Dewri Temple is located in Tamar 60 km from Ranchi, Jharkhand. It is on the Tata-Ranchi Highway (NH33). It is a very old temple of Goddess Maa Durga. The main attraction is that the 700 year old idol of the Goddess Durga has 16 Hands (Normally Goddess Durga has 8 Hands).
At the temple devotees tie yellow and red sacred threads on bamboo for the fulfilment of their wishes. Upon the fulfillment of their wishes, they again come to the temple and untie the thread. Dedicated to Solha Bhuji Goddess, an avatar of Goddess Durga, Dewri Temple is located a little outside the main city of Ranchi.
Spread over nearly two acres, this old temple in Ranchi also houses an idol of Lord Shiva here. Legend has it that whoever has tried to alter the structure of the temple has had to face the wrath of the gods and suffer consequences.
Dewri Temple is also believed to be the only temple where six tribal priests, known as Pahans, perform rituals and offer prayers alongside the Brahmin priests. Who are mainly known as Panda’s.
Dewri Temple is very famous in Hinduism. Also the temple came in limelight after M S Dhoni went for worship there. It is great temple to visit.