Pahari Mandir is a temple of Lord Shiva located atop of Ranchi hill having an altitude of 2140 ft from the sea level. This hill was earlier known as Phansi Tongri as in ancient times, freedom fighters were hung here. To remember the sacrifice of these freedom fighters, the national flag is hoisted here on Republic Day.
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The way leading to this temple comprises of 300 steps. The temple is said to have powers of blessing its devotees with the desired wishes. The site of this temple also provides a bird’s eye view of the entire city of Ranchi. Its surroundings comprise different species of trees. The Shravana month of Hindu calendar is its busiest time, during which devotees offer Jal Dhara to the main deity of this temple.