Pahari Mandir, Ranchi

Pahari Mandir

Pahari Mandir (Temple) snapshot

Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 35,
in Ranchi
Average Rating
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9 Ratings & 5 Reviews

About Pahari Mandir (Temple)

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.30 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.30 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.30 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.30 PM

Pahari Mandir is a temple of Lord Shiva located on the top of a Ranchi hill having an altitude of 2140 ft from the sea level. This hill was earlier known as Phansi Tongri as in ancient times, freedom fighters were hanged here. To remember the sacrifice of these freedom fighters, national flag is also hosted here on Republic Day.
The way leading to this temple comprises 300 steps. The temple is said to have powers of blessing its devotees with the desired wishes. The site of this temple also provides a bird’s view of the entire city of Ranchi. Its surroundings comprise different species of trees. The ‘Shravana’ month of Hindu calendar is its busiest time, during which devotees offer Jal Dhara to the main deity of this temple.

What travellers are saying about Pahari Mandir

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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

5 traveller reviews for Pahari Mandir

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Shubham Anand

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  • Shubham Anand
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  630 readers

"Real nature and peace"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
Yesterday I visited Pahari Mandir to worship Lord Shiva. The place is built completely on the mountain. The steps are made by cutting the rocks. The temple is at quite high above. The place is very clean and well maintained. There is also availability of worship materials nearby the temple. The place is really calm and beautiful.
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Ram Seervi

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  • Ram Seervi
  • Lives in Goa
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2892 readers

"Temple located on hill"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 21, 2015
Temple located on hill from where God Shiva can see full Ranchi, it's around 420 steps to reach Temple, ladder is covered with roof. There is a very old Cave of Nag devta and Statue of Hanuman Jee is awesome.
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Dhruv Tanwani

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  • 17 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  8513 readers

"Enjoyment of hill climbing with spirituality"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2015
At the center of capitol hill of Ranchi, this is very famous Baba Bholenath's temple, where devotees once at least in year want to go there for darshan of Shiva-Linga. In the month of Shravana (Hindu Calendar), people have to wait in long queues to offer the Jal(holy water) and fruits etc to pahari Baba.

As this temple is situated at the the height of roughly 400 to 450 steps of stairs ways, therefore this is called Pahari Mandir. On the mondays there is special type of Aarti and Satsangs and crowds starts coming from early mornings and remain till late evenings.

Side by in another corner of mandir there is small cave, where one can see the living snake, that is supposed to be incarnation of Lord Shiva. In thickly crowded city, one can get fresh air at the top of the spot. Sometimes people go their for picnics also.

At the starting point of the mandir there are many stalls and vendors, who sell diya agarbatti, prasadam, coconuts, garlands, etc for offering to the Pahari Baba. There are also many food and other edible items for tourists and devotees. In month of Shravan, various Jhulas etc are also brought by commercial uses. Children love to sit in these Jhulas/Swings.
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Prafulla Pandey

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  • Prafulla Pandey
  • Lives in Daltonganj
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  37 helpful votes
  •  5137 readers

"Temple on the top of the mountain"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2014
Visit early morning, some 200 stairs have to climb to reach the temple. There cctv are available. Take prasad down the mountain, if you are alone you take maximum 1 hour and 30 min to do worship and climbing down from the mountain.
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Vipul Verma

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  • Vipul Verma
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 3 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  5776 readers

"Visit the temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2014
This temple of Lord Shiva is best temple to visit in Ranchi. Here you can get the whole picture of Ranchi.There are two snake caves which have their names as Pahan Baba and one more I don't know.
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