Deogarh Temple

The Temple at Deoghar, also known as the Baidyanath Dham is the most important pilgrim spot in Bihar. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and has one of the twelve Jyotiralingams which makes it more important to the devotees. Deoghar means the home of Gods and the place is associated to the legend of Ravana, the demon king. According to the legend, Ravana worshipped Lord Shiva here to get boons. This is the place where the holy water of the River Ganga is considered more sacred due to its unusual flow northwards. The pilgrims carry the Ganges water on their shoulders and come from distant places on foot to pour the water on the Shiva Lingam. This Lingam is also known as Kamna Lingam – the desire fulfilling lingam. The famous Shrawan Mela is also held which is organized not too far away from the temple.

Deoghar, situated in the Santhal Parganas of Jharkhand, is a popular health resort and an important center of Hindu pilgrimage, having the ancient temple of Baba Baidyanath – one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. For centuries, devotees of Lord Shiva, in the month of Shravan. undertake a rigorous 100-km pilgrimage on foot from Ajgaibinath (Sultanganj) to offer Holy Water to Baba Baidyanath. The pilgrimage is deemed complete with the homage paid at Basukinath, 43 km from Deoghar

Baidyanath Temple, Nandan Hills, Naulakha Temple, Kundeshwari Temple, Nav Durga Temple, Satsang Ashram, Mahadeo Falls, Harila Joria (8 km), Tapovan(10 km), Trikut Hills(17 km) are major tourist attractions.Other places of interest are Mandar Hills (69 km) which is believed to have been used by the Gods to churn Oceans and Sultanganj (100 km) which is situated between the two banks of the holy river Ganges.

PagalaBaba Temple (7kms), Ramakrishna Mission Ashram (4kms), Arogyaa Bhavan (5 kms). Ravana realised his folly when he returned to see the lingam on the ground with the Brahmin nowhere to be seen. Ravana did his best to uproot the lingam but beyond breaking the tip he was unsuccessful. He finally prostrated before the invincible lingam, which has ever since remained rooted at Deogarh. In deep remorse, Ravana used to come to this place everyday and worship the lingam by offering water from the Ganges. Historically the temple is dated to 1596 when a hunter by the name of Baiju, discovered the lost lingam. Since then it came to be known as Baidyanath and people also call it Kamma Lingam – the desire fulfilling lingam.
Location info:
Address:Deogarh Temple,Patna,Bhihar,India
District: Gaya
Nearest City: Gaya
Best time to visit: July to August
The Shrawan Mela continues for the whole month of Shrawan, during the months of July and August.
The history of Temple of Deoghar, Bihar is very interesting. The Purans refer to it as a place, which is suitable for funerals. The Siva Puran associates it with Ravana. According to the Puran, Ravana wanted his capital to be graced by Lord Shiva. So, he traveled to Mount Kailash, where he met Lord Shiva and requested for his presence in his land. Lord Shiva was pleased at the offer, but instead of accepting it, he offered Ravana one of the 12 joytirlingas or divine emblem. However, the offer was given on the condition that Ravana could not break his journey or place the lingam anywhere else. If there was any kind of mishap, the lingam would be permanently fixed on that spot.
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Baidyanath Temple:
The temple is situated in a spacious courtyard bound by stonewalls. In the temple complex are twenty-two other temples. The Baijnath or Vaidyanath temple faces east. The top of the Shiva Lingam is slightly broken, keeping with the legend that it chipped away when Ravana tried to uproot it. For centuries, devotees of Lord Shiva, in the months of July – August undertake a rigorous100 km. pilgrimage on foot, from Ajgaibinath to offer holy water to Baba Baidyanath.
Sivaganga Lake: Near the temple, is the beautiful lake called Sivaganga.  

The Chandrakoopa Well:
Located near the main entrance, this well is said to have been built and consecrated with water from several ‘tirthams’ by Ravana. Nandan hills, Naulakha Mandir and Tapovan are worth seeing.

Kundeshwari Temple:
It is situated about a kilometre away from Chandi Hill, Navagraha Temples are also situated here.Idols of Lord Shiva & Mother Parvati, Ganesh & Lakshmi – Narayan have been installed here. It was constructed by Late Ramapada Bandopadhyay (Hoogly, W.B.) in 1911 A.D.On the way to this temple a Kali Temple was established by Late Fakir Chandra Chatterjee.

