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Deoghar : The abode of Gods in Jharkhand

Baidyanath Temple

Located in Santhal Parganas of Jharkhand, Deoghar  is known all over the country as the 'Baidyanath Dham.' The Baidhyanath Temple in Deoghar  preserves one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and is also considered as one of the 51 sacred Shakti Peethas. It is the only location in India where the Shakti Peeth and the Jyotirlinga are together. Tourists from all over the world come to enjoy the spiritual bliss of Deoghar , its epiphanic aura and the rustic beauty of its lush green forests. In a nutshell, its undulating landscape, small hills, water courses and positive aura makes it the abode of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

It is believed that the last Gupta ruler, Adityasena Gupta had ruled over this territory in the 8th century AD. A pond, famously called as 'Mansarovar' was created by Emperor Akbar's brother in law, Raja Man Singh, during the Mughal Period. The historic saga and brilliance of Deoghar , the spot where religion and myth coincide, is never ending. Even now, during the Hindu calender month of Shraavana (July-August), the devotees visit Deoghar  from Sultanganj (In Bihar) to make their infeasible dreams come true.

Following are the main attractions of Deoghar

Baidyanath Temple : It is considered to be one of the most sacred temples for worshipping Lord Shiva.  Presumably, it dates to 1596. The temple complex includes the revered Baidyanath Temple along with 21 other temples. This temple derives its name from the term 'Vaidya' (doctor). According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva reincarnated in the form of a healer to cure Ravana, who had previously bestowed his ten heads to Lord Shiva. It is assumed that the temple was later discovered after several years by a hunter called as Baiju.

Naulakha Mandir: Located at a distance of 2 km, the Naulakha Mandir's architecture is similar to that of Ramakrishna Math Belur in Kolkata. The famous idols of Radha and Krishna are present in the temple. Queen Charushila, hailing from King Pathuria Ghat's family from Kolkata had donated Rs 9 lakhs for the construction of this temple.Baidyanath Temple

Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith: The monks of Ramakrishna Ashram run this school in Deogarh, which was established in 1922. It is also acknowledged for being one of the oldest schools of Ramakrishna Ashram. The visit of the brother disciples of Swami Vivekananda have enhanced the value of this Vidyapith. It retains an important position in the movement of Ramakrishna mission.

Rikhiapeeth: Located in the rural village of Rikhia panchayat, this sacred place is known for the presence of enlightened sages, rishis and spiritual gurus. It is also known as 'tapobhumi' and is known for the teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. It is known for one of the finest schools of yoga in Bihar.

Trikut Hill: Located 13 km away from Deogarh, Trikut Hill consists of three main peaks. Hence, it is also called as Trikutachal. Trikutachal Mahadeva Temple, the temple of Lord Shiva is located at the peak. The rope-way helps in reaching the top of the hill. The first solar energy hub is located at the Trikut Hill.

Excursions from Deogarh: Travellers can explore near by travel locations such as Godda(70 km),  Giridih ( 79 km), Bhagalpur (123km), Barauni ( 171 km),  Rajgir ( 189 km).

Shopping in Deogarh: Tourists can purchase marble idols of Lord Shiva from Deogarh.

When to Reach: The best time to visit Deogarh is either during the Shraavana month or during the three important fairs, which are Shri Panchmi Mela ( January), Shivaratri Mela ( March) and Bhadra Purnima (September).

Baidyanath TempleHow to Reach
Air: The nearest airport to Deogarh is in Patna, 270 km away. The domestic airport at Patna has good connectivity.
Rail:The nearest railway station to Deogarh is at Jasidish, which is as a distance of 8.6 km.
Road: Buses and taxis are available from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, which is located at a distance of 276 km.

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