रत्नेश्वर नाथ धाम, गोड्डा (Ratneshwar Nath Dham) – Godda

Ratneshwar Nath Dham is situated near the picturesque bank of river Kajhiya situated in Shivpur Mohalla in the district headquarters. This Shiva temple is the center of faith of all the devotees of this region. Devotees come here throughout the year to seek their wishes. Devotees gather here in the month of Sawan.

Rathneshwar Nath Dham, Godda

On every Monday of Sawan, Kanwariyas perform Jalabhishek on foot from various ghats of river Ganga here. In the month of Saman, the temple and the surrounding area resonate with the songs of Bolbam, Har Har Mahadev and devotional songs.

Historical background:

According to the belief, the Shivling of Ratneshwar Nath Dham temple was established five hundred years ago by the Shivling Khoji group of sadhus.

It is said that earlier there used to be light of Nagmani in the temple premises. Shivling was obtained by excavating this place. Hence the name of this Dham was named as Ratneshw…

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सिंहेश्वरनाथ धाम व गुड़मेश्वर धाम, गोड्डा (Singheshwar Dham & Gudmeshwar Dham) – Godda

Singheshwar Nath Dham Mandir, Godda

Very ancient Singheshwar Nath Mahadev Temple is located in Podaihat, just eight km away from the block headquarter, near Podaihat - Hansdiha main road. A large number of devotees from far-flung areas pay their obeisance here.

Its importance increases due to its location at the confluence of three rivers. It is situated on the sangam of three rivers. The three rivers that meet her are Baghmati, Taramati and Triveni. The natural shade here is unique.

There is an ancient tradition of worshiping after marriage in this temple. Newly married couples reach here with successful married life and progeny. This tradition is four hundred years old.

Singheshwar Nath Dham Mandir, Godda

The history of the temple is very old. 443 years ago, King Bhimsen is said to have built Singheshwar Nath temple on Triveni bank. Which has historical evidence as well. There are many stories about the importance of Singhesh…

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मां सिंह वाहिनी मंदिर, गोड्डा (Ma Singhwahini Mandir) – Godda

Ma Singhwahini Mandir, Godda

Situated at the confluence of three rivers near Godda-Pakur main road, eight km away from the water headquarters, Singhwahini Dham is the center of faith.

Singhvahini Dham is situated at the confluence of Kajhia and Jatjori river near Jamni village. One has to cross a river to get there. This place is important from historical point of view.

There is an influx of devotees and devotees throughout the year. The people of this region start the new year with worship in the court of Maa Singhvahini.

History

In ancient times., on the banks of the river, there was strong hold of Maheshpur kingdom, ruled by King Padmasena. At some distance from there, a golden statue of Maa Singhwahini was installed at a very beautiful place in the deserted wilderness, where the king used to worship. At some distance from there, sage Jaimini used to offer worship in the hut of clumps. Maa Singhvahini was worshiped…

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दामाकोल झरना, गोड्डा (Damakol Waterfalls / Pratap Jharna / Ram Jharna) – Godda

Damakol Jharna, Godda

Just a short distance from Sundar Dam, is the Damakol waterfalls, which is in the wooded area of ​​Sundar Pahari.

This water fall is also known as Pratap Jharna and Ram Jharna. This is the very attractive waterfall in Jharkhand, which is located in Godda district.

This beautiful waterfall is visited by many people from nearby areas everyday Tourists who come to Godda from other cities also ensure to make a trip to this wonderful waterfall.

Damakoh Jharna / Pratap Jharna, Godda How to Reach

By Air : 

Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport to Godda at a distance of about 364 Km. Deoghar Airport also has become operational.

By Train : 

Godda is well connected with road and rail link. The Godda railway station is situated around 4 km from city center. Trains can also be taken in Bhagalpur, from where Godda can be easily reached.

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करमदाहा घाट एवं मंदिर, जामताड़ा, दुमका (Karamdaha Ghat & Temple) – Jamtara, Dumka

When you visit Jamtara, you can easily visit two places, i.e., Karamdaha Ghat and Karamdaha Temple at the same time – a very beautiful picturesque place.

Karamdaha Mandir, Jamtara

Karamdaha Temple is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Dukhiya Mahadev and is located just 44 kms away from Jamtara Railway Junction. Instead of normal days, this temple is occupied during specific festivals;

In addition, every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti a 15-day Karamdaha fair is held.

In the said fair, shopkeepers come from the neighboring cities as well as from the provinces of West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar etc.

