Harihar Dham temple, commonly known as Harihar Dham located in Giridih, Jharkhand has the distinction of having the biggest Shivalinga in the world. 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. 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.
About The deity
The Shivalinga is the tallest in the world with a height of 65 feet. The Temple is spread over an area of 25 acre and is surrounded by a river. It took around 30 years to complete the construction of the huge Shivling. The temple that is said to be has taken over 30 years to built is a popular place for marriage for the Hindus.
Shravan Poornima to worship Lord Shiva.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 a Nag Panchami is celebrated. Owing to its religious importance Harihar Dham is also a popular place for marriage for people of the Hindu religion. Besides the architectural magnanimity, the temple has also been one of the most visited one by the Hindus.
How To Reach Giridih
Instead of Giridih you can a get flight to Ranchi Airport on regular basis. There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Giridih. Giridih does not have a bus stand. Nearest option is Dhanbad.
Harihar Dham Temple,
Bagodar, Giridih District,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Wedding boon
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.