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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
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JAGARNATHPUR

It is also significant that kirtans accompanied by khol and kartal are prevalent in many of the villages in the interior of Ranchi district. Kirtans are a gift of the Vaishnava apostles. The cult of Vaishnavism had a deep impact oil the Mundas and the Oraons just as tile cult of Shaktism had influenced the Santals. *

It is in this context that the temple of Lord Jagarnath at Jagarnathpur occupies an extremely important position and could be described as a landmark in the history of religions in Bihar. Instead of being surprised at the existence of a few old temples, in Ranchi district, like the Jagarnath temple at Jagarnathpur or at Chutia, one should rather be curious as to why there are not more of them. Probably tile reasons are that the Khorposdars and tile tenureholders were in more keen to have family deities in their houses and so did not pay much attention to the construction of large temples.

There are, however, a number of temples throughout Ranchi district that were constructed in the later part of the nineteenth century. Ranchi town has now got a Durga Mandir, a Kali Mandir, Mahavir Mandir, Ram Chandra Mandir and anumber of Shiva temples etc. These temples are all built within the last 100 years. Durga Puja, Basant Panchmi, Kali Puja and Shiva Ratri are celebrated with great pomp and the Adivasis freely join them.

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Jagarnath Temple, Jagarnathpur - Side View
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