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Baidyanath in Deoghar

·  Summer: 16°C-36°C
·  Winter: 1°C-28°C
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-April

Opening Time: 04:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m. (Closed from 03:30 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.)
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

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Home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas (where Lord Shiva is worshipped as an endless pillar of divine light), Baidyanath is one of the top Hindu pilgrimage destinations of East India. Popularly known as Baidyanath Dham and Baba Dham, the temple complex consists of one main temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and 21 other temples dedicated to different deities. The temple holds significance from the legend of demon king Ravana who was a devout follower of Shiva.

The main temple is a stone pyramidal structure which houses the cylindrical shaped Shiva Lingam. Other highlights of the temple include Chandrakanta Mani (a jewel in the form of lotus) and Punchsula (five knives in the shape of trident). Visiting the temple during popular festivals can be an extraordinary experience.

One may also visit other nearby attractions like Nandan Pahar, Basukinath Shiva Temple, Taponath Mahadeva Temple, Shivaganga Pool, Maa Kali Shaktipeeth and Trikuth Parvat.

Road: Because of its location near the world-famous Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road), Baidyanath boasts of excellent road connectivity with places like Patna, Ranchi, Kolkata, Sultanganj and Dhanbad. State operated buses as well as rented taxis and cabs are the easiest modes to access the temple.

Railway: Baidyanath Dham Railway Station is located close to the temple. The railhead is connected to Jasidih Junction which is about 8 km. away and offers regular trains to and from Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, Varanasi and many other cities across India. Taxis and auto-rickshaws can be availed from Jasidih Junction to reach the temple.

Airway: The nearest airports are located at Ranchi (about 270 km. away) and Patna (about 256 km. away), each offering great air connectivity. One can easily book taxis and cabs from each of these airheads to reach the temple.