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Khekparta Shiva Temple in Lohardaga – Khakhparta Shiv Mandir at Lohardaga in Jharkhand

Shiva Temple located atop a mountain at Khekparta Village, around 8 km from Lohardaga in Jharkhand, is unique as the Shiv Mandir is constructed directly on the surface of the hill without any foundation. Khakhparta temple is a protected monument.

The temple is believed to have been constructed between 9th and 10 century AD. The architecture of the small shirne is similar to Nagar Style prevalent in Orissa.

The main temple consists of a Shivling. There is a murti of Ganesha, Surya and Nandi in front of the temple. Shivling without any temple cover is also found in the complex.

There is no priest or worship practice. Devotees do their own pujas and worship.

The temple attracts huge crowd during Shivratri and Shravan month.

Khekparta Shiv Mandir is around 90 km northwest from Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand.