Timings of the Temple:
Darshan & Puja Timings: Morning: 4:00 AM to 3:30 PM; Evening: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sanctum: Lord Shiva
Date built: Treta Yuga
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How to Reach:
- By Road: Deoghar is directly connected by road to Kolkata (373 km), Patna (281 km), (Ranchi 250 km).
- By Rail: Deoghar is connected to New Delhi Howrah Main Line via Jasidih (7 km). Jasidih is well connected to cities like New Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, and Bhopal via rail route.
- By Air: The nearest Airport is Patna from where you can take a Train Journey or hire a Taxi. Taxi would cost around Rs 3000 from Patna to Deoghar.
Top Attractions to Visit Near the Temple:
- Naulakha Mandir: It is situated 1.5 km away from the Baba Baidyanath Temple. This temple is similar in appearance to the temple of Ramakrishna in Belur. Inside there are idols of Radha-Krishna. It is 146 feet high and its construction cost around Rs. 900,000 (9 lakhs) and known as the Naulakha Temple.
- Basukinath Temple: Basukinath is the Second most famous Temple in and around Deoghar. It is located en-route from Deoghar to Dumka. It is said that Basukinath temple is the court of Baba Bhole Nath.
- Satsanga Ashram: It is a holy place for devotees of Thakur Anukulchandra, in the south-west of Deoghar, established by Anukul Chandra. Tapovan is situated 10 km from Deoghar and has a temple of Shiva, called Taponath Mahadeva, which attracts pilgrims.
About the Temple:
Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baidyanath dham Temple, Deoghar. It is situated in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. Baidyanath is a Hindu Temple. The temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Where the Jyotirlinga is established, and 21 other temples.
Interesting story Behind Baidyanath Temple
The history of this Jyotirlinga goes back to the Treta Yuga, at the time of Lord Rama. According to popular Hindu beliefs, the demon Ravana, king of Lanka, worshipped Shiva at this very site, where the temple is currently located; to get blessed with the boons that he later wanted to use to wreak havoc in the world. Interestingly, Ravana offered his ten heads one after the other, as a sacrifice to Lord Shiva. Pleased with this act, Shiva proceeded to descend to the Earth to cure Ravana, who was injured. Since Lord Shiva had acted as a doctor, he is referred to as 'Vaidhya', and it is from this aspect of Shiva that the temple derives its name.
Experience the beautiful Shravan Mela:
The Baidyanath Temple is famous all across the world for its Shravan Mela that takes place in July and August. About 7 to 8 million devotees visit this place from all parts of the country and partake in this lively fest.