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Deogarh

Deoghar is located in the Deoghar District of Jharkhand, India. It is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage centre, with the Baidhyanath temple being one of the 12 Shiva Jyothirlingams in India and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India.

Its literal meaning is abode of God and Godess, also known as Baidhyanth Dham. The Dham along with Shrisailam, is one of the few places in India where the jyotirlinga and the shaktipeeth are together, lying next to each other. Each year between July and August (on the eve of the month of Shraavana) about 7 to 8 million devotees come from various parts of India bringing holy water from the Ganges at Sultanganj, which is almost 108 km from Deoghar, in order to offer it to Shiva. During that month, a line of people in saffron-dyed clothes are seen as a wave of humans, stretching over the full 108 km. It is the longest mela (fair/carnival) of the Asia.

There are other ashrams and temples worth visiting as well. The origin of the temple is unknown.

How To Reach

By Flight: The nearest airport is Ranchi, Gaya, Patna and Kolkata . Kolkata is the nearest International airport .

By Rail: The nearest railway station is Jasidih (10 kms) on Howarah - Patna - Delhi line.

By Road: By road Babadham (Deoghar) to Kolkata 373 kms, Giridih 112 kms, Patna 281 kms, Dumka 67 kms, Madhupur 57 kms, Shimultala 53 kms etc.

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