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Ramgarh district,Jharkhand

Ramgarh district is one of the 24 districts in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It was also a military district during the British Regime, referred to then as Ramghur district.

Introduction and geography
Ramgarh was made a district on 12 September 2007. It was carved out of erstwhile Hazaribagh District. Ramgarh lies at the heart of the Jharkhand State. It is a mining, industrial and cultural hub with the famous Maa Chhinnamasta Temple. The name Ramgarh means “The Fort of God Ram”. The district of Ramgarh has been named after the town Ramgarh, its present headquarters.
The district covers an area of 1360.08 km2.
Subdivision: Ramgarh
District Registration office is in Gola.
Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha Constituencies
Lok Sabha Constituencies : Hazaribagh
Vidhan Sabha Constituencies :
1.Ramgarh :Ramgarh Police Station (excluding G.Ps. Terpa, Patratu, Koto, Palani, Hapuhua, Harikarpur, Gegda, Deoria, Bargama, Pali, Salgo, Sanki, Jabo, Chaingari, Chikor, Lapanga, Ghutua, Barkakana and Sidhwar-Kalan) and Gola Police Station.
2.Mandu (Part):Mandu Police Stations.
3.Barkagaon (Part): G.Ps. Terpa, Patratu, Koto, Palani, Hapuhua, Harijarpu Gegda, Deoria, Bargama, Pali, Salgo, Sanki, Jabo, Chaingara, Chikor, Lapanga, Ghutua, Barkakana and Sidhwar-Kalan in Ramgarh Police Station.
Ramgarh District has borders with:
North and West: Hazaribagh District
North and East: Bokaro District
East: Purulia District (West Bengal)
South: Ranchi District.
Places of interest
Pilgrimage sites
Tooti Jharna Temple: Situated about 7 km from Ramgarh cantonment on NH-33 Patna Ranchi highway a famous temple of Lord Shiva where water from river falls through a canal on Shiv Linga. The Raghu baba of this temple is belongs from the nearby village Digwar and hence most of the Digwar villagers are connected with this temple. To reach this tample is very simple. Just take a route of Ranchi-Patna road and take a right turn from Ranchi Road. It is very near to Ranchi road, just 2–3 km ahead towards the way of Village Digwar.
Mayatungri Temple:It is also known as daughter of the Hills and is 5 km South of Ramgarh in the Chutupalu Valley. This hill has much natural scenery and is a beautiful tourist spot. Although it is located on a height of 300 ft, it takes only 15 minutes to march its peak. Every year the local festival of karma is celebrated here with gaiety and fanfare by the people of the surrounding villages. It is popularly believed that worshipping on the hill brings rain to this area. Nowadays on the occasion of Durgapuja, Nawratra is performed twice a year on this hill.
Kaitha Shiv Mandir:This ancient temple of Shiwa is loeated on NH-23 and is 3 km away from Ramgarh cantonment. It has been declared as a National Monument. The temple was built in 1670. The sculpture of this temple is extremely attractive. The Shivalinga in the temple is located at a height which is accessible by means of two stairs. A detailed analysis of this temple shows that some of its portion was also used for military purpose. At present this temple is in a dilapidated condition.
Khere Math: Khere Math temple of Gautama Buddha is situated at Matwa-tand village near NH23 of Gola Block.
Gurudawara Singh Sabha: This Gurudwara was established and inaugurated by the Sikh community of Ramgarh around 1940 in a small room situated on Shivajee road in Ramgarh. But today a grand structure has taken the form of Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in place of that small room. It is the centre of attraction for its great tomb and minarets. The interior decoration of the Darbar hall of Gurudwara Sahib is picture squire.
Rajrappa Mandir

The famous Maa Chhinmastika temple is situated at Rajrappa (???????), 28 km away from Ramgarh Cantonment on the confluence of rivers Damodar and Bhairavi or Bhera. This temple finds place in Vedas and Puranas and it has been recognized as an ancient and strong source of Shakti. The Chhinamastika Temple is a very holy and popular place of Hindu pilgrimage. Devotees from all corners of Country visit this holy place throughout the year. 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. Marriages are also solemnized here on a large scale. The headless statue of Goddess Chhinamastika stands upon the bodies of Kamdeo and Rati in a lotus bed. A number of other temples have come up around the original temple. Particularly, the temples of Mahavidyas (Tara, Shodashi, Bhubneswari, Bhairavi, Bagla, Kamla, Matangi, and Dhumavati) built in a series and others temple like Sun God temple, Lord Shiva temple God hanuman temple, Ma Kali temple etc. In Hindu Mythology Damodar is considered an incarnation of God Shiva and while Bharvi is Goddess Shakti. Confluence of both river in Rajrappa consider as scared union of Damoder (God Shiva) and Bharvai (Goddess Shakti). The water of river Bharvi flow down from top to river damoder which is flows below, it is also shows Goddess or Devi power. Many take a dip in the river before offering puja (Hinduism).

Rajrappa is not only famous Shakti Peeth but also a great picnic spot. Picnic at Rajrappa provides one with double excitement as one could get opportunity to offer prayers to goddess and also enjoy the picnic with fun and food in the sands of river amid beautiful natural scenario of forest, green valleys, hills and rocky terrains. Food, cooking materials, groceries, milk, fruits and fresh vegetable are also available in the market. Now one portion of sand beach of river Bharvi is prepared for picnic by madir samiti with the help of caretaker or agent. They will provide space with Chatai, table etc. after paying some nominal charge. During the rainy season the paid sand beach submerged with water.