Maa Dewri Temple

Maa Dewri Temple

Jharkhand , Ranchi

Shrine: Deori Mandir

Located in Tamar 60 km toward the south from Ranchi, Jharkhand, Maa Dewri Temple is an ancient temple. Dedicated to Solha Bhuji Goddess, an avatar of Goddess Durga, the temple also houses an idol of Lord Shiva. The main attraction of the temple is that the idol of Durga is having 16 hands whereas normally Goddess Durga have only 8 hands. 

It is believed that the original temple was built by the tribal having walls and pillars
made of sand stone.


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 tribal 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 acre land for the beautification of the temple surroundings.

Darsan Info

Due to the recently increased popularity of the Temple, long queues can be expected before Darshan.

Darsan Dresscode: 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.

Language Spoken: Hindi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, English

Location and Contact

Dewri Mandir,Near Tamar Tata-Ranchi highway (nh33), Ranchi, Jharkhand, 834001

Contact Number : Department of Tourism Govt. of Jharkhand , Phone: +91 651 2400981

Ways to Reach

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.

Additional Info

  • Hotels near to Maa Dewri Temple are:-

    Akashdeep Line Hotel & Mama Rest House :- +91 8352250963
    Hotel Tribhuvan :- +91 92111 77444
    Hotel Capitol Hill :- +91 92111 77444
  • United Bank of Inida, PNB, SBI
  • Yes
  • UAE Exchange & Financial Services Ltd is at Jamshedpur
  • Yes


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Temple Rituals

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.

Special Rituals

Six Pahans or the Tribal Priests conduct special pooja during the Durga Puja and also during the other special occasions in the temple.

Regular Offerings

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.


October - Durga Puja from Saptami to Dashami, Dussera

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Bundu Bus Stand, Katatuli bus stand
  • Nearby Airport

  • Birsha Munda Airport, Jamshedpur Airport
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Suisa Railway Station, Hatia Railway Station,Tatanagar,Ranchi,Muri
  • Taxi Stand

  • Old Taxi Stand near Hotel Akashdeep

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