Shravani Mela starts in the month of July and ends in August. The importance of Baba Dham increases in the month of Shravan. During this, lakhs of devotees come to Baba Baidyanath Dham for holy darshan. It is the longest religious fair in the world.
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Shravani Mela Deoghar
Shravani Mela starts in the month of Sawan. In the month of Sawan in Baidyanath Nagri Deoghar, there is a crowd of Shiva devotees, the whole area is covered with Shiva devotees wearing saffron clothes. Devotees of Lord Bholenath come here on their journey to Kanwar by filling water from the Ganges flowing into the Ganges of Sultanganj in Bhagalpur, Bihar.
However, many devotees, who are physically unable to cover this distance on foot, also come directly to Baba Baidyanath temple to perform Jalabhishek by vehicles. Most of them first go to , which is 105 km from Baba Dham. The Ganges flows northwards at At this place the devotees collect Ganga water in their and from this place carry the holy Ganga water along with the on their shoulders. They walk 105 km. On the way, he recites Bol Bam – Bol Bam.
Kanwariyas first enter Shivaganga, and then enter the Baba Baidyanath temple, where Ganga water is offered to the Jyotirlingam. This pilgrimage lasts for 30 days during the entire Shravan month from July to August. It is the longest religious fair in the world.
Facilities for Pilgrims in Shravani Mela Deoghar
Free food and medicines are provided to the Kanwariyas round the clock in the camps during the Shravani Mela. Along with the government, private organizations also take an active part in the service of Kanwariyas. Throughout the journey route, you can find several wooden stands at regular intervals where pilgrims can rest their kanwars.
After reaching the Baidyanath Nagari, Deoghar, devotees get into a long waiting queue according to the number of pilgrims available for darshan. The temple management and district administration also provide fast darshanam facility on payment basis. Once the devotees complete the Jalabhishek at Baba Baidyanath Temple, they proceed to perform Jalabhishek at Baba Basukinath Temple which is in Dumka District, about 45 km from Baidyanath Nagari, Deoghar.
Rules for Pilgrims in Shravani Mela Deoghar
There are many rules for pilgrims in the month of Shravan. All the pilgrims coming in the month of Shravan must follow certain rules.
- Accuracy of speech and thought
- Alcohol and smoking should be avoided.
- Avoid using oils, soaps, shoes and leather items.
- 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 in Shravani Mela Deoghar
- Always beware of pickpockets.
- Do not wear or keep any kind of precious jewelery (gold or diamond etc.) during the journey or in the temple premises.
- Do not believe the rumours at all. Find out the right information.
- In case of theft or conflict, contact the nearest policy station.
- Don’t crowd unnecessarily.
- Maintain a queue while entering the temple hall
- Follow all the instructions given by the officials.
- Stay safe from a stampede by keeping yourself calm.
- Always Carefull
Importance of Baidyanath Nagri Deoghar
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.
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FAQs on Shravani Mela Deoghar
Q1. When will Shravani Mela Deoghar start in Year 2022?
Ans : This year’s Shravani Mela in Deoghar will start with the beginning of “Saavan” on 14th July 2022. Lakhs of devotees are expected to have darshan.
Q2. What is the distance from Sultanganj to Baidyanath Nagari Deoghar?
Ans : The distance from Sultanganj (Ajgaivinath) to Baidyanath Nagari Deoghar is about 105 KM.
Q3. How many days Kanwar Yatra Deoghar is completed?
Ans : Common Kanwar Yatris complete the Deoghar Kanwar Yatra in between 3 to 5 days. Dak Bam Shiva devotee completes this journey in one day.