Chhinnamasta temple is situated in Rajrappa, Ramgarh district, Jharkhand. Chhinnamasta temple is known as Chinnamastika temple and Rajrappa temple and also dedicated to Goddess Shakti. Chhinnamasta temple is considered as one of the Shakti Peetha temple. The Shakti Peetha is a place of worship to goddess Shakti also called goddess Sati, the main deity. Goddess Sati is the embodiment of Goddess Parvati, goddess of harmony and Goddess Durga, goddess of strength and goddess Mahakali, goddess of destruction of evil.
It is said that the four major Shakti Peethas are created from the limbs of Goddess Sati‘s corpse. The mythology says that Lord Shiva had a dance of destruction (Rudra Tandava) carrying half burnt body of goddess Sati after goddess Sati’s self-immolation. To stop the dance of destruction performed by Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu threw His Chakra (Sudharshan Chakra) on Goddess Sati’s body which dismembered Her body into 52 parts. Each body part or ornament of Goddess Sati that fell on different places of the earth, and is the places where the Adi Shakti temples are built.