Basukinath is the Second most famous Temple in and around Deoghar. It is located en-route from Deoghar to Dumka. It is said that Basukinath temple is the court of Baba Bhole Nath. At Basukinath Dham, Shiv and parvati temple are just in-front of each other. In the evening when gates of both the temples are opened then the devotees are suggested to move away from in-front of the gates as there is a belief that Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati meet each other at this time. Basukinath is one of the most ancient temples. There are many other small temples of different Gods and Goddesses also in the same compound.
Shravani Mela at Basukinath
Basukinath is also famous for Shravani mela during July and August every year. Many devotees visit the place from various parts of India and offer holy water of Ganges to the deity collected from Sultangunj, Bhagalpur district in Bihar, which is almost 135 km from Basukinath. An unbroken line of people in saffron-dyed clothes stretches over the path between Bhagalpur and Basukinath is seen during the fair.
How to reach Basukinath ?
Basukinath lies on the Deoghar – Dumka State highway and is located around 25 km northwest of Dumka.
Basukinath Railway Station is located on Jasidih-Dumka New Railway line.
Things to do
- Offer Ganga Water and Prayers
- Visit Trikut Pahar nearby
- Watch Elephant Procession (during Shivaratri)
Photos of Basukinath
Hotels near Basukinath
Restaurants near Basukinath
Marwari Basa at Sodani Bhavan (Rate Rs 50 per Thali)