One of the most ancient pilgrim locations for the Hindus in India, Deoghar has a mix culture of religion and myth. The word ‘Deoghar’ translates for ‘The abode of Gods’.
PLACES TO VISIT IN DEOGHAR
Baidyanath Dham: One out of the twelve numbers of Jyotirlingas in India is present in this archaic temple of Baba Baidyanath. Hundreds and hundreds of devotees come here during the ‘shrawan’ month.
Ram Krishna Mission Vidyapith: In the year 1922, the construction of the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith took place. Several of the brother followers of Swami Vivekananda came to visit this place.
Nandan Pahar: A much renowned temple called the Nandi Temple is present on this small hill. The maintenance of this place is looked after by the local administrative body.
Trikut: This place is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Deoghar. This place is renowned because of the Hill Temples. The right façade of the hill contains the Goddess Parvati temple. It is a small temple.
Satsang Ashram: For the people, who are the disciples of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra, this ashram named Satsang is one of the most sacred place.
Navlakha Temple: One should definitely visit the fantastic temple of Radha-Krishna for its spectacularly designed architecture. Rani Charushila, who was the follower of Balanand Brahmachari, constructed this temple.
Tapovan: The main attraction of this place is the Shiva Temple. Many pilgrims come here to visit this place. The name of this temple is Taponath Mahadeva. One can see numerous caves, which are found in these hills.
Rikhia Ashram: The village named Rikhia in the district of Deoghar contains the Rikhia Yogashram. This place has been established by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
Basukinath: An appealing temple of Shiva is present here.
Kundeshwari: The distance between this place and the Chandi Hills is a mere 1 Kilometer. The temples of Navagraha are present here. One can see the statues of Lord Shiva & Mother Parvati, Ganesh & Lakshmi – Narayan. The Late Ramapada Bandopadhyay constructed this place.
Pagla Baba Ashram: The distance between the Tower Chowk and the Pagla Baba Ashram is a mere 8 Kms. The Late Lilananda Thakur, who is known as the Pagla Baba, constructed this place. Figures of Radha and Krishna are present here.
Hathi Pahar or Mahadevatari: Hathipahar is a small hill structure, which is situated in the east direction of Deoghar. This small hill like structure takes the form of an elephant from some distance away; thus the name Hathipahar came into being. A constantly flowing stream is located nearby.
Tara Peeth: This place is a renowned Shakti peeth located close to Deoghar. An idol of the Goddess Kali was worshipped by a yogi named Bamakhepa.
Mansarovar: Raja Man Singh built this place. In the west direction of the Shivaganga, this place is situated.
Harila Jori (Harihar Jori): The presence of Shiva Temple has made this location famous. This place is located in the northern portion of Deoghar. Achintan Das built this temple. There were presences of large numbers of Haritaki Trees here during the archaic time period.
Devasangha Math: Narendra Nath Brahmachary established the Dev Sangha Math in Deoghar. Many followers are there. A figure of the Goddess Durga in the Bengali style is present in the temple of Nava Durga in Devsangha Math. One can also find the pictures of Krishna, Annapurna and Maheshwara in here. In the year 1955, the construction of this temple took place.
Three Important Fairs: There are three numbers of famous fair hosted in this place. In the month of January, the mela named Shri Panchmi is hosted here, in the month of March the mela named Shivaratri mela is held and in the month of September, the mela named Bhadra Purnima is hosted here.
HOW TO REACH DEOGHAR
By Air: The closest air terminal is located in Patna.
By Rail: The closest railway station is located in Jasidih, which is set at a distance of 8 Kms from Deoghar.
By Road: One can reach Deoghar via buses, taxis and private cars.