Famous For: Deoghar, also known as Baidyanath Dham, is an important Hindu pilgrimage site. It is famous for the mela of Shrawan, 4th month according to the Hindu calendar system.Baba Baidyanath Dham, Baba Mandir (Main Temple), Mayurakshi River, Baba Baidyanath Temple, Deoghar Baba Dham, Harihar Jori, Lila Temple, Nandan Pahar, Trikuta Parvata, Rikhia Yogashram, Tapovan Caves & Hills, Naulakha Mandir (Temple), Basukinath, Satsang Ashram etc.Major Attractions: Baba Baidyanath Dham, Tapovan Caves & Hills, Nandan Pahar, Basukinath, Satsang Ashram, Naulakha Mandir (Temple), Trikuta Parvata/Trikut Pahar (Hills).Ideal Visit Time: The ideal time to visit the holy pilgrimage of Deoghar is in winters, especially during the months from October until March. The summers are unbearably hot while the monsoons might dampen your plans, although it’s lovely and inviting if the rainfall is more than average.
Deoghar is a holy city beside the Mayurakshi River, in the east Indian state of Jharkhand. The ancient Baba Baidyanath Temple complex is a significant Hindu pilgrimage site. Nearby, Shiv Ganga is a sacred pool where devotees of Shiva bathe. There is a shrine to Krishna in the ornate, stone-carved Naulakha Mandir temple. Northeast of town, Harila Jori is the site of a whitewashed Shiva temple and a sacred water tank. (According to wiki)
However, it’s famous destination for pilgrims and also tourists. So, let’s discuss about those famous places below:
Baba Baidyanath Dham
Located in Deoghar division of the state of Jharkhand, 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. The Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, commonly referred to as the Baidyanath Dham, is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India and is considered to be the most sacred abode of Lord Shiva. Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple is visited by millions of devotees during the Shravan mela every year. It is especially spectacular, as they carry water from the Ganges River in Sultangaj 108 km away, to the temple. The line of devotes is rumoured to stretch the whole 108 km, without an interruption! If you are a history lover and love to visit religious places, then can make plan to visit this place.
Tapovan Caves & Hills
Located just 10 km from Deoghar, this place has a temple of Shiva called Taponath Mahadeva and 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. These are the sacred site for many people because it used to be a place for penance for saints. Taponath Temple, a shrine of Lord Shiva, is located atop a hill. It is widely visited by locals and pilgrims. The cave where Sri Balananda Brahmachari performed penance is visited by pilgrims. The skulls of the tigers that guarded him are also preserved inside the cave.
A temple of Lord Hanuman is also situated down the hill. According to folklore, in order to prevent Ravana from succeeding in attaining enlightenment, Lord Hanuman interrupted his penance by cracking boulder using his tail. However, It’s a famous place of Deoghar, which attracts many pilgrims from near & abroad.
Nandan Pahar is a famous amusement park built on the top of a hill in Deoghar, district of Jharkhand, India. The park offers a number of activities for everyone, young and old, which is very exciting. You can have fun by participating in any fun ride with the family here or go for a boat ride here. For religious satisfaction you can go to the Nandi temple here and pray. The park is also famous as a picnic spot. The park has frequent visitors from nearby localities from almost all age groups because there is something for everyone here. Sunrises are a treat to the eyes as the rising sun sets its rays towards the earth to illuminate every corner of Nandan Pahar. Sunsets are mesmerising too as the sun gently fades away letting the starlit skies take over.
Nandan Pahar consists of a garden, a pond and provides as an amusement or recreational park with several joy rides that you can enjoy amidst the lush green parkside. The theme houses at the park must be visited too. This is where your child like fantasies will be re-kindled and this is where you will feel youthful once again. If you are planning to visit Deoghar, a visit to Nandan Pahar is a must.
Located in the Dumka district of Jharkhand on the Deoghar-Dumka state highway, Basukinath is a popular place of worship for Hindus. The most famous attraction at Basukinath is undoubtedly the Basukinath Temple and lakhs of pilgrims visit the temple each year from all parts of the country to worship Lord Shiva, who is the presiding deity. The crowd at magnificent the temple drastically increases in the month of Shravan, when not only local and national tourists but also international visitors visit. It is believed that the Basukinath temple is an impeccable place for Baba Bhole Nath.
The temples of Shiva and Parvati are located right in front of each other in the Basukinath temple. The gates of both these temples are opened in the evening and it is believed that Shiva and Parvati meet each other at this time. Thus, devotees are asked to move away from the front door of the temple. Other small temples here are also dedicated to various gods and goddesses. The Basukinath temple is undoubtedly the most famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that can be found in all of Bihar and Jharkhand. Peaceful places of worship Fans come here again and again in the hope of a little peace and spend time peacefully immersing themselves and meditating.
Satsang Ashram is a sacred place where the followers of Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra gather to worship. It is not just an ashram, it has also a zoo and a museum. Besides being a place of worship, it is also a place of interest for tourists. In addition to worshiping, it is fun to spend some times with the animals at the zoo. Also the rare contents of the museum will certainly help to increase the scope of your knowledge.
Naulakha Mandir (Temple)
The Naulakha Mandir is located in Deoghar, Jharkhand. Famous for the Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple, this temple is just 1.5 km from the main temple. 146 ft high, this temple is edicated to Radha-Krishna. It is to be noted that the construction of this temple cost Rs. 9 lakhs and hence it was later renamed as Naulakha (Nine-Lakh) temple. This temple is very similar to the Temple of Ramakrishna in Belur. This temple was built on the donations of Rani Charushila of the Pathuria Ghat King’s family in Kolkata, West Bengal. Greaving the deaths of her husband and son, she went seeking healing. She was advised by Sant Balananda Brahmachari to construct this temple.
Trikuta Parvata/Trikut Pahar (Trikut Hills)
Trikut Pahar is one of the most exciting tourist destination in Deoghar, where you can enjoy Trekking, Ropeway, Wildlife Adventures and a safe natural retreat. It is also a popular picnic spot and a place for Pilgrimage. In dense forest on the uphill lies the famous Trikutachal Mahadeva Temple and the hermitage of Sage Dayananda. Trikut Hills contain three peaks and the Highest Peak goes to the height of 2470 ft from the Sea Level and around about 1500 ft from the ground making it an ideal location for trekking. Only two of the three peaks are considered safe for trekking while the third one is inaccessible due to its highly steep slopes. The Ropeway takes the Tourists to the top of main peak only. An exciting 360 degree view of Deoghar is available from the Top of Trikut Pahar.
How To Reach
By Road: Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Deoghar and it’s well-connected with many other nearby cities. Many bus operators operate their bus on a daily basis, through a well-connected roadways network, whether day or night, from places like Patna, Ranchi etc. By chance, if you miss the bus, you can also take shared taxis or cabs for the same route.
By Train: The railway station is located in Baidyanath Dham at a distance of 7 Kms from Deoghar and is well connected with many major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Varanasi and Bhubaneswar etc.
By Air: Deoghar has no any airport of it’s own. And that’s why there is no direct flight connectivity to Deoghar. The nearest Domestic Airport is Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna, located at a distance of 274 Kms from Deoghar. Patna has daily flights to many cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ranchi, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Goa and Vishakhapatnam.