Karamdaha Ghat, Jamtara

People's faith and faith in Karamdaha Dukhiya Mahadev is unwavering. A large number of people reach Karamdaha to see the fair. The people who go to the fair first take a holy bath in the Barakar river and then enjoy the fair only after paying obeisance at the rate of Dukhiya Mahadev. <…

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लाधना डैम, जामताड़ा, दुमका (Ladhna Dam) – Jamtara, Dumka

Ladhna Dam is a famous tourist spot in Jamtara and surrounding areas. In Ladhna, the Ghat of Damodar river on one side and the attractive mountain on the other side attracts every people towards it. This place is full of natural shade.

This place is considered a peaceful and beautiful place for the tourists coming for picnic. In the months of December, January and February, people including their families from Asansol, Chittaranjan, Jamtara, Rupnarayanpur etc. come to this place to celebrate picnic.

Ladhna Dam, Jamtara

A large number of tourists are reaching Ladhna for picnic.

Despite the lack of drinking water arrangement at the picnic spot, tourists reach here in hundreds.

Ladhna Dam, Jamtara

Ladhna village is situated on the banks of Damodar river. Here the meeting of the mountain range and the dam presents a pleasant and picturesque shade.

The name of this place has spread far and wide due to the hal…

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बायो डाइवर्सिटी पार्क, गोड्डा (Bio Diversity Park) – Godda

Bio Diversity Park, Godda

Bio-diversity park is located on Godda-Ramgarh main road, just five km away from the district headquarters. This park was completed about four years ago. This Biodiversity Park has been constructed on Dumka road of Sarkanda in Godda district of Jharkhand. Many types of flowers, plants, medicines and green grass have been decorated in this park.

Recently, CM Raghuvar Das has inaugurated this park online. People have also started coming to the park to enjoy nature. The picturesque views of the park are giving the message of nature protection to the people. At the same time, the Forest Department says that everyone needs to cooperate to keep the park beautiful.

It is designed for the students for research and travel. In this, many types of beautiful trees and plants have also been planted along with the means of entertainment. It can be enjoyed traveling with family and children.

How to Reach

By Air …

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सुन्दर डैम, गोड्डा (Sundar Dam) – Godda

Sundar Dam, Godda

Sundar dam is the biggest irrigatoinal project in this district constructed on Sundar river near village north-east of Pathargama and this is a beautiful picnic spot for the tourist. There are plenty of picnic spots in the area around the famous Sundar Dam, located at a distance of about 30 km from the district headquarters.

Sundar Dam is located in the hilly area of ​​Boarijor block. The natural shade here is breathtaking. Apart from the dam, there is a mountain range which touches the hill of the palace and goes far. Pahariya community also resides on top of this hill.

The view of the hill waterfall is also seen in the surrounding area. Just a short distance away from this is the Damakol Falls, which is in the wooded area of ​​Sundar Pahari.

The dam is having 75 Ft. depth was constructed between 1970-78

How to Reach: By Air

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बसंतराय, गोड्डा (Basantrai )- Godda

This place is at the distance of 12 Kms from the headquarter of Pathergama Block which was inhabited by Raja Basant Rai .

Basantrai, Godda

There existed a big tank in 50 acres of land . According to legend, no one has ever been able to cross the tank from one end to another whether by swimming or an elephant or in a boat. If any one ventured to do so he would find enunciated his feet and dragged himself down to the watery grave .

It is also believed that the tank was being invited on the occasion of marriages or any kind of social ceremonies and people asking for utensils required for the occasion could get miraculously from the water of the tank. Purpose being served these materials were bound to be returned to the tank failing which they had to face calamity or misfortune.

Basantrai, Godda

This belief is still relied up-on and it is held sacred for Hindus and a big Mela (fair) is held on its bank for 15 days beginning from…

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मां योगिनी मंदिर, गोड्डा (Yogini Shaktipith) – Godda

Yogini Shaktipeeth, Godda

It is located in Lakhanpahari hamlet, about 2 kilometres from Pathergama, and has a religious significance.

Tuesday and Saturday are considered fortunate days, and thousands of devotees travel long distances to attend. The shrine exudes a supernatural sublimity that gives worshipers peace of mind and restores their faith.

Maa Yogini Temple is located in Pathargama block of Godda district in Jharkhand. It is located at Barkop, just 15 kms from the district headquarter. This ancient temple of Maa Yogini is very popular among Tantra seekers. Its history is very old. According to historical and religious books, this temple dates back to Dwapara Yuga and the Pandavas spent many days of their unknown year here. It is also discussed in Mahabharata. Then this temple was famous as 'Gupta Yogini'.