Satsang Ashram:
Satsang Ashram in Deoghar is one of the sacred places for the followers of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra. Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra spent his last 25 years of life in this Ashram.Thakur established several socio-industrial and cultural institutions in Deoghar with the aim of improving the overall health of the society. In addition, he advised and initiated people to earn independent living.Literary activities are organized here in the form of publishing books and periodicals in all languages. Several journals and periodicals, which carry the message ‘living with peace and progress,’ are regularly published from here.

Tapovan is a very sacred place which echoes spirituality. The air here is filled with a spirit of devotion and sanctity. It is enveloped by lush green surroundings, which have a rejuvenating effect on the jaded nerves. It is situated close to the river Ganga which adds to the holiness of the place. It is located in the vicinity of the Raipur/Sahastradhara crossing.This place assumes importance owing to a story revolving around its existence. It is believed that Guru Dronacharya underwent penitence here. Guru Dronacharya was the Guru of the Kauravas and the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata. This myth leads to added interest and curiosity among the tourists and the religious people having a keen interest in mythology.

Mandar Hill:
This hill is famous for its mythological background. A small hill about 30 km from Bhagalpur is the very same hill which was used for the Sagar Manthan. The marks of the snake around the hill used for mathan can be seen. Foot prints of Lord Vishnu can also be seen on this hill. The most attracting feature of the hill is the lake at its peak. The hill, steeped in legend and laced with landscape of extraordinary splendour, exposes the 800 feet high granite hill. Mandar is associated with amritmanthana which suggests that the hill was used by the gods to churn the ocean to procure amrit (Nectar). The serpent, Basukinaga offered to serve as the rope and has left behind an impression of the coil on the granite hill. It is believed that panchjanya, the conch shell used in Mahabharat War was discovered here in the Sank kund. The Puranas refer to various sacred places on the hill which is also believed to be the abode of Vishnu under the title of Madhusudana or the destroyer of a demon called Madhu who was killed by Vishnu and then covered by the Mandar hill. Kalidasa’s kumarasamahava refers to foot marks of Vishnu on the slopes of Mandar.

The locations related to Sultanganj (Bihar) are represented by the shortest distances between two points on Earth and may not be nearest by road. For example, Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 11.4 kilometre from Asarganj (Bihar). Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 21.1 kilometre from Gogri Jamalpur (Bihar). Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 24 kilometre from Kharagpur (Bihar). Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 27.8 kilometre from Bhagalpur (Bihar). Sultanganj (Bihar) is located 29.1 kilometre from Jamalpur (Bihar).

Ramakrishna Mission:
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith was established in 1922. It is the oldest educational institution of Ramakrishna Mission, and was visited by some of the brother disciples of Swami Vivekananda. Therefore, it bears the blessings as well as inspirations of many spiritual personalities behind its growth over the years. Now it has a residential Senior Secondary School, a well equipped charitable medical unit with modern diagnostic facilities, a centre for academic coachings to school going children from the surrounding poor families, vocational training courses for local school drop-outs under the auspices of National Open School, and occasional activities of relief and rehabilitation work.
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How to reach?
Nearest Railway Station:Baidyanath Dham railway station (Deoghar) which is a terminal station of a 7 kms branch line originating from Jasidih Rail Junction (15 km).
Nearest Airport:Patna airport is 281 km which is well connected with rest of the country.
Road Transport:Regular direct bus services are available from Bhagalpur, Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Gaya Local Transport Taxis, Scooters, Cycle Rickshaws are available,There is no regular trip but chartered buses or taxis are arranged from Ranchi and Patna by Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation.
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16 km from Deogarh on Dumka Road lies the picturesque hill dotted with various caves and waterfalls. Pilgrims, while returning from Baidyanath temple to Vasukinath temple, prefer to halt at his hill adorned with various temples.  

Naulakha Temple:
The beautiful temple on the outskirts of Deogarh is worth a visit for its sheer architectural appeal. It was built by one of the disciples of Balanand Brahmachari, who used to meditate at Tapoban, 8 km from the city. Tapoban is an equally fascinating place famous for its hill top temples and caves. Naulakha Temple is a famous temple located close to Baba Baidyanath Temple in Babadham. Main attraction of this temple is the 146 ft tall idol of Radha – Krishna. It is believed that this temple got the name Naulakha because exactly Rupees Nine lakh was spent in its construction. In architecture and worship, this temple resembles the renowned temple of Ramakrishna in Belur.

Nandan Pahar:
The beauty of the hill lies in the cluster of temples dedicated to various gods. Atop the hill there is a tank where people often flock for picnics.

