Holy Journey of Baba Basukinath Dham Temple

The importance of Baba Basukinath Dham is that there are lakhs of devotees come to Baba Basukinath Dham for holy darshan.

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 Baba Basukinath Dham 

  • Location
  • Famous
  • Jyotirlinga
  • Baidyanath Dham Shivling

History of Baba Basukinath Dham

  • Baba Basukinath Temple
  • Baba Baidyanath Dham Shivling
  • Who and how built the Basukinath Temple
  • Baba Basukinath Temple timings

How to reach Baba Basukinath Temple 

  • Nearest Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport
  • How to reach Baba Basukinath Temple

Rules for Pilgrims

  • Precautions for Pilgrim
  • Importance of Baba Basukinath Dham
  • FAQs

Baba Basukinath Dham

Baba Basukinath Temple is a very famous Temple in Dumka in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. The temple is located on Deoghar to Dumka route. The Temple is situated in Dumka district, about 42 km away from Baba Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar. Baba Basukinath temple is one of the oldest temples in Dumka. In the same compound of Basukinath Dham, small temples of various other god and goddess can found. It is believed that, if the Jal Abhishek ceremony is not done in the Basukinath temple, the worship of Baba Baidyanath Temple Deoghar remains incomplete. Through out the year thousands of Pilgrim from across India come to Deoghar and visit Baba Basukinath Temple for holy darshan. It is also a very holy place for the devotees. First the pilgrims worship Baba Baidyanath Temple, then worship Baba Basukinath Temple.

Location

Baba Basukinath Temple is a very famous Temple in Dumka in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. The Temple is situated in Dumka district, about 42 km away from Baba Baidyanath Dham and 25 km away from Dumka. it is situated in the Jarmundi block.

Located at a distance of 272 km from the capital Ranchi and 277 km from the nearest metro city Kolkata in West Bengal, Baba Basukinath Dham is an important religious tourist destination in Jharkhand.

Famous

Baba Basukinath Dham houses over 30 shrines withinthe complex and is also known as the Moniker Faujdari Dham or a criminal court where those seeking justice will not be disappointed.

Through out the year thousands of Pilgrim from across India come to Deoghar and visit Baba Basukinath Temple for holy darshan.

Jyotirlinga

A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam is a spiritual representation of Lord Shiva and it is believed that a Jyotirlinga is installed at every place where Lord Shiva made his presence on earth. Basukinath Dham Shivling.

Basukinath Dham Shivling

Each of the Jyotirlingas symbolizes a different manifestation of Lord Shiva.

History of Baba Basukinath Temple

Baba Basukinath Temple is a very famous Temple in Dumka in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. The temple is located on Deoghar to Dumka route and this is one of the oldest temple. The present structure is estimated to be around 150 years old.

Temple Structure

The Basukinath Dham temple is divided into three parts, the entrance, the central part and the main temple

Baba Basukinath Dham houses over 30 shrines withinthe complex and is also known as the Moniker Faujdari Dham or a criminal court where those seeking justice will not be disappointed.

Who and how built the Baidyanath temple

Pilgrims keep coming throughout the year to see Baba Basukinath Temple but in the month of Shravan, people come from many places to have a holy darshan

Baba Basukinath Temple Timings

The temple door opens at 4:00 in the morning and remains open till 3:30. After which the doors are closed. The gates are opened again for the devotees at 6:00 pm and are closed at 9:00 pm. However, during any special occasion, the temple remains open even after the closing hours.

How to Reach Baba Basukinath Temple

Nearest Railway Station:

  • Basukinath Railway Station – Basukinath Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Basukinath Temple located at a distance of 2 Km.
  • Dumka Railway Station – 24 Km 
  • Deoghar Railway Station – 44 Km

Nearest Airport:

  • The nearest airport to Baba Basukinath Dham is Deoghar Airport which is situated at a distance of 50 km
  • The nearest airport to Baba Basukinath Dham is Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi which is situated at a distance of 250 km.
  • Nearest International Airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport, Kolkata which is located at a distance of 271 Km.

Rules for Pilgrims

There are many rules for pilgrims in the month of Shravan. All the pilgrims coming in the month of Shravan must follow certain rules.

  1. Vegetarianism
  2. celibacy
  3. Truthfull
  4. Accuracy of speech and thought
  5. Alcohol and smoking should be avoided.
  6. Avoid using oils, soaps, shoes and leather items.
  7. Avoid planting Kanwar on the ground.
Note : Intoxicants, meat, alcohol and vengeful food are prohibited during the pilgrimage in the month of Shravan.  Apart from this, all the devotees wearing kanwar should not touch the kanwar without taking bath during the kanwar yatra and Shravani Mela.

Precautions for Pilgrims

  1. Always beware of pickpockets.
  2. Do not wear or keep any kind of precious jewelery (gold or diamond etc.) during the journey or in the temple premises.
  3. Do not believe the rumours at all.  Find out the right information.
  4. In case of theft or conflict, contact the nearest policy station.
  5. Don’t crowd unnecessarily.
  6. Maintain a queue while entering the temple hall
  7. Follow all the instructions given by the officials.
  8. Stay safe from a stampede by keeping yourself calm.
  9. Always Carefull

Importance of Baba Basukinath Dham

Basukinath temple is an important Hindu pilgrimage site.  It is one of the famous for the fair of Shravan, the fourth month according to the Hindu calendar system. It is one of the few places in India.

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FAQs on Shravani Mela

Q1.  When will Shravani Mela start in every Year ?

Ans : Shravani Mela will start with the beginning of “Saavan” on  July-August every year.  Lakhs of devotees are expected to have darshan.

Q2. What is the distance from Deoghar Railway Station to Basukinath Railway Station ?

Ans : The distance from Deoghar Railway Station to Basukinath Railway Station Deoghar is about 44 KM.

Q3. How many days Baba Baidyanath Dham and Baba Basukinath Dham Holy Journey is completed?

Ans :Baba Baidyanath Dham and Baba Basukinath Dham holy Journey complete between 4 to 6 days.

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