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Deoghar (also called Baidyanath Dham) is in Jharkhand. It is famous for the most revered of all Jyotirlingams, the Baidyanath (Shiva) Jyotirlingam temple also known as the Kamnalingam Temple [2].Baidyanath original Baijunath or Baijnath 1596 by Puran Mal Laxmi Narayan Mandir by Vamdev appox. 1630 to 1640 Savitri (Tara) Mandir by Kshemakaran 1692 Parvati Mandir by Ratnapani approx.1701 to 1710 Kali Mandir by Jaynarayan 1712 Ganesh Mandir by Tikaram 1762 Surya Mandir by Ram Datta approx. 1782 to 1793 Annapurna Mandir in 1782, Surya Mandir , Saraswati Mandir, Ram Chandra Mandir, Bagula Devi Mandir, by Ram Datta approx. 1782 to 1793 Anand Bhairav Mandir Started by Anand Datta and completed by Sravanadand 1810 to 1823

Get in[edit]

  • By rail - the nearest railway station is Baidyanath Dham (Deoghar) which is a terminal station of a 8 km branch line originating at Jasidih Jn. on the Howrah-Delhi main line. Apart from local trains on the branch line trekkers (type of jeep) taking in passengers on a per person fare basis and auto rickshaws are available. Auto-Rickshaws are available frequently just outside the Jasidih railway station. They charge Rs 10 per person in a shared auto and upto Rs 100 in a Reserved auto. The best means to get to Deoghar is the local Shuttle train available every few hours at Jasidih Railway station on Platform No. 4
  • By road - Deoghar is approachable from Kolkata 373 km, Giridih60 km, Patna 281 km, Dumka 67 km, Madhupur 30km,Ranchi 250 km Simultala 53 km and other places. Regular buses are available from surrounding towns.

No need to wait for minutes or hours,all conveyence are available in this route.

Get around[edit]

Unmetered taxis or hired cars, auto rickshaws, tongas and cycle rickshaws are available. Tongas charge around Rs. 400, autorickshaws around Rs. 500 and hired cars Rs. 700-1,000 for a visit to most of the important places in the town.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Baidyanath Temple - According to Hindu mythology, Ravana went to Mount Kailash and prayed to Lord Shiva, who gave him a Jyotirlinga to take to his land, with the promise not to place the lingam any where else. In case that happened, the lingam would remain fixed on that spot forever. The gods, who were unhappy at the prospect of the divine lingam being established in the enemy kingdom, which would render them powerless against their adversary, worked a trick on Ravana. He mistakenly handed over the lingam to a brahmin, who grounded it at Deoghar. Ravana did his best to uproot it but beyond breaking the tip he was unsuccessful. In deep remorse, he used to come to this place everyday and worship the lingam by offering water from the Ganges. Historically the temple is dated to 1596. The temple has almost all god & godesses and whole temple is built on a single rock. During the month of 'Sawan' people from across the country come to offer ganga jal to the divine Shiva ling.

For centuries, devotees, in the month of Shravan (June-July) undertake a rigorous 100-km pilgrimage on foot from Ajgaibinath (Sultanganj) in Bhgalpur district to offer holy water from the Ganges to the lingam at Deoghar. Be advised that it is very crowded in Deoghar during this period as more than 5 million devotees visit every year. Hence it is not recommended for a casual traveler to visit Deoghar during these months.

