The abode of Gods in Deoghar invites devotees from all over during the Saawan months to the Baidyanathdham. This temple town also abounds with its natural pristine beauty with hills and caves, untouched narrating the tales as old as the days of Ramayana, the first ropeway that takes you to the Trikuta hills, or for more the Rikhia Math for Pranayama and yoga. There are more to discover of the three places have a look below.
What to see
The shrine represents one of the 12 Jyotirlingams of Shiva. It is bellieved to be a Siddhipith and a site for the practise of Tantric cult.
The temple of Basukinath lies in Deoghar to Dumka stste highway and is also a Shiva temple. The pilgrimage to Babadham is considered incomplete without paying homage to Basukinath.
Harila Jori is situated to the north of Deoghar about 5 kms away from the Baidyanath temple. The site also has a Shiva temple with an old lingam which is replete with a number of legends.
The hill lies about 3 kms to the west of Baidyanathdham. The temples in this hill are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Parvathi, Ganesh and Kartik. The view of sunrise and sunset from the hill is very fascinating.
The temple is 1.5 kms away from Baidyanath temple. The temple is dedicated to lord Krishna and Radha. It has derived its name from the fact that Rs 9 lakhs was spent to build this temple.
In Deoghar the Shilpgram is located 3 kms from baidyanathdham temple. Hi tech multimedia lser show is conducted in an open theatre and it tells about the history of the state, natural beauty, tradition, culture, folk dances etc.
Located at a distance of 20 kms from Deoghar it lies on the way to Dumka. The new ropeway takes you to the three main peaks which are symbolic of the Trimurthi form of Lord Shiva, represented by Bhrama, Vishnu and Maheshwar.
In the south west of Deoghar lies the Satsanga Ashram established by Shri Shri Thakur Anukul Chandra who spent the last 25 years of life in the ashram.
Located in a small village of Rikhia about 9 kms from the district headquarters towords the north. Founded by Swami Satyananda Saraswathi the ashram is internationally famed attracting visitors across the world.
Tapovan is another spiritual destination located aabout 10 kms from Babadham, towords the east. The terrain of the land here is hilly bearing a number of caves.
The Masanjore dam in Dumka is about 30 kms towords its south. It has the picruresque Tilpara Barrage on the river Mayurakshi.
The natural health spa is in the Ramgarh block of Dumka which is about 35 kms from the district headquarters on the banks of the river Bhurbhuri near Barapalasi.
Located in Dumka about 2 kms from the district headquarters it is on the Dumka-Rampur haat state highway. A park has been developed here which has swings and other amusements for kids.
Located at Deoghar about 35 kms from the state headquarters the pave hills are about 100 ft tall and it overlooks a unique Shiva linga.
The temple is only half kms off the highway and the local god Chuttonath is located underneath a sal tree with just a platform overlooking the local Ghatwal community.
Located 5-6 kms from the Madhupur block headquarters and 30 kms from Deoghar this ancient temple of Pathrol is dedicated to Goddess Kali.
Located in the Madhupur block of Deoghar about 22 kms from the block headquarters lies the Burhai village on the banks of the Patro river. Here also there is a temple of Goddess kali.
About 7 kms from the Deoghar headquarters is the historical village of Rohini which was once the nerve centre of the first war of Independance in the Santhal Pargana region.
Located in the heart of the town bout 1 km away from Baidyanathdam, the city invites pilgrims even Sri Ramkrishna his spiritual consort Sri Sarada Devi and his disciple Swami Vivekananda.
The temple is next to Naulakha temple about 1.5 kms from Baidyanathdham. The temple is carved out of white marble which was transported all the way from Makrana in Rajasthan.
The Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar memorial the social reformer from Bengal had a long association with karmatanr which is located 20 kms from the district headquarters of Jamtara and is very little known.
It is 4 kms away from Jamtara station. 1 kms off the jamtara - Dumka Main Road. The place is famous for its artificial park across the twin hillocks which rises to a height of 150 ft.