Baiju Temple

There are three temples to the west of the Baba Baidyanath Temple complex in the main market of Deoghar. These are known as Baiju Temples.
The Baiju temples were constructed by the heir of main priests of Baba Baidyanath Temple. A Shiva Lingam has been installed in each temple.
As per the Hindu mythology a Bhil boy named Baiju was taught by Lord Vishnu about the worshipping. He was told to pour water on Shiva Lingam. He had no water pot. He filled his mouth with water and poured it upon the Shiva Lingam. Lord Shiva was so pleased with his simplicity that he appeared to him. The temple has been known by this boys name since that event.

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