Since, time immemorial, the tales of Hindu mythology have mesmerized innumerable souls, not only in India but all across the globe. Amongst the innumerable Hindu deities, the rebellion Lord Shiva, who is revered to be one of the most robust and glorious epitome of strength also happens to be the chief divinity in the temple in Baidyanath Dham.
The shrine consecrated to Lord Shiva in Baidyanath Dham stands at a staggering 72 feet from the ground and is dowered with a pyramid shaped tower. The verandah that had been constructed in the northern facet of the Temple at Baidyanath Dham serves to be the venues where the ‘lingam’ or the image of Lord Shiva is bathed with an invigorating blend of milk and water. The lingam is actually a humongous slab of basalt, roughly cylindrical in structure with 5 inch diameter.
The shrine is endowed with the presence of large bells that are supposed to be rung by the devotees in order to display their respect and gratitude to the God. The legend behind the Baidyanath Dham in Jharkhand narrates that after Ravana’s demise, the lingam lay unattended until Baiju’s gaze fell upon it and it gained recognition as Baiju’s God or ‘Baidyanath’.
There are eleven miscellaneous temples beleaguering the main shrine of Baidyanath Dham of Jharkhand. The shape of the main temple is, however, reminiscent of a gorgeous lotus.
You can easily reach the place via Deogarh. Passenger laden buses provide regular services to Deogarh. The closest Railway station is however, Jasidhi that lies at a distance of 10 kilometers from Baidyanath Dham at Jharkhand.