Deoghar is the headquarters city of Deoghar District in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre, having in Baidyanath Temple- one of the twelve Shiva Jyothirlingams and also one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India.
Deoghar has a picturesque location. To the north of the town, there is a wood called Baba Jungle named after a fakir; to the north-west is a low wooded hill called Nandan Pahar and to the east about 10 miles away, there is a low range of hills known as Trikuti or Trikuta Parvata. There are a number of small hills to the south-east, south and southwest. There are two rivulets Yamunajor and Dharua near the town. The countryside around Deoghar has an attractive set-up with undulations, water courses and small hills.
Other places of interest in and around Deoghar are Basukinath-a famous Shiva Temple, Rama Krishna Mission- a boarding school run by monks of Rama Krishna Mission and Koiridih-a historical place.