Baba Baidyanath Temple
Jharkhand , Deoghar
Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba Baidyanath dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the most sacred abodes dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located in Deoghar, Jharkhand, Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas temples. The temple houses 21 other temples. This ancient temple has been mentioned in several ancient scriptures. The temple administartion is under Baba Baidyanath Temple Management Board.
Once Ravana, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, did penance to bring the Lord to Lanka. Pleased with his penance, Lord Shiva appeared in front of Ravana and promised him that he will come with Ravana in the form of Shiva Lingam. But at the same time the Shiva also mentioned that if Ravana ever had to keep that Lingam anywhere in the midway, he will never be able to take it to Lanka. The Gods were worried as Lord Shiva was about to leave Kai...View more
ash, so they prayed to Varuna Dev. Varuna, entered Ravana's stomach from Kailash and soon Ravana was unable to restrain his call of nature. Lord vishnu appeared in the form of an old priest in front of Ravana and promised Ravana that he will hold the Lingam while he urinate. But as soon as Ravana gave the Lingam to Vishnu, he put the lingam on the ground. When Ravana came back, he was very annoyed to see the lingam on the ground. Ravana tried with his best efforts to lift the lingam, but was unsuccessful. This is how the Jyotirlingam of Baba Baidyanath Temple was consecrated.
Baidyanath dham temple is lotus shaped and is 72 feet tall. Both the ancient and modern style of architecture is seen in the temple. Here, the Baidyanath faces the east. It is believed that the temple has been built by Vishwakarma. Other than the shrine of Baidyanath, the temple houses 22 temples in the same campus of different Gods and Goddesses. There are three parts of this temple; the main temple, the middle part of the main temple, and the e...View more
trance part of the main temple. The Shiva Lingam is consecrated in the Garbhagriha.
Timings : Everyday, the temple opens at 4 AM with the Shodashopachar by the Main Purohit. After the main pujanarchana to the Lingam, the pilgrims are allowed inside the garbhagriha to offer their puja to the Lord until 3.30 PM. After that, the doors are closed. From 6 PM onwards the door of the main temple is again opened for the devotees of Mahadev.
Temple open for Darshan from 4:00 AM - 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
No specific dress code
The century-old enriched history, music, art, religion, food and people exhibit the true essence of Jharkhand's culture. This new Indian state that has been dissected mostly from Bihar has its capital at Ranchi. There are multiple pilgrimages in this eastern state of India. Devotees from across the country and abroad come to this beautiful state to explore the shrines of their concerned sects. Besides, the temples, churches and mosques, the state of Jharkhand has many beautiful places to explore.
Baba Baidyanath Temple Deoghar, Indian Post GPO B.Deoghar, Deoghar, Jharkhand 814112
Pilgrims from the other parts of the country have to avail train and have to alight by the Jasidih Railway Station. From there, the devotees can hire a taxi or can get bus for Deoghar. Those who are coming via air will either have to land at the Birsha Munda Airport at Ranchi or at Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna. Patna is closer to Deoghar. Pilgrims can hire a cab or get into a train from the airport to reach Deoghar. The city is well connected with many major roads across India. Regular buses are available from Deoghar to Dhanbad, Bokaro, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, and Bardhaman (WB).
Morning and evening pujarchana and aarti.
Villa Patra, Sandalpaste of Malaygiri, incense, Dhara (a pot full of holy fluid is placed on top of Lord's Jata Mukut from which the drops fall on the Shiva Lingam. It is believed by the Hindus that this fluid of ganga water, ghee, milk, honey and other ingredients keep Lord Shiva cool and calm.)
Maha Shivaratri, Sharabani Mela
Jan :- Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi, Basant-Panchami
Feb:- Maghi Purnima, Maha Shivratri
Mar:- Holi, Ram Navami Brata
April:- Mesh Sankranti, Bangala Navvarsh Arambh, Akshya Tritiya
May:- Vat Savitri Brata, Ganga Dashahara
Jun:- Rath Yatra
Jul:- Hari Shayan, Guru Purnima
Aug:- Mauna Panchami, Nag Panchami
Sep:- Haritalika (Teej), Ganesh Puja, Viswakarma Puja, Radha Ashtami, Anant Puja
Oct:- Jitia, Kalashthapan, Maha Ashtami Brata, Maha Navami Brata
Nov:- Dhanvantari Jayanti, Hanuman Jayanti, Kali Puja, Deepavali, Laxmi Puja, Bhratri-Dyutia, Kartik Puja, Akshya Navami, Devo-Utthan Akadashi
Dec:- Kal-Bhairav Ashtami, Ram Bibah Panchmi, Gita Jayanti