Deoghar the word is formed by the combination of two words Deo and Ghar and it gives the meaning home of God. Baba Baidyanath dham is situated in Santhal division of Deoghar district of Jharkhand. Deoghar city is well connected by the road, train and air route from other cities of country.
If your are travelling by train then you have to reach Jasidih Railway Station. Baba Baidyanath Temple is situated at a distance of 8 km from Jasidih Railway Station. You can take share auto from station and it will charge Rs.20 per person. If you will take reserve auto then it will cost Rs.200. The Auto will drop you near Tower Chowk. You will get good hotel and accommodation here starting from Rs.500.
If you are looking for guest house then it will charge from Rs.100 per person. You can get many guest house near Shiv Ganga.
Deoghar Airport and Ranchi Airport are nearby to reach Baba Baidyanath Dham. Deoghar airport is situated at 10 km from temple.
Deoghar bus station is situated at a distance of 2 km from temple and buses to all major cities are available here.
Every year big saawan fair is being organized here and lakhs of pilgrims offer water to shivlinga by carrying Holy Ganga Water by walking bare foot from Sultanganj to Deoghar.
Majorly people visit Deoghar in special occasion like Saawan month, Shivratri, Somwari, Akshay Tritya, New Year, Ekadashi. In these days hotel room are charging high. Winter season are best to visit Deoghar because of less rush.
Table of Contents
- Story of Baba Baidyanath
- How to perform Gatbandhan Puja at Baba Baidyanath Dham
- VIP ticket charges in Baba Baidyanath Dham
- Where to do Puja Shopping in Baba Dham Deoghar
- Baba Basukinath Dham Dumka
- Story of Baba Basukinath Mandir
- Tapowan Pahad
- Trikut Pahad
- Naulakha Mandir
- Nandan Pahad
Story of Baba Baidyanath
Once upon a time Rawaan kept very long fast and was offering his ten heads to God Shiva. He offered his nine heads to Shiva and when he was going to cut his tenth head. Lord Shiva appear and asked his wish. He asked to God Shiva to come to his place Lanka with him. Lord shiva agreed but he said one condition also. That if he will put Shivlinga in any place then Lord shiva will stay there forever.
Rawaan agreed with the lord shiva terms and started for Lanka. But in middle he felt down. There was one farmer named Baiju. He called him and said to hold Shivlinga for some time till when he did not come. Rawaan took long time to return. The farmer called him and then kept the shivling in floor and went from there. People call that the farmer was the Lord Shiva son’s Shri Ganesh.
When Rawaan returned he started calling that farmer. He started looking for him. Then lord Shiva answered him that I am at here on floor. Rawaan requested him to come with him. Then Shiva said to recognized his said term. Rawaan got angry and he pressed his thumb on shivling. That’s the reason the shivlinga of Baba Baidyanath appears very small in size. In the name of that farmer Baiju the Jyotirlinga named as Baidyanath Jyotirlinga. This Jyotirlinga is only one in the whole world where God Shiva and Goddess Parvati is present. Goddess Sati heart fell down in this place that’s the reason this place is called shaktipeeth. This Jyotirlinga is called as Manokamna Jyotirlinga.
How to perform Gatbandhan Puja at Baba Baidyanath Dham
You must have seen one knot tied between two temples. This Gatbandhan is tied between God shiv and Goddess Parwati temples. Newly married couples tie this knot for their happy marries life. For the fulfillment of wish any person can tie this knot. You have to contact Panda for knotting. The charges starts from Rs.500. I paid Rs.650 with puja charge.
VIP ticket charges in Baba Baidyanath Dham
Temple have a big corridor for entry and the total puja time depend on rush present on line. In normal days If you will take VIP ticket then it will take approx one hour in puja. VIP entry Ticket will charge Rs.250.
The temple campus have total 21 temples. And God Shiva and Goddess temple is main temple in them. I completed whole temple darshan in 2 hours.
Where to do Puja Shopping in Baba Dham Deoghar
After Darshan you must exit from west door and you will enter in Peda gali. There you will get prasad items like peda, chura and other items. The peda will cost Rs.420 per kg, chura will cost Rs.60 per kg, elaichi dana will cost Rs.10-20. Sindoor and other items are also available.
You have to walk in the same street in approx. 400 meter you will reach at tower chowk. Here you can have your food. Food items starts from Rs.60 to Rs.150. First have your food then start roaming in the market. The local market is very big and almost every product is available here.
You will get auto for other places from tower chowk. Basukinath temple, tapowan hill, trikut hill, nanadan hill and Naulakha temple are main attractions. We boked auto in Rs.1400 for all these places. I will put auto driver number in description box.
It will take one day to visit all these places. If you will complete baba baidyanath darshan till morning 11 AM. Then till evening you will complete all those places also.
If you want to spend more time in Deoghar to explore nicely. You must visit for two days and one night. And if you manage your time nicely then you can cover all places in one day itself. We completed whole trip in one day only.
Baba Basukinath Dham Dumka
Baba Basukinath Mandir is located at a distance of 43 km from Baba Baidyanath Mandir. It is situated in Dumka district of Jharkhand. Baba Basukinath mandir looks like same as baba Baidyanath mandir. Baba Baidyanath darshan is incomplete without Baba Basukinath Darshan. Main temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Other temples are also there. You can complete puja in half an hour here.
Story of Baba Basukinath Mandir
There was one milkman named Basuki. One of his cow delivers her milk somewhere else everyday. The frustrated milkman one day decided that I will follow the cow and will look that where she is delivering her milk. He followed the cow and saw that his cow put all milk on one stone on the ground. He hit the stone by bamboo. Since the cow was putting her milk everyday on the stone. The milkman followed the same time table everyday and before having lunch he was first hitting the stone. One day he forgot to hit the stone. So he left his food and went to the stone to hit it. That time Lord Shiva appeared there and gave him Aashirwad for doing his work honestly. The Shivling is little cracked because of that hit. And one cloth is tied on it every time. Lord Shiva appeared here because of Basuki’s devotion that the reason the place is known as Basukinath.
You will get food outside for breakfast and lunch. I had curd and flattened rice in breakfast.
You will get Ghormara named place in betweeen Basukinath and Trikut Pahad. The place is popular for the dessert Peda. People buy peda from here. You can also try here Peda.
Tapowan Pahad is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Many temples are located at this mountain. You visit all temples and move ahead. You will see many monkeys here. You need one guide to reach the mountain top. We hired one guide in 200 rupee. You must be unaware about the place so please hire them to reach at top. One rock is placed at the top and is equally divided in two parts. Lord Hanuman statue is drawn here by Sindoor. Pilgrims ask there wish here and it is called that there wish comes true within one year.
Trikut Pahad is a group of three mountains dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Bramha. So it is called as Trikut Pahad. The main temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and called as Trikuteshwar Nath. One natural water source is present there and the water coming out of here is very sweet. This mountain is very rich in natural beauty. Many monkeys are present here and are very naughty. You please keep you things safe from them and if possible please offer food to them. We hired one guide in 150 rupee here. Ropeway facility was available here but is closed from April 2022 till further order.
Naulakha Mandir is situated at a distance of 1.5 km and dedicated to Lord Radhe Krishna. The temple was built in 1940 by Rani Charushila at the cost of Rs. 9 Lakhs. So the temple is called as Naulakha Mandir. The temple is very beautiful.
This mountain located at a distance of 10 km from Baba Baidyanath Dham. The statue of Lord Shiva and Nandi is placed here. One children park is built here.