Yogini Shaktipeeth, Godda

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श्रावणी मेला / कांवड़ यात्रा, सुलतानगंज-देवघर-दुमका (Shrawani Mela / Kanwar Yatra) – Sultanganj, Deoghar & Dumka

Each year, during the holy month of Shrawan during Monsoon, devotees in many states undertake Kanwar Yatra to collect water from the Ganga and other rivers and offer it at the temples of Lord Shiva in major pilgrim centers.

Group of Kanwarias in Deoghar

Baidyanath Nagri Deoghar is an important Hindu pilgrimage site.  It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, and is famous for the fair of Shravan, the fourth month according to the Hindu calendar system.  It is one of the few places in India where Jyotirlinga and Shaktipeeth are situated next to each other.

Kanwarias on their way to Babadham

Shravani Mela starts in the month of July and ends in August.  The importance of Baba Dham increases in the month of Shravan.  During this, Lakhs of devotees come to Baba Baidyanath Dham for holy darshan. It is the longest religious fair in the world. In the month of Sawan in Baidyanath Nagri Deoghar, ther…

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राष्ट्रकवि रामधारी सिंह दिनकर के आवास, बेगूसराय एवं भागलपुर (Residences of Rashtra Kavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar) – Begusarai & Bhagalpur

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's house, Simaria Begusarai

Dinkar ji is the most popular and read poet of Hindi. He was born on 23 September 1908 in a small village called Simaria of Begusarai district, Bihar. When he was 3 years old, his father passed away. Childhood was spent in deprivation. The daily recitation of Ramcharitmanas at home had sown the seeds of poetry and its understanding within him. He not only gave a new height to the poetry of Veer Ras in Hindi literature, but also awakened the national consciousness through his creations. It was his greatness to handle all three areas, serious subjects, good poems and popularity.

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's house, Simaria Begusarai

Dinkar ji's home, where he was born is in the village Simaria and that is where his great compositions were composed. The hall on which Dinkar ji wrote compositions like Rashmirathi, Kurukshetra, Parashuram ki Pratiksha, Urbashi, has become ruins today. The heritage of his memories is gett…

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हरसाइन स्तूप / सिन-चे मंदिर, बेगूसराय (Harsain Stupa/Sin-Che Temple) – Begusarai

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Way to the top of main Harsain Stupa, near Jaimanglagarh, Begusarai

The remains of the Harsain stupa is in the form of an elevated mound, at a distance on the borders of the kabar lake, Begusarai. Aapart from Harsain, at least three another mounds were also located within the periphery of 2 km. Having yielded NBP potsherds, indicating an antiquity prior to 200 BC, the Harsain Stupa looked very interesting from a distance.

Harsain Stupa complex consisting of four stupas with the largest being in the centre and other equidistant smaller ones in three directions, one each in the west, north and south. Only one smaller southern stupa seemed to be intact due to thick vegetation cover and the main stupa was seen to have been almost cut to half by locals probably looking for constructional landfilling. It could be seen from the remains…

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रूद्र पाड़ा, सुल्तानगंज (Rudra Pada) – Sultanganj

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Top view of Rudra Pada Rock, Sultanganj (image source: http://silentpagesindia.blogspot.com/)

Just below the Murali hill, exists a neglected but massive rock boulder which has the potential of transforming the identity of the site for popular tourism. The reason for such potential is since among various sculpted panels on its face containing different images of Shiva and other deities, it has a unique sculpture, a representation of the foot prints of Shiva, which is probably not found elsewhere, with an inscription below, in boldly cut Gupta age (4th/5th Century AD) letters, which was also noted by Cunningham, who read it as 'Rudra Mahalaya' or ''Rudra-mahala' and thus called it as ‘Rudrapada’.

Foot prints of Shiva, Rudra Pada, Sultanganj (image source: http://silentpagesindia.blogspot.com/)

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शहीद स्मारक, पूर्णिया (Shaheed Smarak / Town Hall) – Purnea

Shaheed Smarak / Town Hall, Purnea

The Shaheed Smarak is one of the major attractions in Purnea City. The names of 56 Martyrs have been inscribed on this.

This place was earlier constructed as Victoria Memorial Town Hall during British era, which later got changed into Shaheed Smarak.

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कैथोलिक चर्च, पूर्णिया (Catholic Church) – Purnea

Roman Catholic Church of Purnea

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Purnea is a diocese located in the city of Purnea. 318,190 The Holy Father John XXIII, by the Apostolic Bull, "Exultet Sancta Mater Ecclesia", established the Diocese of Dumka on August 8, 1962.

