Bhairavnath Temple – 48 KM From Bokaro This Temple Has A Pond Created By Lord Arjuna

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Jharkhand has an epic connection with the legends of Mahabharata and Ramayana. It is believed that Pandavas as well as Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Laxman spent some time of their exile in different parts of the state. Bhairav-Sthan is one such place having its connection with the Mahabharata.

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Location

Bhairavnath Dham also known as Bhairav-Sthan is located in Bhojudih, a small town in the Chandankiyari block of the Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

The place lies in the borders of the district of Bokaro and Dhanbad, about 48 KM from the Bokaro Steel City.

Bhairav dham

History

The place is not only known for its ancient temple but also for a pond, known as Pavitra Kund, located just near the temple. According to mythology, the Pandavas had spent some time here during their exile. It was then, Arjuna created the Pavitra Kund with his arrow when he felt thirsty and could not find any trace of water around.

pavitra kund

Ancient temple at Bhairavnath Dham is about 800 years old and the idols belong to the 12th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairava, a fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva. Along with the idol of Lord Bhairava, the Temple also has an idol of Goddess Durga.

Bhairavnath Temple

As stated by the locals, once a villager got a dream from Lord Bhairavnath telling him about his idol floating in the Izri river and instructing him to establish it near the Pavitra Kund.

Idol of Bhairavnath

The next day when the villagers went to the river, they were surprised to find the idol of Lord Bhairavnath. It was the villagers who established the idol and started worshipping it. Later when the King came to know about it, he constructed the temple.

Best Time To Visit

Bhairavnath Temple can be visited at any time of the year. However, thousands of devotees visit the place especially on Shivaratri, in the holy month of Shravan and during the Bhairavnath Mahotsav.

Durga Mandir

Bhairavnath Mahotsav

Bhairavnath Mahotsav is a three-day annual affair that takes place in Bhojudih in the month of April. It is an initiative by the Jharkhand Tourism along with state art, culture, sports, and youth affairs department to promote this place as a religious circuit.

Bhairavnath Mahotsav
Picture Credit: Ankush Kasera

Famous Bollywood icons are invited each year to perform during the festival. Some of the personalities that had performed in the past years are Udit Narayan, Kailash Kher, Himesh Reshammiya, and Sumedha Karmahe to name a few.

Weather

Bokaro enjoys a tropical climate. Summers begin in the month of March and prevails till the month of June with the temperature stretching between 35 to 49-degree centigrade. April and May are the hottest months.

Bhojudih

The rainy season commences in the month of July and continues till the month of August. The winter season ranges between November to February with the temperature dropping as low as 10 to 15 degrees centigrades. December and January are the coldest months.

Nearest City

The nearest city from Bhojudih is Dhanbad located at a distance of 29 KM and Bokaro located at a distance of 48 KM.

Bhairavnath Statue

Nearest Railway Station

The nearest Railway station is Bhojudih Junction (Station Code: BJE) located in the Adra-Netaji SC Bose Gomoh branch line in the Adra division.

Another nearest railway station that is well connected with the major cities is Dhanbad Junction (Station Code: DHN) located at a distance of 28 KM.

Nearest Airport

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi is the nearest domestic airport located at a distance of 156 KM and Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport, Kolkata located at a distance of 277 KM.

Bhairavsthan

How To Reach

By Train

Board a train to Bhojudih Junction or Dhanbad Junction. If you are getting down at Dhanbad, book a cab or take another train to Bhojudih. The temple is within a walking distance from the Bhojudih railway station. However, autos are also available.

List Of Train From Dhanbad To Bhojudih

Train NoTrain NameFromToDepartureArrivalDaysDuration
13301 Swarna Rekha (Subarnarekha) ExpressDHNBJE05:3507:20All Days1h 45m
68088 Dhanbad – Bankura MEMUDHNBJE13:4016:06W2h 26 m

By Air

If you are landing at Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi, you can book a train or a cab to Bhojudih.

List of Trains from Ranchi to Bhojudih

Train NoTrain NameFromToDepartureArrivalDaysDuration
18628 Ranchi – Howrah Intercity Express (via Adra)RNCBJE05:4509:20Su, M, Tu3h 55m

The International travelers landing at Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport, Kolkata can board another flight to Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi, and continue the journey to Bhojudih.

For those willing to take a train ride, can board a train from Howrah Junction to Bhojudih Junction.

List of Trains from Kolkata to Bhojudih

Train NoTrain NameFromToDepartureArrivalDaysDuration
12885 Aranyak ExpressHWHBJE07:4513:10M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa5h 25m
18627 Howrah – Ranchi Intercity Express (via Adra)HWHBJE12:5018:05Su, M, Tu5h 15m
15021 Shalimar – Gorakhpur Weekly ExpressSHMBJE20:2002:43Tu6h 23m
58013 Howrah – Bokaro Steel City Fast PassengerHWHBJE23:0506:45All Days7h 40m

By Road

Bhojudih is well connected with other cities by road. Here is a list showing the distance of Bhojudih from different cities.

Bokaro

  • 48.1 km via Raghunathpur – Chas Main Rd
  • 41.1 km via Chas – Talgaria Rd

Dhanbad

  • 29.5 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd

Ranchi

  • 153.6 km via NH320
  • 153.0 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • 173.6 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd

Jamshedpur

  • 130.7 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd
  • 146.9 km via Barabhum- Banduan- Bandi- Dimna Lake- Tata – Jamshedpur- Deoghar Rd
  • 170.3 km via SH 5

Kolkata

  • 278.4 km via NH19
  • 299.2 km via AH1
  • 265.6 km via SH 2

Where To Stay

The steel city Bokaro and the city of Dhanbad should be considered for a stay while visiting Bhojudih. Both the cities have luxurious as well as budget hotels and lodges.

Other Places To Visit In Bokaro

  • Tenughat Dam
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park
  • City Park
  • Garga Dam

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Monalisa Bose Roy

A travel blogger cum financial expert with a vision to encourage tourism in Eastern India. Bose was born and brought up in the steel city of Jamshedpur, located in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Being born in the Eastern region, Bose has visited a lot of lesser-known places in the region. By her writing, she tries to spread awareness about those undiscovered gems of Eastern India.

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