Maithan is located in state of Jharkhand and is about 40 kms from Dhanbad. There are two rivers that flow through the region of Maithan, namely Damodar and Barakar. Maithan is popular for the Maithan Dam, which is the largest reservoir in the Damodar valley on River Damodar.

Maithan dam was first dam project of Indepent India. This dam was built for flood control and power generation. Currently, it generates about 6000 kW of electric power. which was built by the king of Barakar in 16th century. This temple is surrounded by Maithan dam. Maithan lake offers captivating site to the tourists. It is also famous as Sunset point.