On the banks of River Subarnarekha river, stands the ancient temple of Jayda. Located on the outskirts of the city of Jamshedpur, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the shikhara (spire) style of architecture, this colourful temple is adorned with two shikharas decorated with imposing shivlings and sculptures of Hindu deities.

The best time to visit the temple is during Tusu Festival, when a grand fair is held. The jungles and the river banks lying in close proximity make for a great picnic spot, where one can relax and spend quality leisure time in the lap of nature. The temple is believed to be more than 50 years old. Tourists can also pay a visit to the Rankini Temple, lying nearby. Dedicated to Goddess Rankini, an incarnation of Goddess Kali, the temple draws a large number of devotees from nearby areas. This ancient temple is a prominent site on the tourist circuit and is located amidst scenic surroundings. Though it has a simple architecture, the bas-reliefs at the entrance, featuring Goddess Durga slaying demon Mahishasura, are notable. A panel lying above it shows the various avatars of Lord Shiva, while the doors are adorned with the ten forms of Lord Vishnu. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses no idol but a black stone that is worshipped as the goddess.

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