The Baidyanath Dham is ancient pilgrimage place. So, it has many places that are popular tourist attractions. People come here to take solace in spiritual abode of Lord Shiva.
Baidyanath Dham sees thousands of pilgrims during Shravan Kanwar Yatra.
Here we have listed some of the most popular tourist attractions of Baidyanath Dham.
Baidyanath Dham Jyotirlingam Temple
Is the original Jyotirlingam temple of Lord Shiva which is only 12 in India. You can visit here during Shravan month or Mondays for pilgrimage.
Trikuta Parvat (25 KM)
Trikuta or Trikut Hills has got its name from the 3 Gods of Hinduism i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. To have a panoramic view of the small town of Deoghar from the top of the hills you can take ropeways (cable cars).
Naulakha Mandir (3 KM)
Called Naulakha because of the 9 Lac spend on making this temple. Dedicated to Radha Krishna, temple is the peaceful place for spirituality 2 KM away from bustle of Deoghar.
Basukinath Temple (45 KM)
Basukinath is temple dedicated to Lord Basukinath who is believed to bear Earth on his head. You can visit here especially during Naag Panchami Festival dedicated to Naag Puja (serpent worship) in India. Naag (serpent) is also a companion of Lord Shiva.
Nandan Pahar (6 KM)
Nandan Pahar is more like an amusement park. It is a mountain on which you can find a Lord Shiva Temple. Acoustics, music and lighting services bring the mythical tale of Devas and Asura very lively. This is good for family outings, picnics and natural beauty.
Baiju Temple (3 KM)
It is believed that Baiju or Baijnath Temple is dedicated to the man called Baiju who kept worshipping Jyotirlingam, after the death of Ravana.
Thus, the lingam came to be known by Baiju's name as Baidyanath. The story of Baiju giving rise to the name of Baidyanath is more prevalent as a Santhal tradition.
You can also offer here some rituals with the help of priests who demand fewer charges than priests of Baidyanath Jyotirlingam Temple.
Ashram in Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar
Ramakrishna Mission (5 KM)
Ramakrishna Mission is an Ashram dedicated to improve way of life through various services. It has a grand campus.
One can feel the vibrations of Swami Vivekananda in the serene atmosphere of Ramakrishna.
Rikhia Ashram (15 KM)
Rikhia name come from Rishi meaning sage. Rikhia Ashram is dedicated to Swami Satyanand Saraswati. Mostly this place is visited by foreign tourists.
The place has calm and serene environment and you can enjoy here Yoga and Meditation. Mostly this Ashram is visited by foreign tourists. This is a place for rejuvenation of mind and soul through ancient Yoga practices and assimilating ancient spiritual ways of life.
Harihar Jori (8 KM)
Harihar Jori is also called Harila Jori. The name is Harihar Jori because Ravana handed over Shiva Lingam to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu (Hari) is believed to be assimilated with Lord Shiva (Har). So, place is called Harihar Jori (translates to pairing of Vishnu and Shiva).
You can take bath in the stream of Harila Jori.
Tapovan Caves (10 KM)
Tapovan Caves are caves in which ancient sages used to do penance (Tapa). The name Tapovan translates to Forest of Penance. You can find here many caves, some of which house Shiva Lingam. One of the most famous is Taponath Mahadeva Cave.
You can click pictures of beautiful scenery of the place. Place is deeply associated with history and you can also find inscriptions of Pala Ruler Narayan Pala.
There is also a Kund in which you can take bath. This is calm and loved place for picnic.
Best things to do in Baidyanath Dham
Fairs and Festivals in Baidyanath Dham Temple
Temple attracts huge crowd during Shravani Mela . You can see all roads leading to Baidyanath Dam Temple turning saffrondue to huge crowd of Kanwariyas . People visit this Baidyanath Dham Temple on many other festivals associated with Lord Shiva like Maha Shivaratri, Haryali Teej, Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej, Kanvad Yatra and Naag Panchami .
People also arrive here once their desired wish is fulfilled to pay gratitude to Lord Shiva. There are other Hindu traditions on which people arrive here for ritualistic performance.