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.
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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.
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.
It is located at very good location and staff is very self motivated and they try to serve the...Reviewed 5 days ago
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