36 years later hence the Diocese of Purnea is born from Dumka through a declaration of Pope John Paul II on August 11, 1998. It is an Angelus Church.

The history of the Catholic diocese of Purnea can be traced back not just to these 36 years, but to almost 236 years. Records show that in 1773 Purnea district of that time was already forming part of the Vicariate of the Great Moghul, which was served by the Jesuits and later by the Carmelites. Subsequently, Rome attached Purnea to the neighbouring Prefecture of Tibet under the Capuchins, with Patna as its headquarters. In 1820 it became part of the Agra Vicariate. By then the Capuchin Fathers had been regularly visiting Purnea from differ…

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बाबा वरुणेश्वर धाम, बड़हरा, पूर्णिया (Baba Varuneshwar Dham, Barhara) – Purnea

Baba Varuneshwar Dham, Barhara, Purnea

This temple is situated near on the banks of Varuna river under Barhara Kothi prakhand. This is a very beautiful and glorious temple of famous Baba Barmeshwar and one of the most famous religious place for Hindus.

Visitors make a point to visit this temple upon their visits to Barhara Kothi.

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Baba Varuneshwar Dham, Barhara, Purnea Baba Varuneshwar Dham, Barhara, Purnea
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स्वराज आश्रम / गाँधी सर्किट, पूर्णिया (Swaraj Ashram / Gandhi Circuit) – Purnea

Swaraj Ashram also known as Gandhi Circuit. This is situated in Tikapatti under Rupauli prakhand.

Swaraj Ashram, Purnea

It is said that it was established by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1931. Its holds a very special place in the history books as Mahatma Gandhi had address people from this place on 10th April, 1931 during his visit here.

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52 कोठरी 53 द्वार / भरतखंड का पक्का, भरतखंड, खगडिय़ा (52 Kothi 53 Dwar/ Bharatkhand Ka Pakka, Bharatkhand, Khagaria) – Bhagalpur

The historical palace built by the Mughal era Babu Bairam Singh, situated on the banks of the Ganges on the Khagadia-Bhagalpur border, is still a center of attraction. This 52 closet is known as 53 gates.

52 Kothi 53 Dwar / Bharatkhand Ka Pakka, Bharatkhand, Khagaria, Bhagalpur

In the 18th century, Raja Babu Bairam Singh of the Solanki dynasty had built 52 closets, 53 gates at the hands of the Mughal artisan Bakast Mia. Various types of bricks have been used in the palace ranging from match-sized bricks to two feet. People also address the said palace by the name of Baawan Kothli, Tirpan Dwar, in colloquial people also call it the pakka of Bharatkhand, A miraculous pavilion and tunnel were built in the courtyard of this beautiful palace. This palace is famous for the use of 52 types of bricks, Mughal carvings and paintings. Tourists, historians and researchers come from far and wide to see it. Seeing the grandeur, texture and strength of the palace…

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कुर्सेला, पूर्णिया (Kursela) – Purnea

Kursela Bridge

Also known as Kuru-shila, this place is known as the land of Kurus or where the Kuru dynasty of Mahanharat originated from. A distorted form of Kuru-Shila, modern day Kursela is one of the hilly regions in Purnia which is said to have belonged to ancient King Kuru.

About 4km from here is the well known Bateshwar hills which is known as the site of the Vikramshila university.

Raja Ayodhya Prasad Singh, 1st Zamindar of Kursela, he left his family's original zamindari of Barh-Rupas in Patna Districtm in 1881 and acquired 32,000 acres of land in Kursela, becoming a major landowner in the area, he was subsequently acknowledged as the Zamindar of Kursela.

Raja Raghubansh Prasad Singh, Kursela

Raja Bahadur Raghubansh Prasad Singh, Zamindar of Kursela, born 1895, he was granted the title of Raja Bahadur, which he later rejected in favour of Rai Bahadur. He was a great philanthropist, and administrator. He was the largest land …

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धरहरा, पूर्णिया (Dharhara) – Purnea

Dharhara is a small village in the Purnia district and is located 19 miles to the south of Raniganj. It is locally popular as the place where the mythological Hiranya Kans attempted to kill his son Prahlada to punish him for his devotion to Lord Vishnu. Famous Prahlad stambh & narsingh bhagwan mandir are situated here.

narsingh bhagwan mandir dwar, dharhara

The village also consists of a monolith called maniktdham which is made of red granite of such fine texture that it looks similar to sandstone. The pillar is now inclined at an angle of 65 degrees due to the influence of the elements.

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