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Deoghar Fast Facts
- State: Jharkhand
- District: Deoghar
- Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Jyotirlinga
- Population: 203,116
- Religions: Hindu
- Area: 2,479 km2 (957 sq mi)
- Altitude: 254 m
- Language: Hindi, Bengali, Magadhi
- Best Season: Oct - Mar
- Weather: Summer 16 to 36°C, Winter 1 to 28°C
- Clothing: Summer - Cotton/Tropical, Winter - Woolens
- Local Transport: Taxis, Scooters, Cycle Rickshaws are available
- Pincode: 814112
- STDCode: 06432
Department of Tourism:
Govt. of Jharkhand F.F.P Bhawan, 2nd Floor, Dhurwa, Ranchi-4. Phone: +91 651 2400981
Deoghar, India Overview
Deoghar, (the House of the God), situated in the Santhal Parganas of Jharkhand, is a popular health resort and an important center of Hindu pilgrimage, having the ancient temple of Baba Baidyanath - one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. For centuries, devotees of Lord Shiva, in the month of Shravan. undertake a rigorous 100-km pilgrimage on foot from Ajgaibinath (Sultanganj) to offer Holy Water to Baba Baidyanath. The pilgrimage is deemed complete with the homage paid at Basukinath, 43 km from Deoghar.
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Deoghar, India History
People visit Jharkhand not just to visit other places, but other times. The past is unbelievably attractive, and unarguably authentic. If you seek authenticity, if you seek cultural roots and long traditions that bind past to present come to Jharkhand. It is your befitting alternative to the corporate present.Walk through some of the places described, and see again the stone and spirit of a land as ancient as time. You will never lose your sense of awe, and the element of surprise will give you company every step of the way.You will then realize that you have come across a priceless heritage, that will never be re-made, that will never be replicated, that will never be altered. Every destination will be like a mythic deliverance for the traveler interested in history and archaeology. nchantment will go hand in hand with your journey into Jharkhand's past - a meeting ground, the common place of Indian history, a plural embracing of religious beliefs, a multitude of heroes, gods and goddesses, rubbing shoulders with the living, casting a benevolent eye on Jharkhand's progress into the future.
Deoghar has a picturesque location. To the north of the town there is a wood called Data Jungle after a fakir; to the north-west is a low wooded hill called Nandan Pahar; and to the east about 10 miles away there is a low range of hills known as Tiur or Trikutaparvata. There are a number of small hills to the south-east, south and southwest. There are two rivulets Yamunajor and Dharua near the town. The countryside around Deoghar has an attractive set-up with undulations, water courses and small hills.
The climate is dry and congenial and Deoghar is still considered a health resort in spite of the great congestion particularly due to the temple of Vaidyanath (also spelled Baidyanath), as well as having the criminal and civil courts and a large number of Government establishments.
Deoghar also known as Baidyanath Dham is an important Hindu Pilgrimage Deoghar. It is one of the twelve jyotirlingas, and also one of the 51 saktipeeths and is famous for the mela of Shrawan (5th month according to the Hindu calendar system). It is the only place in India where the jyotirlinga and the saktipeeth are together. They lay side by side. Each year between July and August about 7 to 8 million devotees come from various part of India to offer holy water from the Ganges at Sultangunj—almost 108 km from Deoghar—to present it to Shiva. An unbroken line of people in saffron-dyed clothes stretches over the full 108 km for the month.