Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple

Important information

  • Location:  Deoghar, Shivganga Muhalla, Jharkhand, 814112
  • Festivals: Shivratri Mela For Other Festival Details Click here
  • Main Deity: Lord Shiv
  • Languages: English & Hindi
  • Darshan Timings: 04:00 AM to 03:30 PM And 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Best Season To Visit: All
  • How To Reach

Baidyanath Dham is located in Deoghar in Jharkhand, India. It is the most sacred abode of Shiva. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The temple complex comprises the main temple and 21 other temples. The Vaidyanath temple is also known as ‘Devghar’. The Jyoti Ling located in the Vaidyanath temple is from the 12 JyotiLinga of Lord Shiva and is considered Vaidyanath as the ninth Jyotirlingas. It is believed that all the wishes of those who come here are fulfilled. therefore, this Jyotirling is also called ‘Kamna Linga’. Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga is also Description in Maha Shivpuran, which {identifies|determines} the place of Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, according to which the Bedenham is in ‘Chidhabhoomi’, which is the name of Devghar.


According to the history of Baba Baidyanath Dham, myth and legend represent a fascinating story behind the structure of the Dham. Throughout the Treta Yuga according to Shiva Purana, Ravana, the devil king desired to have Lord Shiva’s residence in his capital permanently to make it safe from intrusions.
He practiced meditation every day to please the Lord. The Lord found it outstanding and asked him to bring his lingam to Lanka however with one condition that the journey from Mt.Kailash to Lanka should not stop in between.
And if so happened then wherever the lingam fell it will live permanently. The Gods fearing that this would make Ravana invincible acted against this strategy. It was after numerous difficulties and preparations that Lord Vishnu deceived Ravana and brought the Lingam back to Earth where it sat completely. Therefore the 12 jyotirlingas story began and each had one unique legend behind its blessing.


The significance of Baba Baidyanath Dham is that the main temple is beyond historical dates. Devotees have visited it since the age of Rama, the king of Ayodhya. The top includes 3 rising-shaped gold vessels that are compactly set, which were given by Maharaja of Gidhaur, Raja Puran Singh.

  • In these pitcher-shaped vessels, there is a ‘PUNCHSULA’ (Five knives in a Trident shape), which is unusual.
  • The lingam is of a round form about 5 inches in diameter and projects about 4 inches from the centre of a huge piece of basalt.
  • Devotees also strongly believe that Shiva very first turned himself into a Jyotirlinga on the night of the Aridra Nakshatra, therefore the unique reverence for the Jyotirlinga.
  • The jyotirlinga is the supreme partless reality, out of which Shiva partly appears. The jyotirlinga shrines thus are locations where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light.

Legend Of Jyotirlingas

  • According to the Shiva Purana, Brahma and Vishnu had an argument in terms of the supremacy of creation. In order to resolve the dispute, Shiva decided to pierce the 3 worlds as a countless pillar of light. Both Vishnu and Brahma started downwards and upwards respectively to discover the end of the light. Brahma lied that he had discovered the end while Vishnu accepted that he could not and accepted defeat. Shiva cursed Brahma and as punishment for lying to him, Brahma would not be part of any ceremonies while Vishnu would always be worshipped.
  • The jyotirlinga is the supreme partless reality, out of which Shiva partly appears. The jyothirlinga temples, hence are locations where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. Each of the twelve jyothirlinga sites takes the name of the presiding deity– each believed to be a various manifestation of Shiva. At all these sites, the main image is the jyotirlingam representing the infinite nature of Shiva.

12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva in India

  1. Somnath Jyotirlinga Gir Somnath in Gujarat
  2. Somnath Jyotirlinga Gir Somnath in Gujarat
  3. Nageshwar Jyotirling – Daarukavanam in Gujarat
  4. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga – Pune in Maharashtra
  5. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling – Nashik in Maharashtra
  6. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga – Aurangabad in Maharashtra
  7. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga – Deoghar in Jharkhand
  8. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga – Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh
  9. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga – Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh
  10. Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga – Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
  11. Kedarnath Jyotirling – Kedarnath in Uttarakhand
  12. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga – Rameshwaram Island in Tamil Nadu
  13. Mallikarjuna Jyotirling – Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh


  • Mahashivratri
  • Sharabani Mela

Other Place Near Temple

  • Mahabodhi Temple
  • Vishnupad Temple
  • Patan Devi Temple
  • Mahavir Mandir

How To Reach

By Road –  This area connects well by road to cities like Kolkata, Patna, and Ranchi. The Main Bus Stand in Deoghar is located 1km from the Tower Chowk, the unofficial Center of Deoghar Town.

By Train – Baidyanath Dham Railway Station (BDME) is a nearby railway Station And it is nearly 7 km from Baidyanath Temple.

By Air –  Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport is a nearby Airport and it is located around 272 km away from Temple.

Temple Timings

Temple Darshan Timing

04:00 AM to 03:30 PM 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Temple Aarti Timing

Morning04:00 AM
Afternoon12:00 PM
Evening07:00 PM

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