Deoghar

Deoghar is a popular religious destination which is blessed with one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples known as temple Baidyanath.

Updated: June 21, 2020

Deoghar is a popular religious destination which is blessed with one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples known as temple Baidyanath. Once the capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, this city is home to multiple sites of historical relevance. Multiple temples, tombs, military warehouses and palaces are also major attractions.

Srirangapatna is an egg shaped river island that has immense historical as well as religious importance. 

The Baidyanath Dham, also known as Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple located in Deoghar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India and is considered to be the most sacred abode of Lord Shiva. The large and magnificent temple complex comprises of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, along with twenty-one other significant and beautiful temples.

Nandan Pahar is an amusement park built on top of a hill in the district of Deoghar in Jharkhand. Nandan Pahar consists of a garden, a pond, and serves as an amusement or recreational park with several joy rides that one can enjoy amidst the lush green garden. The Nandi temple, which is situated on the top of Nandan Pahar, is very famous in the locality. You can also go for boating or offer your prayers at the Nandi Temple.

Tapovan Caves and Hills has a temple of Shiva called Taponath Mahadeva that is located just 10 km from Deoghar. A number of caves are also present there. In one of the caves, there is a Shiva lingam installed and it is said that Sage Valmiki came here for penance. 

Naulakha Mandir is 146 ft high and is very similar to the temple of Ramakrishna in Belur that is ljust 1.5 km from Baidyanath temple. It is dedicated to Radha-Krishna. Since its construction cost Rs. 9 lakh, it is also known as Naulakha temple. 

Basukinath is a popular place of worship for Hindus that is located in the Dumka district of Jharkhand on the Deoghar-Dumka state highway. Basukinath Temple is the most famous attraction at Basukinath and lakhs of pilgrims visit the temple each year from all parts of the country to worship Lord Shiva, who is the presiding deity.

It is believed that the Basukinath Temple is the court of Baba Bhole Nath. The temples of Shiv and Parvati are located just in front of each other in the Basukinath Temple. The gates of both of these temples open in the evening. As it is believed that Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati meet each other at this time, devotees are asked to move away from the front gates of the temple.

Satsang Ashram is a holy place where the followers of Sri Sri Thakur Anukulachandra gather to worship. The Ashram also has a zoo and a museum in its complex. 

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