Posted on: 1 October 2013

Priests conducting worship inside the Baijnath temple, Deogarh - 1870

Watercolour drawing depicting Vaishnava and Shaivite priests conducting worship inside the Baijnath (Vaidyanath) temple at Deogarh, Bihar by Siva Lal (c.1820-80) working in the Patna style, part of the Archer Collection, c. 1870. Inscribed on front in nagari characters: 'baijnathji.'

The Vaidyanath temple is one of the 12 Jyortirlingas of India and is a temple dedicated to Shiva, located at Deogarh in the Santal Parganas region of Bihar. The temple is situated in a spacious courtyard that is surrounded by stone walls. There are 22 other temples within the same complex. The Baijnath or Vaidyanath temple faces east and its history is surrounded in myth as it is believed that Vishnu conned Ravana into placing the Jyortirlinga in this spot instead of carrying it to Lanka, where its presence would make Ravana invincible.

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Rare Book Society of India some texts says Vadiynath is in Maharastra in parli village !!!!!

There is Vaidyanath jyotirlinga in Deoghar, Bihar. I had been there several times. the other name of this particular place is Vaidyanathdham. the myth of Ravan and this Linga is very interesting!

Parliyam Vednatham___is in Maharastra !!!!

Thanks for the nice and informative post!

There is a strong debate, but Parli Baidyanath has been accepted as true copy of Baidyanath (Jharkhand). Look for the meaning of parli ...

Thanks - keep going