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Bhuiphore Mandir – Bhuiphod Shiva Temple at Dhanbad in Jharkhand

Bhuiphore Mandir, also known as Bhuiphod Temple, is located at Dhanbad in Jharkhand. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva. The Shivling worshipped here is swayambhu or self incarnated.

The temple gets the name Bhuiphore or Bhuiphod because the Shivling here juts out from land.

The main Shivling is east facing and is one foot long. As usual Nandi sits opposite facing the Shivling. There are also murtis of Hanuman, Radhakrishna and Shiva Parvati in the sanctum sanctorum.

The small but beautiful shrine also has murtis of Goddess Durga, Goddess Manasa Devi and Goddess Annapurna. The murti of Goddess Durga is with a gold crown and sliver chhat.

The temple complex also has murtis of Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kartik.

All murtis are made of marble.

Two of the most important festivals in the temple are Shivratri and Navratri.

Marriages are also performed in the temple.