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The Jayadurga Shaktipeeth Baidyanath is located in Deoghar, Jharkhand. This Shakti Peeth is renowned as the most important Hindu pilgrimage place. According to legends, Mata Sati’s heart fell here, which is why it is also known as HridayPeeth and among the 51 shaktipeeth temples.

Mata Sati is known as ‘Jay Durga,’ and Baba Bhairavnath resided as Baidyanath here. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga stands behind Mata Sati. It is the first Shaktipeeth to house Mahadev as a Jyotirlinga. Lord Shiva burned Mata Sati’s heart here, where it had fallen, and this area is also known as Chitabhumi.

The story behind Jayadurga Shaktipeeth

The goddess of Dakshayani, Sati, Parvati, or Durga—Hinduism’s most important woman and most powerful deity—is referred to as Shakti. Durga Devi, Mahakali, and Gowri are the three main manifestations of Shakti, the power goddess. She is Adi Shakti’s avatar.

Sati was the Prajapati Daksha’s daughter, and she married Lord Shiva despite Her father’s wishes. Prajapati Daksha once put together a massive yagya, but he didn’t call his daughter and son-in-law. Sati was very saddened by Her father’s actions. When she got there, her father ignored the Sati and insulted her. She could not bear the insult to his husband (Lord Shiva) and she jumped into the fire of Yagya and committed suicide. She passed away, but her body didn’t burn. Lord Shiva had taken His Virabhadra Rupa out of rage. Daksha’s head was cut off by him, but in the end, He forgave him by bringing him back to life.

lord shiva with sati body

Lord Shiva, devastated, had taken Sati’s body and wandered the universe. Finally, Lord Vishnu used His Chakra to break Sati’s body into pieces. Each body part transformed into Shakti Pitha. The temple had emerged where the body part had fallen to the ground. In order to safeguard the Shakti Pitha, Lord Shiva created 51 Bhairava for each one.

Jayadurga Temple at Baidyanath is the place where Sati’s Heart had fallen. Here Sati is worshipped as Jai Durga and Lord Bhairav as Vaidyanath or Baidyanath.

History of Jayadurga Shaktipeeth

Since Adityasena Gupta, the last Gupta emperor, ruled in the 8th century AD, Baidyanath Dham has been famous.

The name Deoghar appears to be of recent origin, most likely dating from the construction of Lord Baidyanath’s huge temple. Although the builder’s name is unknown, significant elements of the temple’s front half are supposed to have been built in 1596 by Puran Mal, an ancestor of the Maharaja of Giddhour.

Jayadurga Shaktipeeth Baidyanath

The architecture of Jayadurga Shaktipeeth

Baidyanath Jayadurga Shakti Peeth, Jayadurga Temple, and Parvati Temple are other names for Jayadurga Shakti Peeth. The idol of Goddess Jayadurga is located just across from Baidyanath’s main temple, known as the Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple. Furthermore, both temples are linked by crimson threads from their tops, and it is stated that married couples who bind these two tops with silk would be blessed with a happy and wealthy married life.

Jayadurga Shaktipeeth Baidyanath

People offer flowers, milk, and bows on their heads in front of the idols of Goddess Durga and Goddess Parvati, who are kept on granite stages. It is a 72-foot-tall temple with simple white old construction. Several additional temples surround the temple.

Facts about Jayadurga Shaktipeeth

  • Jaydurga Baidyanath Shaktipeeth is also known as Baidyanath Dham locally.
  • Here Sati is worshipped as Jai Durga and Lord Bhairav as Vaidyanath or Baidyanath.
  • The Shakthi Peeth is popularly known as Baidyanath Dham or Baba Dham.
  • Since the heart of Sati fell here, the place is also called Hardapeetha.
  • Jayadurga Temple at Baidyanath is the place where Sati’s Heart had fallen
  • Within the campus, Jayadurga Shaktipeeth is present exactly opposite the main temple of Vaidyanath.
  • Shravan Mela takes place here every July-August.
  • On the jyotirlinga, devotees are permitted to perform Abhishek—anointing the linga with water—by themselves.
  • There is a belief that the couple who binds these two tops with the silk will have a happy family life with the blessings of Lord Shiva and Parvathi.
  • Baidyanath Shakti Peeth is not just a Shakti Peeth, but also, an auspicious place where a person gets relieved from the disease of leprosy.
  • Bad or negative thoughts are removed from a person’s brain. The individual gets spiritual growth. Hence, it is called Baidyanath.
  • Jai Durga Shakti Peeth is known as Chitabhumi. It is said that while lord Shiva was wandering in the universe with the body of Sati, the heart of Sat had fallen at this place.

Famous Festivals In Jayadurga Shaktipeeth

  • Durga Puja. (Winter) – Devotees celebrate Navaratri at this temple in the month of Ashwin (Sep-Oct).
  • Navaratri. (Summer) – They celebrate other Navaratri in the fortnight of the Chaitra (March-April). Every nine days they worship Navadurga (nine Durgas).
  • Diwali – Diwali is one of the most admired and auspicious festivals in the town.
  • Mahashivratri– A grand fair is organized at the temple during the occasion of Maha Shivratri.

How to Reach Jayadurga Shaktipeeth

Baidyanath Jayadurga Shakti Peeth is located in Deoghar in the state of Jharkhand.

By Air: The nearby Airport is Simra (Deoghar) Airport and it is about 8 km from the temple.

By Railway: Deoghar Junction is the nearby railway station and it is about 3 km from the temple. Also, Jasidih Junction is a major halt where most trains stop which is 5 km from the temple.

By Roadways: The roads of Jharkhand are easily connected to the other parts of the country.

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Phone: +91- 6432-232295Call Now
Website: https://babadham.org/Visit the site