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  Divinity in the Unspoilt Forests  

Saranda is an unspoilt world, where nature rules supreme. It is the home of endangered flying lizard. In the local language Saranda means “the land of seven hundred hills” and is located in the West Singhbhum district. It is full of colourful flora and fauna. It is famous for its Sal forests and its majestic elephants are known all over the world.

The "Singhbhum Elephant Reserve" a part of this forest, is a renowned elephant reserve in the country.
The famous temple of Mahadev Sal (Lord Shiva) is located in Goelkera, deep inside the forest. The Mumbai-Howrah railway line passes through this place. A beautiful temple of Indo-Aryan architectural style is situated here, which later famed as Mahadev Sal. In the Month of Shravan. Every year, a large number of


tourists visit this place form all parts of the country to worship Lord Shiva. During this month. All Passenger and Express trains halt here.

But in the Indo-Aryan architectural style, the temple of Maa Giri Rajeshwari is located 10 km from Kiriburu in Saranda. Countless devotees visit this place especially during Navaratra when the site witnesses special festivity.

Kulbonga Mahadev is situated 15 km from Manoharpur in Saranda. It is a very Big Shiva Linga in the village Kulbonga and for this reason only. It is named as Kulbonga Mahadev. A special fair is organized here during Shivaratri.

How to Reach

Journey of Saranda begins at Chaibasa, which is about 140 km from Ranchi and 60 km from Jamshedpur. A 80 km drive through Jhinkpani and Barajamda takes one to Baraiburu, the gateway to Saranda.

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