  • Nandan Pahar - A picnic spot with some basic rides atop a small hill. Vehicles come to the base but one has to walk up.
  • Naulakha Mandir - it is a beautiful temple of Radha-Krishna on the outskirts of Deogarh
  • Satsang Ashram - it is a holy place for the followers of Sri Sri Thakur Anukulachandra. It also has a museum and a zoo with a sarva dharma mandir.
  • Tapovan - A picnic spot with some caves and lots of monkeys. 8 km from Deoghar, Balanand Brahmachari used to meditate here.
  • Balanand Ashram Yogashala, Karnibagh - Yoga Institution.
  • Harila Joria - 8 km from Deoghar, famous for Shiva Temple
  • Trikut - 16 km from Deoghar, source of the River Mayurakshi - vehicles come to the base but one has to walk up. Recently a ropeway has been built to ferry people to the top.
  • Prabhu Jagadbandhu Ashrama - 4 km from Deoghar, on the way to Tapovan, near Charki Pahari crossing - for short stay in a cool, pristine environment with monks and other ashramiks.
  • Ramkrishna Mission Vidyapith, Tiwari Chowk (Williams Town).  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Rikhia, Ashram, 06432290870/, [1]. RIKHIA PEETH Tel: 06432290870/ 09304488889/ 09430799449 (also fax please ask for tone) Village Pania Pagaar, PO Rikhia, Deoghar, Jharkand, India Rikhia peeth is the tapobhumi(place of spiritual sadhana or practice) of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, founder of Bihar School of Yoga,Munger. Swami Satyananda came to Rikhia with the sankalpa to live in seclusion, on 23rd September 1989, the day of vernal equinox, when day and night are in perfect balance. This place was revealed to him in meditation at Neel Parbat, Trayambakeshwar, near Nasik, which is the abode of the sacred jyotir linga of Lord Siva, where he is known as Mritunjaya, one who conquers death. After arriving here, Swami Satyananda began long and arduous sadhanas such as Panchagni, the ritual of five fires, as described in the Satpatha Brahmanas and Kathopanishad. This Blog has been dedicated to sharing the Satsangs of Swami Satyananda with known and unknown spiritual seekers all over the world  edit
  • Gajiyadih is a very small village in deoghar district.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Bihar State Handloom Emporium
  • Santhal Parganas Gramodyog Samittee
  • Santhal Parganas Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan
  • Beautiful Bangles (laah ki churri), mandit line (way to mandir). Beautiful bangles shop are available, on temple lane.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

One normally has food in the place of stay but there are numerous small eateries.

Deoghar has some food specialties:

  • Peda - a type of milk-based sweet-meat is the Deoghar speciality. A visitor to Deoghar must not miss it.
  • Tilkut- made of til and sugar mixed and crushed together, mostly available from the month of December to February.
  • Rabri - made of condensed milk, available throughout the year.
  • Paratha - made of flour filled with sattu and potato and blended with pure deshi ghee, famous location 'Parathas of Luchhu Shah' in the mandir lane, any one can point you to the shop when asked for.
  • Bel ka Morabba Another speciality of Deoghar available form September to March.. One must try this .
  • Langra Aam- Deoghar's another speciality is its langra aam. One must never miss it.

Drink[edit][add listing]

One should carry one's own choice.

  • Lassi (dahhi ki lassi), on the mandir lane. try cool dahhi ki lassi, it is also famous in deoghar  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Nataraj Vihar (Jharkhand Tourism), Telephone +91 6432 222422, Rooms Rs. 200-500.
  • Hotel Yasoda International, Telephone +91kol. 033 329_53360 , 2264_2051, Rooms Rs. 500-2000.
  • New Grand Hotel, Telephone +91 6432 225245, Rooms Rs. 250-350
  • Hotel Prova, Telephone +91 6432 224112, Rooms Rs. 200-300.
  • Hotel Anand, Telephone +91 6432 220540, Rooms Rs. 200-350.
  • Hotel Samrat, Telephone +91 6432 222402, Rooms Rs. 250-400.
  • Hotel Yatrik, Telephone +91 6432 323 299, Rooms Rs. 300-400.
  • Joty. Near to the West enrance gate of Baidyanath Temple 350.  edit
  • Hotel Bharti, Very close to temple. Telephone 06432-223022, Rooms Rs. 200-400.
  • Saraswati Ashram (Saraswati Panda Ashram (Contact: Shri Mahesh Charan)), Mansarowar Road, near Mandir (Auto from Jasidih/Baidyanathdham), +91-9234716393. Saraswati Ashram is one of the budget hotels at Deoghar very near Bhaidyanath Dham Mandir, Good place to stay and good place to eat. Rooms need to be healthy/hygenic and comfortable otherwise people would prefer to avoid it. 200-500.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Kali Dham, Pathrol - 53 km on bus route towards Madhupur via Sarath. Beautiful temple with nine more beautiful tamples around the Main Kali Tample which was built by Raja Digvijay Singh, 6 to 7 centuries ago.
  • Basakinath Temple (42 km): Famous for Shiva Temple
  • Massanjore Dam - 98 km.
  • Giridih - 60 km
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