One of the most famous well-known landmarks of the city of Ranchi, this hilltop Jagannath temple is worth a visit. Its beginnings can be traced back to 17th-century 1691. This temple devoted to Bhagwan Jagannath. It was created by the king of Barkagarh Jagannathpur Thakur Ani Nath Shahde. The temple is situated approximately 10 km from the main town. The temple is on top of a small hillock one can get a wonderful glimpse of the surroundings from the temple.
It is considered that the Jagannath Temple was built to restore the trust and faith of the tribal in the Hindu religion. In the 17th century, many people began leaving Hinduism, the followers of Hinduism started constructing temples like the Jagannath Temple to preserve the uniqueness of Hinduism. The temple fell in 1990. The then Bihar government restored the temple and now it has regained its forgotten fame. The initial shrine was constructed in the form of a fort.
Rath Yatra, is the main festival rejoiced at the Jagannath Temple of Ranchi. The festival takes place throughout the Hindu month of Asadh, on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya. This is another day of the fortnight of Ashad, which commonly happens during June or July.
During the festival, the deities are brought to Mausi Bari, which means , the home of the aunt. Various people attend the walk pulling the strings of the chariot. This is deemed to be a holy act by the devotees. The deities are retained in Mausi Bari for six days. On the seventh day, the chariot reverts to the Jagannath temple with the idols. The arrival journey is recognized as Ghurti Rath Yatra. Thousands of devotees dance here throughout the Rath Yatra as it is assumed that Bhagwan Jagannath opens his eyes through this time to bless the worshipers.