Naulakha Mandir

Deoghar, Jharkhand

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The Temple has an unusual history to tell. It was constructed by a donation of Rs 9 Lakhs (hence the name of Naulakha) by Queen Charushila of Pathuria Ghat King’s family from Kolkata. It is said that the queen left her home, grieved by the untimely deaths of her husband Akshay Ghosh and son Jatindra Ghosh. At Tapovan she met holy Saint Balananda Brahmachari who advised her to construct this temple.

Queen Charushila of Pathuria Ghat King's family from Kolkata was grieving the untimely death of her husband Akshay Ghosh and son Jatindra Ghosh. One day when she was wandering in the Tapovan, she met Saint Balananda Brahmachari who later on guided the queen to find solace and asked her to build this magnanimous temple of Radha and Krishna. Today, this is one of the significant temples of Deoghar and a work of art that entice people visiting the site.

Located at a distance of 2 km from the main town, the Naulakha Mandir/Temple stands to be one of the greatest attractions for not only the pilgrims to Jharkhand but also for the tourists visiting Deoghar, Jharkhand. The architecture of the temple dedicated to  Radha and Krishna has resemblance to that of the Ramakrishna Math Belur. The deities are consecrated inside the sanctum sanctorum and the height of the temple is 146 ft.

The temple is open everyday from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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