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Deoghar is a town and headquarters of the Deoghar District in the Santhal Parganas division, Jharkhand state, India. Deoghar can be described as “The amalgamation of natural beauty and sacred religious place”. With divine ancient temples to serene natural beauty, you will simply love your time spent in Deoghar. It is one of the best and most visited places in Jharkhand and one should surely not miss it. It has some ancient Lord Shiva temples along with wonderful scenic surroundings. Deoghar is a holy city of the state and is just beside the Mayurakshi river. There are many ancient temples such as the Baba Baidyanath Temple (one of twelve Shiva Jyotirlinga and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India) which is an important pilgrimage site of the city dedicated mainly to the Hindus. Other than that, people come here from all around the nation to take a dip in the holy waters of Shiva Ganga which is considered sacred.

History of Deoghar

Deoghar is more famous for its mythological significance. Deoghar is a Hindi word where “Deoghar” means “abode of gods and deities”. It is also known as Baidyanath Dham. It is also got the mentions in Sanskrit Texts as Haritakivan or Ketakivan. Also, the Deoghar name has been inspired by the name of Lord Baidyanath Temple. However, the name of the builder of the temple is still unknown. 

Places to visit in Deoghar

Baidyanath Dham. The Baba Baidyanath Dham is one of the most sacred temples in India. It is a temple which holds a spiritual high ground among the other temples owing to its spiritual significance from the past. Furthermore, this place also has an amazingly beautiful architecture which is sure to offer you a very religious aura to explore and discover for yourself.

Nandan Pahar. The Nandan Pahar is quite a small hill situated near the very edge of Deoghar. This place is known for being a very famous Nandi Temple. Moreover, this place also has got a huge entertainment park, particularly for children. This park is inclusive of a ghost house, a boathouse, etc.

Tapovan Caves and Hills. Located at a distance of about 10 km from Deoghar, this place has a temple of Shiva known by the name of Taponath Mahadeva. Furthermore, there are several caves which are also present there and it is in one of these caves that a Shiva lingam has been installed. And what is quite interesting to know about this place is the fact that the sage Valmiki too came here for doing his penance.

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Things to do in Deoghar

Visit Naulakha Mandir. Situated at a distance of around 2km from Baba Baidyanath Temple this particular temple has got a similar architecture of the Ramakrishna Temple which is in Belur. Moreover, this shrine also encompasses amazingly beautiful ideals of Radha as well as Krishna which is 146 ft in its height.

Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith. The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith is a branch of Ramakrishna Mission. What is quite interesting to know about this place is the fact that it is managed by the monks of the place themselves. The main focus of the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith has always been to impart knowledge and help our ancient culture grow in all its immensity.

Shivaganga. It is said that Shivaganga which was also known as the Varvoghar Kund, was founded by the demon lord Ravana. According to the legend, it is said that when the king Ravana blow his fist on the Earth with all his power; a huge stream of water came out forming a pond. And this place is currently known as the Shivaganga. And did you know that this was the place where it is known that Ravana had handed the Shivalingam to Lord Vishnu who had come there in the disguise of a Brahmin?

Events and festivals in & around Deoghar

Shrawan Mela. Lakhs of devotees from all over the country flock at the Temple at Deoghar during the Shrawan Mela. This popular event comes in July and August. And what is probably the best part about this place is the fact that this fair continues for about 30 consecutive days and is also considered as the biggest as well as the longest religious fair present across the globe.

Sarhul Puja. This puja is celebrated all across the Jharkhand region. This particularly marks the beginning of the New Year. And certain tribes celebrated this festival with a touch of extra zeal which are Oraon, Munda and Ho Tribes. The Sarhul marks the beginning of the advent of the spring season which is celebrated till the month of June, which is also known as the “Jeth”.

Tusu Festival. It is a tribal festival which is celebrated in the districts of Bengal especially in the districts of Purulia, Bankura and Midnapore. What is an interesting fact about this festival is the fact that for the entire coming month the people indulge themselves in singing songs, savouring the best and the most delicious delicacies.

Best time to visit Deoghar

If you are planning a trip to Deoghar then the best option to visit this place would be around from October to March. During this time, the overall weather and temperature are very pleasant.

How to Reach Deoghar?

By Air. If you are planning a trip to Deoghar then you need to know that there is no direct flight connectivity to Deoghar. So, if you want to plan a flight then Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport is the nearest airport available from Deoghar.

By Train. Deoghar is quite well-connected to the rest of India via railways as well. The nearest railway station is Baidyanath Dham Railway Station. There are many regular train services, both the passengers and even express trains. For train routes, the Baidyanath Junction is the primary station which serves the city of Deoghar.

By Road. There are many regular bus services which are available to and fro the city of Deoghar. Apart from this, you can also take shared taxis for the same route.

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