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Baidhanath Jyotirling Temple in Deogarh Jharkhand-Among one of Lord Shiva's 12 Jyotirlinga

Here is Some Information about Baidyanath Jyotirling Temple in Deogarh Jharkhand India.

Location:  Deogarh,Jharkhand
Dedicatedto: Lord Shiva
Temple Timing:5:00 AM to 9:PM
Significance: Among one of 12 Jyotirling
Visiting Timing:30 Mins
Best time to Visit:All Time
Nearest Railway Station:Bihar
Nearest Air Port: Bihar 

Baidyaath temple at Deogarh The ancient pilgrimage town of Deogarh in the Santal Parganas area of Jharkhand is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. Yogeshwari of Ambejogai was married to Lord Baidyanatha of Parali. But by the time the marriage party reached, the auspicious time of the wedding had passed. As a result the people of the marriage party turned into stone statues. Yogeshwari was waiting away from Parali. This is one story that is frequently heard there.

When the Gods and Demons made their combined effort in Amrit Manthan (Churning for Nectar), fourteen gems emerged. There were Dhanwantari and Amrit Ratnas in it. When the Demons rushed to grab Amrit, Lord Vishnu hid the Amrit and Dhanwantari in the Shiva Linga of Lord Shankara. Just as the Demons tried to touch the Linga, flames started emanating from the Linga. The scared Demons ran aay. But when devotees of Lord Shankara touched the Linga, there was a free flow of Amrit from the same. Even today, devotees touch the Shiva Linga as a part of taking Darshan. Here, there is no discrimination between caste, creed or color. Anyone can come and visit this place. As the Lingamurthy is supposed to have Amrit and Dhanvantari, it is also known as Amriteshwar and Dhanvantari.

This shrine represents one of the 12 Jyotirlingamsof Shiva held in reverence throughout the country. Baidyanath is located at Deogarh in the Santal Parganas region of Jharkhand.The twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva are Somnath in Gujarat, Bhimeshwar, Grushneshwar, Nageshwar and Triyambakeshwar in Maharashtra, Baidyanath in Deogarh (or in Parali in Andhra Pradesh), Sree Sailam in Andhra Pradesh, Rameswaram in Tamilnadu, Benares in Uttar Pradesh, Ujjain and Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh and Kedarnath in the Himalayas.

Deogarh is also known as Baidyanath, Haritaki Vana, Ketaki Vana, Ravana Vana, Chitabhoomi and Hardapeetha. Some schools of thought believe Baidyanath near Parali in Andhra Pradesh to be the Baidyanatha Jyotirlingam. Other schools of thought claim that Kiragram in Punjab and Dabhoi in Gujarat are the Baidyanatha Jyotirlinga temples. The Vaideeswaran Koyil temple in Tamilnadu (which is not a Jyotirlingam temple) enshrines Baidyanathar.

Legend has it that Ravana meditated upon Shiva, and requested him to come over to Sri Lanka, in order that his capital may become invincible. It is said that he attempted to lift Mount Kailash and take it with him to his capital; however Shiva crushed him with his finger, and Ravana prayed to him and sought his mercy, after which Shiva gave him one of the twelve Jyotirlingamswith the condition that if it was placed on the ground it would take root immediately.

Ravana carried the Jyotirlingam and began his trek back to his capital. Varuna the God of water, entered his belly, and caused him to feel the need to relieve himself. Vishnu then came down in the form of a lad and volunteered to hold the Jyotirlingam as he relieved himself. Before Ravana returned, Vishnu placed the Jyotirlingam on the ground, and it became rooted to the spot. A disappointed Ravana offered severe penances to Shiva here, and cut off nine of his heads. Shiva revived him and joined the heads to the body, as if by the work of a Vaidya or a physician, hence this Jyotirlingam goes by the name Baidyanath. The same legend holds at Gokarnam in Karnataka.

Another legend has it that this temple was re-discovered by a cowherd Baiju, and hence the name Baijnath.

Baidyanath is also considered to be one of the 52 Shakti Pitha shrines of Sati. It is believed that the heart of Sati fell here, when her half burnt body being carried by Shiva at the end of Daksha's yagna was chopped to pieces by Vishnu's discus.

Nearest Tourist Attraction of  Baidyanath Jyotirling

Deoghar is one of the major tourist destinations in Jharkhand. The tiny town is considered as one of the most sacred places in India like Basukinath temple is famous for its Shiva Temple. Naulakha Mandir is situated 1.5 km away from the Baba Baidyanath Temple. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith is a boarding school run by the monks of RK Mission. Satsanga Ashram is a holy place for devotees of Thakur Anukulchandra. Rikhia Ashram It is a Bihar School of Yoga. Shivganga is a pool of water situated just 200 meters away from the Baidyanath Temple. Harila Jori is situated on the northern side of Deoghar, 8 km away from the Baidyanath temple. Trikuta Hills is a set of three mountain peaks situated 13 km away from Deoghar. Jalsar Children’s Park,Maa Kali Shaktipeeth and Ram Nivas Ashram where Sri Sri Balananda Brahmachari Maharaj are mejor Tourist Attractions Near Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple Deoghar. 

How to Rich Baidyanath Jyotirling Temple

By Air:Nearest Airports are Ranchi (385 kms) and Patna (270 kms)from Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple Deoghar.

By Rail:The nearest railway station is Baidyanath Dham (Deoghar) which is a terminal station of a 7 km branch line originating at Jasidih Jn. On the Howrah-Delhi main line.

By Road:Deoghar is reachable from all mejor cities of India By Road. Regular buses are available from surrounding towns.

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