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Santhal Parganas : Deoghar
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Deoghar (also called Baidyanath Dham) is in Jharkhand. It is famous for the Baidyanath (Shiva) temple [1].

Get in

  • By rail - the nearest railway station is Baidyanath Dham (Deoghar) which is a terminal station of a 7 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.
  • By road - Deoghar is approachable from Kolkata 373 km, Giridih 112 km, Patna 281 km, Dumka 67 km, Madhupur 57 km, Shimultala 53 km and other places. Regular buses are available from surrounding towns.

Get around

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.


  • 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 rainy season called as 'Sawan' people from across the country come to water 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.

  • Nandan Pahar - 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 Thakur Anukulachandra. It also has a museum and a zoo with a sarva dharma mandir.
  • Tapovan - 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.
  • Ramkrishna MIssion Vidyapith, Tiwari Chowk (Williams Town).



  • Bihar State Handloom Emporium
  • Santhal Parganas Gramodyog Samittee
  • Santhal Parganas Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan


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

Deoghar has some food specialities:

  • 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.


One should carry one's own choice.


  • Nataraj Vihar (Jharkhand Tourism), Telephone +91 6432 222422, Rooms Rs. 200-500.
  • Hotel Yasoda International, Telephone +91kol. 033 329)53360 6432, Rooms Rs. 300-800.
  • 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.

Get out

  • 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
  • Dumka - 65 km
  • Massanjore Dam - 98 km.
  • Giridih - 112 km
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