Jharkhand is the nest of few pilgrimage centres, which have great historical importance. Deoghar is one such place of reverence.Deoghar (the house of Gods) is a centre of peace and harmony that features many socio-cultural and industrial units. It is a popular health resort and an important Hindu pilgrimage. The ancient temple of Baba Baidyanath (kamana-linga) where one of the twelve jyotirlingasof India is enshrined. Deoghar is believed to be the place where Ravana carrying Lord Shivaon his way to Sri Lanka had stopped, betraying the conditions of a non-stop journey. Thisfailed him in his mission of taking the Lord to Lanka and the Lord remained rooted here. The place becomes known as BaidyanathDham after Lord Shiva, also known as BabaBaidyanath. Every monsoon (in the month of Shravan) countless devotees undertake arigorous 100 kms piligrimage on foot from Ajgaibinath (Sultanganj) to offer holy water toBaba Baidyanath. The pilgrimage is deemed complete with homage paid at Basukinath,almost 43 kms from Deoghar.
Within the precincts of the main temple, there are 12 other temples, dedicated to differentGods, including Lord Mahadeva.
During the month of Sawan; people from across the country come to offer ganga jal to the divine Shivaling.
Simra Deoghar International Airport is a public airport located at Deoghar, in the state of Jharkhand, India. The airport is spread over 654 acres.
The railway station is located in Baidyanath Dham at a distance of 7 Kms from Deoghar and is well connected with many major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Allahabad and Bhubaneswar etc.
Deoghar is directly connected by road to cities like Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi. regular buses ply from Deoghar to Bokaro, Dhanbad, Ranchi, jamshedpur etc.
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