Deoghar District of Jharkhand State
|Co ordinates:||24.48°N 86.7°E|
|Area:||2,478.61 square kilometers|
|Total Population(Cencus 2011):||14,91,879|
|Climate:||Humid subtropical climate|
|Average Elevation:||247m (above sea level)|
Deoghar district is one of the twenty-four district of Jharkhand state and Deoghar town is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district was formed on 1st June 1983 by separating Deoghar sub-division of the erstwhile Santhal Pargana district.
Deoghar district is located at Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand State. Deoghar is main town of the Deoghar district and is also known as Temple City. Deoghar means ‘The House of the God’. The district is well known for Baidyanathdam Jyotirlinga shrine temple.
The Saawan Mela: Devotional enthusiasm at its best
Babadham is a very important place of Jharkhand State. It hosts the world’s longest period religious fair during Sawan Month. Saawan is fifth month of Hindu calendar. Usually it gets in July –August Month of Christian Calendar and it continues for whole lunar month of Saawan. Lakhs of the devotees throng the Baba Baidyanath Temple to offer the holy water of Ganga. Most of devotees first visit Sultanganj and where The Ganga flows to the North; devotees take a bath in The Ganga to make them purified and collect the water in their Kanwars and carry the Kanwars on their shoulders by walking on marathon 105KM to Baba Baidyanath Temple. During this holy journey they recite Bol Bam- Bol Bam on the Way. They usually walk and after being tiered they take rest for few moments and once again start to walk they are called Bol Bam Kanwarias but few out of them never take rest and keep continues to walk through whole journey, they are called Dak-Bam Kanwarias, some of the Dak-Bam Kanwarias’ unbelievably complete their journey in approx 24 hours. On other side many devotees show their devotion by sponsoring for the foods and fruits and other things in path that make The Kanwarias’ Journey quit easy.
On reaching Babadham Kanwarias takes once again bath in The Shiv-Ganga to purify them and then enter the Baba Baidyanath Temple, where Ganga’s Holy Water is offered to the Jyotirlingam. Besides the great shravan fair, Almost whole year Baba Baidyanath Temple remains under fair due to Basant Panchmi, Shivaratri, Bhadra Purnima etc.
Deoghar disctrict is divided in to two divisions “Deoghar” and “Madhupur”. Deoghar district consists of 10 Blocks. Total number of the Panchayats within these blocks are 194 and villages are 2665. The following are the list of the Blocks, Panchayats and Villages in Deoghar district:
According to the 2011 census Deoghar district has a population of 14,92,073. This gives it a ranking of 337th in India. The district has a population density of 602 inhabitants per square kilometer (1,560/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 28.02%. Deoghar has a sex ratio of 925 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 65%.
|District Total Population||1492073|
|District Head Quarter||Deoghar|
|District Administrative Division||Santhal Pargana division|
|Lok sabha constituencies||1.Dumka (shared with Dumka district) 2.Godda (share|
|District STD Code||06432|
|Vehical Registration Code||JH15|
|Govt. Official Website||http://www.deoghar.nic.in|