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Shree Kali Mandir (श्री काली मंदिर ) @ Ranchi (Jharkhand)


Kali Mandir @ Ranchi by drifter Baba

Shree Kali Mandir (श्री काली मंदिर ) @ Ranchi (Jharkhand):

Shree Kali Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Kali a form of Maa Durga. There are 9 forms of maa Durga and maa Kali is one among them.

प्रथमं शैलपुत्री च द्वितीयं ब्रह्मचारिणी। तृतीयं चन्द्रघण्टेति कूष्माण्डेति. चतुर्थकम्।।
पंचमं स्कन्दमातेति षष्ठं कात्यायनीति च। सप्तमं कालरात्रीति.महागौरीति चाष्टमम्।।
नवमं सिद्धिदात्री च नवदुर्गा: प्रकीर्तिता:। उक्तान्येतानि नामानि ब्रह्मणैव महात्मना:।।

It is located in the center of Ranchi City in Jharkhand. This is the main market area and you will find it more crowded.

Temple is small in size but very famous as per the people belief. Every morning local businessmen first visit the temple and then open their shops. 

If you are in Ranchi, it's a must-visit place and I am sure you will love it.

Temple visiting Timing:  07 am to 5:00 pm.  - Everyday. During the festival, the timing may change.

Best time to visit: All time. 

Entry Fees:  There is no entry fee for general darshan but you have to pay charges for different rituals. There are no fixed charges but you have to talk with Purohit and fix the rate.

Temple Address:
Shree Kali Mandir
Daily Market, Lower Bazaar, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001

Special occasion:
Every day thousands of devotees visit there. Below are some of the occasions you can expect more visitors.
  • Navaratri
  • Sunday & Holidays
  • In other Hindu Hindu festivals

Places to visit in and around Ranchi:
  • Pahari Mandir
  • Kali Mandir
  • Tagore Hill
  • Jagannath Mandir
  • Kanke Dam
  • Ranchi Lake
  • Nakshatra Van
  • Dasham Falls
  • Jonha Falls
  • Patratu Valley
  • Birsa Zoological Park
  • Sun Temple
  • Hundru Falls
  • Deori Mandir
Parking Places: There is no dedicated parking place near the temple but you have to park on the Roadside only. Better to use local transport system as they are quite chea[er. 

How to reach : 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is Ranchi Jn which is 4 km from the temple. Another important railway station is Hatia Railway Station. These railway stations are well connected with major Indian Cities. 
Buses: The nearest bus station is in Khadgadha, Ranchi which is 4 km from the temple. Regular buses are available from different cities like Patna, Gaya, Varanashi, Kolkatta, etc. 
Airport: The nearest airport is Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi which is 8 km from the temple. The airport is well connected with different cities in India. 
Private Taxis: Availability of private taxis, Autos are very good. 

Distance from nearby Major Cities
  • Patna:  329 km     
  • Gaya: 231 km
  • Varanashi: 432 km
  • Rajgir: 243 km 
  • Kolkatta: 402 km

There are lots of hotels and lodges available around the temple for different price ranges. 

Food & Restaurant:
As this is a famous temple in Ranchi (Jharkhand), many restaurants are available around it.

Few Photos:

Kali Mandir @ Ranchi

Kali Mandir @ Ranchi by drifter Baba

Visit Date: 19 Aug 2021