Situated just 10 km from Deoghar is the temple of Shiva which is the centre of attraction for many pilgrims. This temple is well known as the Taponath Mahadeva. The temple which is located on a hill is also famous for a number of caves. In one of the caves one can find a Shiva lingam that was said to be installed by sage Valmiki, who is said to have undergone deep penance when he visited the place. It is also said that Sri Balananda Brahmachari obtained Siddhi or enlightenment here. Another source of attraction is the small cemented pond called the Shakta Kund believed to have been used by Goddess Sita to bath, is also popular for the tourists when visiting this place. This pond is located at the foot hills of the Tapobhumi.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
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.