Baidyanath Jayadurga Shakti Peeth is located in Deoghar, Jharkhand. This Shakti Peeth has its significance as a Hindu pilgrimage. The Legend behind this Shakti Peeth is that the heart of Mata Sati has fallen here and for this reason. It is also known as HridayPeeth. It is also called Vaidyanath Jayadurga Shakti Peeth.
The chief legend of Baidyanath Jayadurga relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva despite his wishes. Daksha arranged a great yajna but did not invite Sati and Shiva. Uninvited, Sati reached the yajna site, where Daksha ignored Sati as well as Shiva.
Sati was not able to withstand this insult. So, Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organized by her father King Daksh. When Lord Shiva was running around the planet carrying her body Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘Heart’ of Sati fell to this place. This place is also known as Chitabhumi because Lord Shiva cremated Mata Sati’s heart at the same place where it fell.
Baidyanath and Jayadurga are both Temples connected by the red threads from their top, and it is believed that if married couples bind these two tops with silk, they will be blessed with a happy married life.
Architecture and Idol
The idols of Goddess Durga and Goddess Parvati are present on the rock stage. People usually climb it up and offer flowers and milk to the goddesses. It is a 72-foot-tall temple with plain and white historical architecture. Several other temples even surround the temple. Many Tantriks worshiped Jayadurga and got her blessings. Here Jaganmata is worshiped in two forms. The first one is Tripura Sundari / Tripura Bhairavi and the second one is Chinnamasta. Tripura Sundari is worshiped with Ganesh as Rishi and Chinnamasta is worshiped with Ravanasura as Rishi.
- Shravani Mela
- Ashwayuja Navratri
- Maha Shivaratri
Temples near Baidyanath Jayadurga Temple
- Baba Basukinath Dham
- Trikut Parvat
- Naulakha Temple
- Baiju Temple
- Nandan Pahar, deoghar
- Tapovan Caves and Hills
How to Reach
- By Air: The nearby Airport is Simra (Deoghar) Airport and it is about 8 km from the temple.
- By Train: Deoghar Junction is the nearby railway station and it is about 3 km from the temple.
- By Road: The roads of Jharkhand are easily connected to the other parts of the country.
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