Harihar Dham

While in Giridih, do not miss the opportunity to pay obeisance to the largest Shivling of the country. Known as Harihar Dham, it falls on Hazaribagh-Bagodar road of NH 100 from Ranchi. Your eyes can not afford to miss the massive temple, even from a distance, built in the shape of a Shivling that stands 65 feet tall.

The temple was constructed in 1987 by Pandit Amarnath Mukhopadhyay, Late Chief Justice, and Kolkata High Court. Later a temple of Radha-Krishna has also come up within the temple premises. The temple also has a large marriage hall. The month of Sawan witness a heavy rush of devotees, who offer Jal (Holly Water) to the Shivling, taking water from the nearby Jamunia River. The nearest station from the site is Hazaribagh Road about 13kms away. Falling on the Main Road, it can be easily reached by buses, plying from Hazaribagh to Vishnugarh or those to Giridih or Deoghar. Further, there are long distance buses as well from Hazaribagh to Kolkata which pass by the route of the temple.