Basukinath Temple

BASUKINATH TEMPLE

After paying obeisance at Baidyanath Dham, pilgrims and kanwarias undertake an arduous trek to basukinath Dham in Dumka district, around 50 kms away, to offer prayers at the shiva temple here. The pilgrimage to Baidyanath Dham is considered complete only after offering prayers at Basukinath Dham, that is dedicated to Shiva. Basukinath Dham houses over 30 shrines within the complex, and is also known by the moniker faujdari dham, or a criminal court where those seeking justice will not be disappointed. The present structure is estimated to be around 150 years old and is said to have been built by Basaki Tatme, a tribal.

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