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Goddess Rankini Temple at Ghatshila in Jharkhand – Ghatshila Rankini Devi Mandir

Goddess Rankini Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Rankini Mandir located at Ghatshila in Jharkhand is a popular shrine dedicated to this form of Mother Goddess. The shrine is located atop Kaprighat hill, which is around 4 km from Jadugoda.

It is widely believed that during ancient times, people who traveled through the dense forest for their protection and well being worshiped the Goddess.

Goddess Rankini Devi is worshipped in the form of a Shila or naturally occurring rock. She is decorated with sindoor, garlands and silver eyes.

Bhimji Tribe performed the puja to the murtis from ancient times. Even today, the priests in the shrine are from the tribe.

The main offering in the shrine is tying of a coconut, supari and arwa chaval wrapped in red cloth. Devotees for wish fulfillment make this offering.

When the wishes are fulfilled, people donate animals to the shrine.

Coconut and batasha are offered as Bhoga. Daily Aarti is performed at 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.