Sights to See
The highest hill in Jharkhand, towering to an elevation of 4480 feet, it is home to the Parasnath Temple, considered to be one of the most important and sanctified holy places of the Jains. According to Jain tradition, no less than 23 out of 24 Tirthankaras (including Parsvanatha) are believed to have attained salvation here.
A small hamlet about 60kms South-west of Giridih district headquarter under Bagodar Block possesses the largest Shiva Linga of India. The temple has typical sculpture people from all over India throng here every year.
Parasnath hill which is 4431 ft height is the highest mountain south of the Himalayas. It is located at the latitude of 23 degree, 9 minutes north and longitude of 86 degree, 3 minutes east. It was made accessible since the construction of a road in 1838. Significantly the oldest of the Jain temple appears to date only from AD. 1775. Parasnath is the "Marang Buru "or hill deity of the Santhal of Hazaribagh, Manbhum, Bankura and Santhal Parganas and each year they assemble at the period of the full noon in Baisakh from these district and celebrate a religious hunt for three days
The Village which lies in Pirtand block has a famous temple believed to be more than 2000 years old. It is a place of considerable religious importance for the Jain. The Samosharan temple and Bhomiyaji Sthan is two very famous Jain temples. There is a Jain museum at Madhuban which houses a number of Jain scriptures, idols and manuscript. One can view the clear sight of Parasnath Temple using the telescope installed at the balcony of the museum.
A water reservoir some 8 km North-East of Giridih headquarter is one of the best site for water related adventure sports and bird-watching. A watch tower and 600 feet high hillock offers a panoramic view of Khandoli site. Elephant and camel Safari and numbers of other amusement facilities are available there including boating, rock-climbing, parasailing and kayaking.
Amidst in the range of the famous Parasnath Hills, the Ushri River gushes down from a steep gorge , some 40 feet high in three separate streams . it is located about 14 km away from east of Giridih Town. It is a favorite picnic spot.