Baidyanath Jyotirling

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Baidyanath jyotirling is in Bihar is one of the 12 jyotirlings in the country. It is 281 kms from Patna or take a train to Baidya Dham (Deoghar) station. U see temple Sabhagraha entrance.

Left is Baba Baidyanath and right is Parvati temple.

Baidyanath Dham temple entrance. Like others the temple faces the East from where the sun rises. It is believed that sincere worship of this jyotirling by a person relieves the person of all worries and miseries in life.

It is also said that by worshipping in the shrine a person attains Moksha and all types of happiness. As a tradition, devotees carry Kanwar''s on their shoulders and complete their travel here U see flowers outside the temple.

A view of the trishuls on top of temple. To read more about temple tradition click here

The temple complex consist of 22 temples. A view of the temple complex from the top. The Chandrakoopa well, near the main entrance is said to have been built and consecrated with water from several thirthams by Ravana.

Another view of the many temples.

Devotees with milk and water in the Jyotirling.

Name board of a local pandit. Like in most temples there are Pandas who help you with the ritualistic aspects of temple visit.

Vaidyanath is also considered to be one of the 52 Shakti Pitha shrines of Sati. It is believed that the heart of Sati fell here, when her half burnt body being carried by Shiva at the end of Daksha''s yagna was chopped to pieces by Vishnu''s discus.

My in laws in a shubh shakari - vegetarian restaurent at Baidyanath.

Due to the large number of devotees who visit temples areas close by have number of shops that sell local goods and street foot. This shop selling bangles, artifical jewellery.

Shop making pedas.

Another pedas shop - pedas seem to be quite popular at Baidyanath. Remember to visit Sivaganga Lake close by.

Invitation to satisy your taste buds.

Another shop that sells thread which devotees tie on their wrists. Due to piligramages, yatras people travel around and see the country. They spend money and contribute to local economy of the region that they visit.