Harihar Dham

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Harihar Dham
Harihar Dham
Harihar Dham
Harihar Dham is located in Jharkhand
Harihar Dham
Harihar Dham
Location in Jharkhand
Name
Other names Harihar Dham Mandir
Devanagari हरिहर धाम मंदिर
Geography
Coordinates 24°4′12″N 85°49′16″E / 24.07000°N 85.82111°E / 24.07000; 85.82111Coordinates: 24°4′12″N 85°49′16″E / 24.07000°N 85.82111°E / 24.07000; 85.82111
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Giridih
Locale Bagodar
Culture
Primary deity Shiva
Important festivals Maha Shivaratri
History and governance
Website giridih.nic.in/tourism.html

Harihar Dham temple, commonly known as Harihar Dham located in Giridih, Jharkhand has the distinction of having the biggest Shivalinga in the world.[1][2][3]

Location[edit]

Harihar Dham is located at 3 km from Grand Trunk Road at Bagodar 60 km South west of the Giridih district headquarters in the North Chotanagpur division of the state of Jharkhand, India.[4][5]

Giridih was earlier a part of Hazaribagh district, of former undivided Bihar state. Giridih was later made a separate district and a part of the state of Jharkhand.

Description[edit]

The Shivalinga is the tallest in the world with a height of 65 ft (20 m).[1] The Temple is spread over an area of 25 acres (10 ha) and is surrounded by river. It took around 30 years to complete the construction of the huge Shivling.[3][6] The temple is a major tourist spot and is visited by devotees from all over India every year on Shravan Poornima to worship Lord Shiva.[7][8] Shravan Poornima is the full moon night in the holy month of Shraavana. It is the month of festivals and pious rituals. On the fifth day of the bright half of the holy month of Shraavana the ritual of worshiping a cobra popularly known as Nag Panchami is celebrated. Owing to its religious importance Harihar Dham is also a popular place for marriage for people of the Hindu religion.

Aashram
Shiv Temple
Hanuman Temple

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External media
Images
Picture of Harihar Dham Shivalinga, from here retrieved 8.03.2012
Picture of Harihar Dham, from here retrieved 8.03.2012
Video
Video of Harihar Dham by Dept. of Tourism, Govt of Jharkhand
Video2 of Harihar Dham

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Giridih Tourism". Official Website of Giridih. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tourism survey in the State of Jharkhand" (PDF). Annual Final Report. Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Dr. B.R. Kishore, Dr. Shiv Sharma. India - A Travel Guide. Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. p. 301. ISBN 9788128400674. 
  4. ^ "Official website of the Giridih district". Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to Giridih: "The Land of Jain Piligrims"". jharkhaddarshan.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Harihar Dham". India9. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Giridih Land Of Hills and Hillocks". JharkhandTourism.in. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Giridih - A district in Jharkhand". Gloriousindia.com. 1972-12-06. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  9. ^ "Harihar Dham". India Video. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 

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