Baidyanath Temple All Information
India is known for its mysticism and spirituality, and the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple (or Baba Badyanath Dham) symbolizes it. Located in Deoghar (Jharkhand), the city’s name itself means the Home of Gods and Goddesses. The Baidyanath Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and the most sacred abodes of God Shiva. The Temple dates its existence back to 1596.
Deoghar- A City of Spirituality
Though ‘Chidabhoomi’ is the ancient name of the temple, another name of the city Deoghar is Baidyanath Dham attributing to the name of Baidyanath Temple. Though none knows about the origin of the city, it is mentioned in ancient Hindu texts like Haritaki Van or Ketakivan.
The city is a significant site for pilgrimage for Hindus. Since it is located right next to the Mayurakshi river, it attracted many other tourists from all over the world.
Baidyanath Temple- A Soulful Experience
A perfect place for devotees, the temple also has a mythical story. According to Hindu mythology, it was believed that Ravana has offered his ten heads to God Shiva as a sacrifice to get boon.
With this boon, he wanted to create havoc in the world. Pleased with Ravana’s dedication and sacrifice, God Shiva descended to cure the injured Ravana.
Since he acted as a ‘doctor’, he was referred to as “Vaidya” which is a Hindi word for doctor and thus the site was named as “Baidyanath Dham”. Though the explanation of the formation of the temple is in ‘Shiva Purana’, other versions of this story exist in Bhagavad Gita.
• Panch Shul rather than Trishul
• Shavan Mela
• Compressed Shiva Lingum
• A Theerth with a combination of Shakthi Peeth and Jyotir Lingam temple.
• Believed that Leprosy will be cured
• Shri Panchai Mela- January
• Shivratri Mela- March
• Shravan Mela- July to August
• Bhadra Purnima September
The temple organizes an annual fair in the Hindu month of Shravan for the Kanvaries who fetch the holy water of Ganga River. Millions of people participate and gather the holy water to dispense as offering in Baidyanath Temple. This mela takes place in July and August every year.
The temple is open on all days of the week. Though the worshipping commences from 04:00 am to 03:30 pm and then continues again from 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm, the Sanskari pooja takes place from 04:00 am to 05:30 am and Shringar pooja takes place at 06:00 pm.
Prices of Prashad
• Only Baidyanath Dham Prasad- Rs.551/-
• Baidyanath Dham Prasad with a poster- Rs. 751/-
• Perform Baidyanath Dham puja and get Prasad- Rs. 5100/-
Discovering Nearby Attractions
• The Naulakha Temple- 3km
• Mayurakshi River- 4km
• Satsang Ashram- 4km
• Nandan Pahar- 5km
How to reach the Baidyanath Temple?
By Air- Patna is the nearest airport to Deoghar. One can travel by road from Patna airport to Deoghar.
By Train- The temple is 1.5 km away from Baidyadham railway station or one can also reach Deoghar from Jasidih Junction which is 6 km away to it.
By Road- Baidhyanath Temple is 3 km away from Deoghar bus stand.
Hotels near the Baidyanath Temple
• Mahadev Palace
• Amrapali Clarks Inn
• Imperial Heights