Baijnath dham is also known as Baba Baidyanth Dham, a jyotirlinga devoted to Lord Shiva.

Baba Baidyanath Dham
Baba Baidyanath Dham, Source: Wikipedia

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Welcome to the world of divine readings at www.onindianpath.com. Today, I am going to share the wonderful insights on the cultural and religious site – Baba Baidyanth Dham at Deoghar, Jharkhand, India.

Introduction

Hinduism has mainly three main gods known as Tridev namely Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Certainly, there is a huge number of followers of Lord Shiva called Shaivities. Indeed, Sanatana Dharma believes in karma and pilgrimage. Furthermore, there are 12 Jyotirlingas.

Baijnath Dham is the 12th jyotirlinga of India. It is the last in the row of 12 Jyotirlingas. This temple is located at Deoghar, Jharkhand.

Legend of Baidyanath Dham

Apparently, once, the demon Ravana performed great penance for Lord Shiva. Pleased with his devotion, Lord Shiva granted him a boon.

Consequently, Ravana asked for the Kamna Linga, and, being soft-hearted towards his devotees, Lord Shiva agreed to accompany Ravana in the form of the linga. But, with a condition, that he should not keep Linga on Earth.

However, all the devas were saddened by this, and they requested Lord Vishnu to have Mahadev stay on Kailasha Mountain. As a result, Lord Vishnu took the form of a commoner named Baiju and sat along the way to Lanka, where Ravana was heading with the linga. During the ritual of taking achaman for sankalpa, all the gods created Maya to fill Ravana’s stomach with an abundance of water. This created tension for Ravana to urinate immediately.

Moreover, when Ravana needed to relieve himself, he instructed Baiju to hold the linga and not place it on the floor. Hence, due to Ravana’s prolonged urge to urinate, Baiju ended up leaving the linga on the Earth. As a result, Baijnath Dham was formed.

Key highlights of Baidyanath Dham

  • Do you know it is also called Hardapeeth? When Mata Sati jumped into fire of Havana, Lord Shiva was furious and took the deadbody in his lap and did tandav. Eventually, it created Pralay all over the universe. Hence, to pacify him, Lord Vishnu came in and cut the pieces of deadbody of Mata Sati by his Sudarshan Chakra.
  • Meanwhile, different body parts fell down at different geographical locations of Asia. At Baidyanath temple premises, heart of Mata Sati fell down, hence called Hardpeeth.
  • Mainly, it is one of its kind, where in jyotirlinga, there is shaktipeeth also.
  • Particularly, during my visit, I could sense the union of Shiva and shakti energies in the premises.
  • Firstly, it is believed that darshana of Shivlinga is not complete unless visited Devi.
  • It is the last 12th Jyotirlinga of Hinduism.
  • Although, people call him Mahadev of medicine here. It is believed that by offering water and abhisheka, one get rid of ailments.
  • Makar Sankranti, Shivratri, Saraswati Puja, Holi, Diwali and Chatt Puja attracts lots of devotees from all over the country.
  • Deoghar also nestled many Ayurveda herbs and medicines.

Places to visit near Baidyanath Dham

Probably, one can enjoy the natural scenic beauty of the area with great ease. You can visit Naulakha temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Further, one should also devote some time at Navdurga temple to please Maa Durga. It is a well maintained temple by Bengali community.

Being a nature lover, my journey is incomplete without exploring the essence of nature at every journey. My quench for natural bliss was filled at Tapovan.

Additionally, Tapovan is one of the main attraction for tourists. Here, one can spot big rocks and mountains in different and catchy shapes and positions.

Eventually my visit to Trikut parwat was mesmerizing. Trikut Parwat is a small group of three peaks located 15 kms away from Deoghar. Firstly, these are huge three mountains peaks known as Lord Vishnu mountain, Lord Mahesha mountain and Lord Brahma mountain. Secondly, these mountains are believed to be house of caves and temples of sages and sanyasis.

Trikut Parwat
Trikut Parwat

How to Reach

By road: This divine place is well connected to Ranchi with national highway. There are many cab service operators providing pre and post paid taxis.

By train: Jaisidih Railway station is the nearest railway station to Baba Baijnath Dham. Majorly all the trains connecting Delhi, Mumbai and many other metros are enroute to this place.

By air: Moreover, Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport connected to Baba Baidyanath Dham at Deoghar.

Best time to visit Baidyanath Dham

Timings of Darshan: 4 AM to 9 PM

Shodashopchara puja : 4:00 AM to 5:30 AM

Aarti : 7:30 AM

Shringar : 7:30 PM to 8:10 PM

October to May is the best time to visit Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar.

Conclusion

I am enthralled to share my fantastic journey with all my avid readers. I hope my blog must have entice you to visit this pilgrimage site to feel the spiritual bliss.

Have a blessed day ahead.

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