Today we went to worship at the mighty “Baba Mandir” in Deoghar.
Deoghar also known as Baidyanath Dham is an important Hindu pilgrimage. It is one of the twelve jyotirlingas, and also one of the 51 shaktipeeths and is famous for the mela of Shrawan (5th month according to the Hindu calendar system. It is the only place in India where the jyotirlinga and the saktipeeth are together. They lay side by side. Each year between July and August (on the eve of the month of Shraavana) about 7 to 8 million devotees come from various part of India to offer holy water from the Ganges at Sultangunj; almost 108 km from Deoghar to present it to Shiva. An unbroken line of people in saffron-dyed clothes stretches over the full 108 km for the month.
More details of the place can be found here.
In the “Baba Mandir” premises, there are many temple of other deities of the hindu religion.
I have a few thoughts about many things…
The first one, starts from the creation of this world. “God Bramha” created this world. In the “Baba Mandir” premises there was a temple of “God Bramha”. When I saw the temple, the first thought that came to my mind was that we mortal humans have created a temple of “the one” who created everything.
The second one being the practice of “chadhavas” in the temples.. It should be left to the devotees.. Have many things to say.. Little time. Will bounce back for more!