Vandevi Temple at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand – Van Devi Mandir

Vandevi Temple at Jamshedpur is dedicated to Goddess Kali. She is the presiding deity of the city of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. Van Devi mandir is also known as the main dwar or gate of the city.

The black stone murti of Goddess Kali is north facing. She stands on Shiva with protruding lips. She wears several gold ornaments and has a mukut or crown.

The main offering to Goddess Vandevi is hibiscus flower.

The most important puja here is performed on Kali Puja on Diwali day.

Another auspicious day is December 22 – Shatchandi Yagya is performed every year on the day.

The murti worshipped in the temple is very old. The present temple structure was built in 1997.

Truck drivers make special offering in the shrine for a safe journey.

Hundreds of years ago, the area was part of forest and no one visited the place. Trucker drivers who passed through the area offered prayers to the Goddess and sought her blessings for an incident free journey.