Kera Mata Temple near Chakradharpur in Jhardhand – Kera Ma Mandir

Kera Mata Temple is located on the banks of Brahmini River in Kera Village and is around 10 km from Chakradharpur in Jharkhand. Believed to have been built around 300 years ago, the shrine is dedicated to Ma Bhagavati (Goddess Shakti) and was established by the King of Kera. She is also known as Sadarupani.

The black murti of Maa Kera is 7 inches in height and is made of Ashtadhatu. She wears a silver crown and has a chattri made of silver above her head.

There is nothing noteworthy about the architecture of the temple. A pillar in front of the shrine is noted for a four-headed lion.

Sculptures and painting adorn the walls of the shrine. They narrate the story of the various incarnation of Mother Goddess.

The most important fair and festival in the temple is organized during Chaitra Shukla Paksha (March/April. Other important festivals are Navratri and Durga Puja.