City : Deoghar
Location : Eastern India
Language : Maithili, Hindi

Know About Deoghar

Deoghar is the headquarters city of Deoghar District in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre, having in Vaidyanath Temple one of the twelve Shiva Jyothirlingams in India.

Deoghar is a Hindi word and the literal meaning of 'Deoghar' is abode ('ghar') of the Gods and Goddesses ('dev').


Deoghar is located at 24.48° N 86.7° E. It has an average elevation of 254 metres (833 feet).

Deoghar has a picturesque location. To the north of the town there is a wood called Data Jungle after a fakir; to the north-west is a low wooded hill called Nandan Pahar; and to the east about 10 miles away there is a low range of hills known as Tiur or Trikutaparvata. There are a number of small hills to the south-east, south and southwest. There are two rivulets Yamunajor and Dharua near the town. The countryside around Deoghar has an attractive set-up with undulations, water courses and small hills.

The climate is dry and congenial and Deoghar is still considered a health resort in spite of the great congestion particularly due to the temple of Vaidyanath (also spelled Baidyanath), as well as having the criminal and civil courts and a large number of Government establishments.

The nearest railway station is Baidyanathdham. Jasidih junction is about 7 km from Baidyanathdham railway station, which is on the main line of Howrah-Delhi route of Indian railway. It is about 224 km from Patna (capital of Bihar) and 322 km from Ranchi (capital of Jharkhand).

Deoghar is famous for the mela of Shrawan (a Hindu month). Each year between one and two million worshippers come with holy water from the Ganges at Sultangunj—almost 104 km from Deoghar—to present it to Shiva. An unbroken line of people in saffron-dyed clothes stretches over the full 104km for the month.


Navlakha TempleNandan Pahar - This is a small hill edging the town which hosts a famous Nandi Temple. It has been beautifully maintained by the local administration and speaks volume about the beauty of this place. This hill faces the famous Shiv temple on its one side and on the other side it has a beautiful lake luring the visitors.
Basukinath (43 km), where an attractive Shiva temple is located
Satsanga Ashram, a holy place for devotees of Shri Shri Thakur Anukulchandra.
Navalakha Mandir (2 km) where temples of Radha and Krishna stand majestically
Trikut (24 km), where several sages are reputed to have attained salvation. Now this is going to have Jharkhand's first ropeway.
Rama Krishna Mission(RK Mission) a boarding school run by monks of RK Mission.the campus is full of greanery and has 10 football field.
temple of RK Mission is very beautiful(posted By DR ABINASH)