Being a religious place, Jharkhand was also famous for its Kali temple named as Sri Sri Kalika Maharani Temple Jharkhand which was constructed by Ashiyaan Estate Developers at Chira Chas. As Goddess Kali was our worshipping idol we had a wish to visit this temple from the day it was completed in the year 2012 and was opened to the public on July 14th. According to history, a Ramayana recital which continued for a period of nine days was organized prior to the establishment of the temple. The laborers involved in the excavation work had found a cobra during the first few days of the construction. It was regarded as a holy omen as it symbolized Lord Shiva.
We were surprised to see the unique structure of the temple which had the ‘Stupa’ of 90 feet tall, which was based on a design of a flower called lotus with its five petals. The idol of Kali is beautifully represented by her avatar of Sita with a small temple of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ram at the entrance. There was a good facility of car parking for the devotees.
The Sri Sri Kalika Maharani Temple Jharkhand had five entrances, each made of petal house and beautifully constructed. It took a long time to see the whole temple and its nearby small temples because of their stupendous architectural construction.
We came to know that the prayer hall in the basement could be utilized for various religious ceremonies related to Hinduism. The hall would also guard the worshippers against the elements. A seating place for devotees was also present inside the temple. We came out of the temple and enjoyed some roadside snacks with the kids as they were excited to have them since morning.
It was an amazing day with a combination of devotion, entertain and hang out with family. Wherever we go the joy was incomplete without the kids as they always made our journey more successful with their innocence and playful acts. Our next destination was the Betla National Park and all of us were pretty excited.