Ashokan Pillars in Vaishal:
Ashokan Pillar in Vaishali, Bihar is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the region. These structures were constructed by Emperor Ashoka to commemorate the last sermon of Lord Buddha. While on your Bihar Tours, be sure to visit Ashokan Pillar in Vaishali, Bihar.Vaishali, is an important place of visit in Bihar. This small village in Bihar is surrounded by rice fields, banana and mango groves. This place of spiritual importance for both the Jains and the Buddhists is situated 55 kilometers from Patna, the capital of Bihar. Vaishali got its name from King Visala of the great Hindu epic, Ramayana.

One of the main Bihar Tourist Attractions is Gaya, Bihar. The state of Bihar is located in central eastern India. It is surrounded by the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal and the country of Nepal. Patna city is the capital of the state. Gaya, Bihar is also an important tourist and pilgrimage destination in India. Gaya, Bihar is city and is also the headquarters of Gaya District. It is located 100 kilometers south of Patna, the state capital city of Bihar. It is on the banks of Falgu River which is a holy place for both the Hindus and the Buddhists. Gaya is surrounded by small rocky hills like Ram-Shila Mangala-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan and Brahmayoni by three sides and the river flowing on the western side. This city was part of the ancient state Magadha.

The ruins of Nalanda:
The ruins of Nalanda, Bihar are one of the highlights of Sightseeing in Bihar. Bihar state is situated in central eastern India. It is surrounded by Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal and the country of Nepal. The state capital is the city of Patna. The ruins of Nalanda, Bihar are another popular attraction of the country.Nalanda was famous as the ancient seat of learning and was founded in the 5th century AD. Here lies the ruins of the world’s most ancient university. It is 62 kilometers from Bodhgaya and 90 kilometers south of Patna. Lord Buddha visited this ancient university several times. Between the 5th and 12th centuries, Nalanda became very popular. In the 7th century AD, Hieun Tsang stayed here. He left a detailed description of the purity of monastic life practiced here and the excellent education system. Hieun Tsang also wrote about the architecture and ambiance of this unique university of ancient times.

Mausoleum of Sher Shah in Vaishali:
Mausoleum of Sher Shah in Vaishali, Bihar is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the region. It outdoes the size of the Taj Mahal, with its dome surpassing it by 13 feet. This imposing structure is a must see place of sightseeing in Bihar, while on your Bihar Tours. You are sure to be mesmerized by the magnificent Mausoleum of Sher Shah in Vaishali, Bihar.reigned from 1539AD to 1545AD desired to construct mausoleums for his family members, with the utmost expertise in style and craft. He procured the services of an experienced master builder, Ali Wal Khan, who was a trained architect in Imperial tradition. Sher Shah planned for the construction of a mausoleum for himself and executed the same. It was his son who gave the final touches to it.

The Historical sites of Rajgir:
One of the highlights of Sightseeing in Bihar has to be The Historical sites of Rajgir, Bihar. The state is surrounded by Indian states like Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and the country of Nepal. It is in central eastern India and the capital is Patna city. The Historical sites of Rajgir, Bihar are important attractions of the country.The town of Rajgir is 15 kilometers from Nalanda and features a complex of temples and monasteries. The place is situated in a valley and has scenic landscapes. The town is covered with lush green forests. The town was the capital of the Magadh Mahajanpad (State) when Patliputra was not founded. The name means royalty and has been associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Lord Buddha spent many years in Rajgir delivering sermons and proselytized emperor Bimbisar at the Griddhakoota hill.

Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Vaishali:
One of the most visited Tourist Attractions in the region is Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Vaishali, Bihar. This stupa, which is considered a pillar of peace, is located near the Vaishali Museum. This newly built structure is considered to be the highest stupa in the world. It was built in collaboration with the Japanese government. Be sure to visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Vaishali, Bihar while on your Bihar Tours.Vaishali, a small village in Bihar, which is surrounded by rice fields, and banana and mango groves, is an important tourist spot in Bihar. It is a place of spiritual importance for both the Jains and the Buddhists. Located at a distance of 55 kilometers from Patna, the capital of Bihar, the place got its name from King Visala of the great Hindu epic, Ramayana. This place has immense historic significance. You will be impressed to know that it was here where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon and soon after also announced that he was approaching the state of Nirvana. Two stupas were erected to commemorate the event. In the third century BC, it was King Ashoka who erected one of the famous lion pillars here. Vaishali is of significance to the Jains as well since it was here where Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankara was born. The year of his birth was 599 BC.
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