or Prachanda Bhairavi.
The temple of Rajrappa was built in the Tantric style of architecture. The dome-shaped temple tops are common in Kamrup architecture in Assam. The inner sanctum sanctorum has the idol of Devi placed.The shrine is famous for its ancient legend and for its religious significances. The temple of Devi Chhinnamasta is guarded by Rudra Mahadev, the divine consort of Mata Prachanda Chandika. This is the reason why the shrine is also deified to the level...View more
of a Dham. Lord Shiva surrounds Mata from all four sides. In the East, there is Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, in West- Narahna Mahadev Temple, in North- Muchhkund Mahadev Temple & in South- Shiv Bari Temple consecrated in the same temple campus.Picture Courtesy: "Maa Chhinnamasta Temple" by Kuarun - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maa_Chhinnamasta_Temple.jpg#/media/File:Maa_Chhinnamasta_Temple.jpg
Timings : Chhinnamasta Temple Timings:-
Winter: 5:30 AM- 9:30 PM
Summer: 4:00 AM- 10:00 PM
During the Aarti, the Temple remains closed for a short duration.
The devotees are suggested to wear modest and conservative clothing while visiting the Chhinnamasta Temple.
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.
Rajrappa Road, Rajrappa, Jharkhand 829110
Devotees can avail public buses or can hire taxis from the nearby railway station or from the Ranchi airport to reach Rajrappa. Daily buses ply from Hazaribag to Rajrappa.
At Chhinnamasta Temple , the Deity is worshipped with the concept of Self-sacrifice, invoking of the kundalini - spiritual energy via tantric rituals and relief from Rahu dosa.
Prasad, Vibhuti, animal sacrifice (on special occasions and on fulfilling of mannat.) are the main offerings made to Maa Chhinnamasta.
People come here to pray to Chhinnamasta Maa for getting married. The ritual of Mundan or shaving the head is also done here. Most importantly, this temple is famous for the tantric practices for over the centuries. Especially during the amavasyas, the tantra sadhana is accomplished though, the temple arranges special pujas on both full moon and no moon days.
The ritual of healing people from the Rahu Dasha is absconded here. Thousands of devotees worship the goddess with the mannat of animal and bird sacrifice in this Devi mandir of Rajrappa.
January - Makar Sankranti, Makar Sankranti Fair
March - Maha Shivaratri
October - Navratri, Vijayadashami
November - Kalipuja
Chhinnamasta Jayanti is observed every year on the Chaturdashi during the Shukla Paksha of the Vaishakha month.This day is auspicious as on this particular day, Goddess Shakti took the form of Mata Chhinnamasta. A Fair is also arranged during this auspicious celebration. A Fair is also arranged during this auspicious celebration.