The Kauleshwari Devi Temple is dedicated to Shakti and is located in Chatra, Jharkhand. There is a small cave near this temple, which has an image of Pasarvanath. This image of Pasarvanath has a hood over his head, which resembles the hoods of various snakes. Tourists can also see the Dhyani Mudra image of Pasarvanath, who was the 23rd Jain Tirthankara. There is another cave close to this one, from where three Jain images were transferred to Gaya. On Basant Panchami and Ram Navmi days, a large number of pilgrims flock to the hill top for worship. Sacrifice of goat in front of the temple is common. The temples and images are now a place of pilgrimage for the Hindus. In this temple, on Basant panchami and Ram navmi days, a large number of pilgrims flock to the hill top for worship. This hill is located 10 km from Hunterganj block. Its height is about 1575 ft approx. To climb this hill stairs have been made. On this hill various collections of holy places of Jains, Hindus can be found. This place is also named as Kolhua, Kaleshwari. Sacrifice of goat in front of the temple is common.The temples and images are now a place of pilgrimage for the Hindus. Dr. M. A. Stein, however, who visited the hill in 1900, was satisfied that they were built by the Jains, who venerated it as the birth place of the tenth Trithankar, Sitala Swami, and fragmented it about 150 years ago. He felt that it was now entirely unknown to the ordinary Jains and is associated by the local Hindus with Pandwa brothers. One of the specimen is a rock cut group of ten Digambari Jain Trithankars. The main door of Kaleshwari Temple is closed between Bhado to Krishna Paksha Ashwini. The trek to the top of Kolhua hill on the temple of Kauleshwari Devi is quite steep and there are no steps.There is a big tank near the temple with good water. It is, however, preferable to carry water while going up.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.