Kandaver Temple is located at Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand. The Kandaver Temple that is dedicated to Goddess Siddhidatri or Ashtabhuji Durga. The place is sheathed in peace, silence and tranquillity. The surrounding forests and remote location lends an amazing feel to the temple complex.
Legend and Stories
The legend behind this temple speaks of the miraculous origin of the deity by itself many many years ago. The road enroute the temple passes through green fields, contrasting hills and rugged paths to give amazing views of Barkagaon's landscapes.
Best time to visit
October to March
How To Reach Hazaribagh
The nearest Domestic Airport is Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi, roughly two hour drive from Hazaribagh. It is well connected to a spectrum of cities in the country like Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Patna through Jet Airways, Air India, Go Air and Indigo. The nearest International Airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata roughly 389 Kms from Hazaribagh.
The nearest Railway Station is Hazaribagh Railway Station from Hazaribagh, located at a distance of 75 Kms. It is situated on the major New Delhi-Kolkata a railway line and is linked with the cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Ranchi, Bodhgaya, Jamshedpur, Howrah, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Patna and Gaya.
Hazaribagh is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.
Barkagaon, Hazaribagh District,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Trouble-free marital life
- Removal of physical ailments
- Freedom from economic Problems
- Fearless disposition
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning -I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
The temple is open from 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM and from 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM.