Goddess Durga

Temple History

Deori Temple is an ancient shrine (700 - year old idol) situated on the Ranchi-Tata Road near Tamaar village in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is locally known as "Solha Bhuji (16 arms) Devi". The main attraction is that the idol is having 16 Hands (Normally Goddess Durga is having 8 Hands).

Believed to be built by a tribal chief. Dewri Temple is also believed to be the only temple where 6 tribal priests, known as Pahans, perform rituals and offer prayers alongside the Brahmin priests. The temple wall and pillars are made of sandstone. It is made up of big stone put one an over other without any cementing material in between without using any cementing material. . A new structure has been constructed over the old temple which includes a few domes that are sculpted with colorful images of Gods and Goddesses.

Navratri is main festival of the temple held in the month of September/October. Holi festival is also celebrated with great dedication.


Additional Information

Best hotels and lodges are available in Ranchi city for the accommodation of the devotees visiting this temple. Another famous temple in Ranchi city is Pahari Mandir.

This place is very famous now, and gaining popularity because of the regular visits by famous cricketer Mahender Singh Dhoni.

Deori Mandir is a Kali Mandir situated about 60 kilometers from Ranchi city on the Ranchi – Jamshedpur highway. It is closer to Jamshedpur. There are several local buses that regularly ply from different parts of the city to the Temple.

Ranchi Railway Station is 58.3 kms and Hatia Railway Station is 63.8 kms. The nearest airport is Birsa Munda Airport (Ranchi) which is 60.7 kms from the temple. Private transport and buses are available from these railway stations and airport to reach this temple.
  • Morning: 5:00 AM To Evening: 8:30 PM
  • Contact Person: Tourism Department
  • Contact Number: +91-651-2330852/2331646/2400981