district of Deoghar lies in the North-Eastern Part of the state of
Jharkhand in Santhal Pargana. Deoghar is famous as the cultural
capital of Jharkhand. This place has served as the source of
inspiration for literary excellence, profound philosophers, thinkers,
poets and artists.
Baba Baidyanath Mandir
The ancient temple of Tavaneshwar Baba Baidyanath lies at Deoghar.
According to Shiv Purana, Ravana-the lord of Lanka with the intention
of establishing a shiv – linga at his capital entered into a deep
penance, and acquired the same after satisfying Lord Mahadeva which he
was carrying to Lanka. Lord Shiva had granted and permitted the same
on the term that the linga can not be placed anywhere else during the
whole journey except at Lanka. But Ravana had to keep it at Deoghar on
his way and thus Baba Baidyanath has been known as Ravaneshwar
Mahadeo also. It is one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’ and famous as
‘Kamanalinga’ too it is said that with whatever wish or inclination a
true and devoted pilgrim comes here, Baba Ravaneshwar Vaidyanath
Every year, approximately two crores of pilgrims come here with
different desires from different places to get their dreams come
It is said that the scarification of life by Mother Sati at her
father’s yagna, Shiva took her lifeless body on his shoulder and
roamed aimlessly as a mad husband. Then Lord Vishnu, with an aim to
release Shiva from Sati’s delusion, cut her body into pieces and thus,
in this way, Sati’s heart fell down at Deoghar at the very place
where the Jyotirilinga has been placed. Thus the place has been turned
to a famous place of pilgrimage and known the world over.
In addition to Baidyanath Mandir, there lies 21 other temples in the
courtyard which are:-
Maa Parvati Mandir Maa Jagat Janani mandir
Ganesh Mandir Brahma mandir Sandhya Mandir
Kal Manasha Mandir
Hanuman Mandir Maa Manasha Mandir Maa
Saraswati Mandir Surya Narayan Mandir Maa
Bagala Mandir Ram Mandir
Anand Bhairav Mandir Maa Ganga Mandir Gouri
Shankar Mandir Maa Tara Mandir Maa kali Mandir
Maa Narvadeswar Mandir
Maa Annapuma Mandir Laxmi Narayam Mandir Neelkantha
All the temples are very ancient and of extreme religious importance.
The Worls famous Shravani Mela of Deoghar
Every year in the mouth of Shravan, the famous Shravani Mela is held
at Deoghar. The pilgrims carry the holy water of Ganga from
Sultanganj’s Ganga ghat of Bhagalpur district and travel in the
inaccessible 110 km. Long way bare footed carrying the ‘Kanwar’ which
holds the water of Ganga to the Babadham, Deoghar and offer the same
to the Devadideva Mahadeva.
According to the ancient tales Mahadeva had drunk the poison resulted
from Samudra Mantham and his throat turned blue and he felt
intensive irritation. To get rid of this irritation water had to be
shed in him continuously. Hence, in the month of shravan, Water is
offered on Mahadeva.
Traditionally form them during the month of Shravan the devotees offer
the holy water of Ganga which pleases Lord Mahadeva.
Approx, 110km. Long, this fair (Mela), turns wholly ‘shivamiy’ (full
id Shiva-Thoughts) and completely submerges in devotional
environ. The devotees, dressed in Saffron, get lost in Shiva-Bhakti
leaving aside all the ties of material world.
In Deoghar lies the following places of interest which are very
important from the view point of religion, spiritualism, culture and
It is a sacred poot of water and situated in the north of
Baidyanath Temple. The devotees take holy dip into it before the
worship of Lord Baisyanath which is considered perfect according to
the system and belief. Its ancient name is ‘Bhavarog Harkund’ The
Aswini Kumars got rid of their diseases by taking dip into it and
worshipped Baidyanath’s Jyotirling.
60 years ago Rani Charushila, the queen of Pathuriaghat of Deoghar had
built this temple of Radha Krishna under the instruction of her Guru
Balanand Brahmachari at a cost of Rs. 9 Lakhs. This temple is a
nice example of Indian art & architecture.
It’s a Shiva temple situated in the northern direction of Deoghar at a
distance of 5 km. There is an old Shivalinga in this temple and
according to local legends it has been sprung up from beneath a yellow
myrobalan (Haritaki) tree for which this ‘linga’ is also named
The Trikut Hill
It’s an entertaining and magnificent hill situated at a distance of 18
km from Deoghar on the eastern side. The natural fountain and the
Shiva temple is worth seeing at this place. The Govt. has adopted a
plan to develop it as a place of tourist interest with launching
ropeway and other necessities.
Ram Krishan Mission Vidyapeeth
It is a famous educational centre based on the principles of Shri
Ramakrishana and his disciple Swami Vivekananda. There is a museum, a
zoo, and an artistic temple of Shri Ramakrishna at this place.
Nandan Pahar (The Hill)
It’s a beautiful hill and lies on the western side of Deoghar-the
whole town and its surroundings is visible from here. For the tourists
there are various arrangements like train, Russian swing, Boating
club, restaurants, etc, together with a big statue of ‘Nandi’ –
all these attract numerous visitors to this place.
About 40 km. From Deoghar, this place has an ancient grand temple of
“Maa Kali”. Throughout the year. Devotee come to pay a visit to the
Goddess who is famous by the name of ‘Virkat Kali’. Every Tuesday and
Saturday a huge crowd of devotee come to pray here. On the eve of
Diwali a fair is organized where thousands of pilgrims come to
visit the temple of Maa Kali.
About 2.5 km away from Deoghar is situated an attractive temple of Maa
Durga which has a metallic idol of the goddess and also paintings
depicting her nine roops can be seen here.
Situated on the eastern front of Deoghar about 9 kms from the city is
a famous place of “Pahari Mandirs” where are a no. of caves and it was
a meditation place for the rishis and munis for a long time. Thus it
came to be known as Tapovan.
Pagla Baba Ashram
A pair of temples situated on the west and about 1.5 km away from the
station of Jasidih and 9 kms from Deoghar. Is the ashram of Late
Leekanand Chakraborty known as Pagal Baba. For 101 yrs., Baba has
promised, to continue bhajan and Kirtan here, which still continues
here day and night.
Hindi Vidya Peeth
About 1 km away in the northern part of Baba Mandir is this
Vidyapeeth established by our first President Dr. Rajendra
Prasad in the year. 1929 and he served as the Vice Chancellor of this
institution. Here foreigners and non-hindi students are taught
Near the tower chowk of Deoghar this is a grand temple of the
Jains which contains idols of the 23rd Tirthankars Bhagwan Parasnath
which is worth noticing. It also contains the special sculptors of
Rajasthani artists on the coloured glass.
Kameshwar Mahadev Mandir
Situated in the ‘Karyon Village’ about 75 kms from Deoghar, is the
temple of Kameshwar Mahadev. According to historians Danveer ‘Kama’ of
Mahabharata had established and worshipped in this temple of Mahadev.
This shivlingh is famous by the name of ‘Tantrik Makadev’ where
followers come for worshipping Shiva and for ‘Tantra Siddhi’.
: October to February.
How to reach:
Air : Nearest airport: Patna-270 Km,Ranchi-345 Km.
Rail : Jasidih-8 Km.Jasidih is on the main line of Delhi-Patna-Howrah.
Road : Well connected by road within state and outside state.Taxis and
buses are available round the clock.
Center of Attraction