Basukinath Temple, Deoghar

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Basukinath is a city and a notified area in Dumka district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
Basukinath is located in Dumka District of Jharkhand. It lies on the Deoghar – Dumka state highway and is around 25 km northwest of Dumka. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Basukinath Temple is the main attraction here.It is situated on Jasidih Dumka New Railway line and Basukinath Railway Station is the nearest railheads. Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport. It is situated at Jarmundi Block on Dumka Deoghar State Highway at a distance of 24 km from the District Headquarters Dumka. In a year lacs and lacs people from different parts of country come here to worship Lord Shiva. In the month of Shravan people of several country also come here to worship Lord Shiva.It was the part under handwa state before independence of india whose last queen was rani Sonabati,it is written on plate on the top of the gate passes from temple to sacred pond (shivganga).There is a well inside sacred pond and shiv ling (sacred shiv stone ) is present which can be clearly seen during cleanning of pond in every few year.something is still unknown about the secret well inside pond about its origin,there is some inscription on stone inside well but it is in the form of ruined. For more details, kindly follow :http://www.bababasukinath.com
Indian census, Basukinath had a population of 14,119, males constituting 52% of the population and females 48%. Basukinath has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 62% of the males and 38% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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  • It is said and followed by many , in fact, all that to complete the darshan one has to visit here. Very good place and gives the feeling of completion. No crowd only you and your Mahadev.  more »
  • Location is around 50 kms from Deoghar. Services of pandas are available but not essential. Temple is popular among local people and therefore remains crowded.  more »
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