Baidyanath Dham Temple, Deoghar

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Baidyanath Dham Prasad, Deoghar 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 Lord Shiva. Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Where the Jyotirlinga is established, and 21 other temples. BEHIND THE STORY OF 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. Architectural style The temple of Shiva was built by Vishwakarma, the architect of Gods. The temple is divided into three parts: the main temple, the middle part of this main temple, and the entrance to the temple. This 72 feet high temple is east facing and is shaped like a lotus. The top consists of three ascending shaped gold vessels that were donated by the Maharaja of Gidhaur, Raja Puran Singh Sanctum: Lord Shiva Date built: Treta Yuga Timings Darshan and Puja Morning: 4:00 AM to 3:30 PM Evening: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM The VIP Darshan timings is usually in early Morning at the time of Temple Opening. During Shravani Mela and various other occasions like Shivaratri, Somwari etc. the Darshan timings are usually extended. 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 Deoghar International Airport is presently under Construction. The nearest Airport is Patna from where you can take a Train Journey or hire a Taxi. A Taxi would cost you normally around Rs 3000 from Patna to Deoghar. 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. HOTELS There are many places to stay in Deoghar, Jharkhand. Deoghar has large number of tourist attraction so there are plenty of places to stay while touring in Deoghar. There are many hotels as well as private organization which takes good care of the people. There are 5 star hotels as well as hotels with nominal charges according to the traveller’s budget. The charges of the hotels are very nominal as they keep the needs and demands of the customers in their mind. These hotels provide wifi, hygienic food and clean environment. OTHERS PLACE TO VISIT 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 hence it became 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 WEBSITE & CONTACT Mr. Rahul Kumar Sinha (I.A.S.), Deputy Commissioner cum Administrator Baba Baidyanath Mandir, Deoghar, Jharkhand, INDIA Phone: (91-6432) 232680 (Office), 232720 (Residence) Mr. Bindeswari Jha, District Public Relation Officer cum Temple Incharge Baba Baidyanath Mandir, Deoghar, Jharkhand, INDIA Phone: (91-6432) 232680 (Office), 232295 (Temple) Mobile: 9431418752 Fax: (91-6432) 232967 Email: contact@babadham.org Website: http://www.babadham.org

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