Shakti Mandir

The temple of goddess Shakti or Durga is located in the heart of the city, at Joraphatak, 2 kms from the railway station. The temple, which is less than a decade old is an impressive structure made of shite marble. The main sanctum bearing the icon of the Goddess is on the first floor. It also has an image of Lord Shiva, which is rare in Jharkhand, considering the preponderance of Ling worship here. Lord Hanuman is also present under the same roof. The perambulatory or pradakshina path is flanked by a Shiv ling and figures of Radha-Krishna. The temple commands unflinching faith from the devotees far and wide. So much so, that they undertake penance by walking barefoot all the way to the temple, to offer pujas, particularly on Tuesdays and Saturdays.