Baidyanath Dham - What is the belief here & Temple timings

About the temple

Baidyanath Jayadurga Shakti Peeth is located in Deoghar, Jharkhand. This Shakti Peeth has its significance as a Hindu pilgrimage. The mythology behind this Shakti Peeth is that the heart of Mata Sati has fallen here, and for this reason, it is also known as HridayPeeth. Mata Sati is worshipped in the form of 'Jay Durga,' and Baba Bhairavnath has dwelled here as Baidyanath. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga is alongside Mata Sati. It is the first Shaktipeeth where Mahadev is also there in the form of Jyotirlinga. This place is also known as Chitabhumi because Lord Shiva cremated Mata Sati's heart at the same place where it fell. Jayadurga Shakti Peeth is also famous as Baidyanath Jayadurga Shakti Peeth, Jayadurga Temple, Parvati temple. The idol of Goddess Jayadurga is placed opposite to the main temple of Baidyanath, which is famous as Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple. Moreover, both the temples are connected by the red threads from their top, and it is said to be that if the married couples bind these two tops with silk, they will be blessed with a happy and prosperous married life.

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There is an interesting story from history based on religious literature on how Shakti Peethas were created. Once King Daksha Prajapati organized a Yajna, inviting all the deities except Lord Shiva. Hearing the Yajna at the father's house, Sati expressed her desire to go. Lord Shiva did not agree at first but permitted her to go on request. When she heard the disrespect of the husband from the father's mouth, She jumped into the Yajna. Shiva reached there as soon as he heard the news. Enraged, Shiva started doing Tandava (the dance of destruction) with Sati's dead body on his shoulder. Then Lord Vishnu cut off the part of Sati's dead body from his Sudarshan Chakra into 51 parts. The place where these parts fell is called Shakti Peetha. The heart of Mata Sati fell in Deoghar, and Jayadurga is in the form of Shakti. The power of this Shakti Peeth is Bhairava.

Architecture of the temple

The idols of Goddess Durga and Goddess Parvati are kept on the rock stages, and people offer flowers, milk, and bows on their heads in front of the deities' idols. It is a 72 feet tall temple with white and plain ancient architecture. Various other temples even surround the temple.

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Customs and Rituals of the temple

Looking at the religious aspects and traditions, there are many such traditions associated with this temple, which are regularly performed. The tradition of Kancha Jal has been going on since ancient times. The word Kancha is also used in Bengali and Maithili, because till 1920, the language here was Bangla. When the temple's septum opens in the morning, the Bel Patra, sandalwood flowers offered last night are removed. After that, Kancha Jal is offered by the local pilgrims priest's family. At the core of this temple is the primacy of Tantrik addresses. This place is discussed in Tantrik texts. Many Tantriks worship and please Jaydurduga to fulfill their wishes and take blessings. The importance of Kali and Mahakal in Deoghar is also discussed in the Patalkhanda of Padma Purana.

Temple Timings

06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Note: Timings can be extended during special occasions and festivals. 


Shankar Rd, Shivganga Muhalla, Deoghar, Jharkhand- 814112

Also Read: The legend of Baidyanath Jyotirlinga

Way to reach

There are three ways to reach the temple, which are railways, airways, and roadways.


Baidyanathdham and Deoghar Junction railway station are the two nearest railways stations.


Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Airport, Simra, Deoghar is the nearest airport. From where taxis and rickshaws are easily accessible to take you to the temple


The roads of Jharkhand are easily connected to the other parts of the country.


Majorly celebrated festivals are Shravani Mela, Ashwayuja Navratri, Maha Shivaratri.

Best time to visit

As there is no perfect time to visit the temple, one can visit anytime throughout the year. However, the best time to visit the temple and nearby attractions between October to March due to the pleasant climate conditions of state Jharkhand.

Other attractions to see around

  • Baba Basukinath Dham
  • Trikut Parvat
  • Naulakha Temple
  • Baiju Temple
  • Nandan Pahar, deoghar
  • Tapovan Caves and Hills
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