Baidyanath Nagri, Deoghar is one of the most scared abodes of Lord Shiva and also known as Baidyanath Dham and Baba Dham. Baba Baidyanath dham is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. Baba Baidyanath Temple is the prime attraction in Deoghar. Gathbandhan Puja is symbolized within the temple complex by a Red Ribbon being tied atop Baba Baidyanath Temple.
The importance of Baidyanath dham among all 12 Jyotirlinga sites is due to it also on of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India.
Gathbandhan Puja Deoghar
Baidyanath Nagri, Deoghar, also known as “Baidyanath Dham” and “Baba Dham“, is located in the state of Jharkhand, India. Due to the location of Baidyanath Jyotirling in the city of Baidyanath, the place got its name Deoghar, where Baba Baidyanath Shiva in the form of Jyotirlinga, and Shakti Swarupini Mata Parvati, resides in the middle of the Baidyanath temple, in the Shakti Peeth.
Baidyanath Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India and is considered to be the holiest abode of Lord Shiva. Baba Baidyanath Temple of Deoghar is very famous. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple is also a Shakti Peeth, where the heart of Mother Sati fell, due to which it is also known as Hriday Peeth. It is said that all the wishes of those who come here are fulfilled. That is why this linga is also called “Kamna Linga”.
Baba Baidyanath Dham, has a very special significance in terms of Hindu Matrimony. This Gathbandhan is symbolized within the temple complex by a Red Ribbon being tied atop Baba Baidyanath Temple connecting it to Maa Parwati Temple. It is believed that offering this Gathbandhan, a couple is blessed with a happy and blissful married life by Maa Parwati and Lord Shiva.
Baidyanath Nagri Deoghar is an important Hindu pilgrimage site. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, and is famous for the fair of Shravan, the fourth month according to the Hindu calendar system. It is one of the few places in India where Jyotirlinga and Shaktipeeth are situated next to each other.
The major feature of this temple is that it has ‘Panchshul’ on its top, not Trishul, which is considered as a protective shield. It is believed that Lord Shiva is pleased with the mere sight of Panchshul.
There is ‘Trishul’ at the top of all the Jyotirpeeth temples, but Panchshul is installed in the temple of Baba Baidyanath. It is believed that due to the safety shield provided by Panchshul, this temple has not been affected by any natural disaster till date.
There are 22 temples insight the temple complex. Like Baba Baidyanath Temple, Maa Kali Temple, Maa Annapurna Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Neel Kanth Temple, Maa Parvati Temple, Maa Jagat Jananai Temple, Ganesh Temple, Brahma Temple, Maa Sandhya Temple, Kal Bhairav Temple, Hanuman Temple, Manasa Temple, Maa Saraswati Temple, Surya Narayan Temple, Maa Bagla Temple, Narvadeshwara Temple, Shri Ram Temple, Maa Ganga Temple, Anand Bhairav Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple. Maa Tara Temple. There are 3 other sacred places insight the temple complex. Like Chandrakupa well, Neel Chakra, Tulsi Chaura..
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