Rajrappa Temple is famous pilgrimage of Maa Chinnamasta popularly known as Rajrappa Maiya, It is situated on the bank of confluence of Damodar and Bhairavi rivers, surrounded with natural beauty i.e. hillocks, forests, other temples. Hindu devotees mainly from Bihar and West Bengal visits the place. The headless statue of Goddess Chinnamasta stands upon the bodies of Kamdeo and Rati in a lotus bed. The temple is very old and its architectural design is the same as that of other temples of tantrik importance.Though its antiquity is yet to be dated. Some people are of the opinion that the present temple is a renovated one of the original and traditional temple turned into ruins. According to the archaeological research by by the famous archaeologist Late Sukumar Basu, it was found that the temple is nearby 6000 years old and was built in the middle of the Mahabharat age. It was also told that there were many archaeological remains found all around the temple but were damaged in 1962 for the development of the place. The temple is made up of a single stone having 5ft wide wall with a single door, the structure of the temple is based on the Kamakhya temple of Assam. A number of other temples have come up around the original temple. Particularly, the temples of Mahavidyas (Tara, Shodashi, Bhubneswari, Bhairavi, Bagla, Kamla, Matangi, Dhumavati) built in a series, attract more devotees, Surya Temple, Kali Temple and many others. There is a Lake (kund) on the middle of the temples. Many rituals like merrage, mundan and others are performed here. Many peoples from different places comes for worship as well as for picnic.
How to reach
Rajrappa is situated in Ramgarh district on NH-23, 27Km from Ramgarh and 70Km from Ranchi, 70Km from Hazaribagh and nearby 50Km from Bokaro on a diversion from Chitarpur. There are many facilities to visit...
- Private Vehicle
- Single direct bus from Ranchi to the temple.
- Trakker/autos from Ramgarh/Gola/Chitarpur.
- Can hire private vehicles/taxis.
History and beliefs
According to the ancient story, the place got its name on the name of a king "Raj" and a queen Rupma who is also known as "Rappa". The temple was built by the Hindu god named Vishwakarma on the same day. There is a single place in the world where the lady river Vairavi falls on the male river Damodar.