Basukinath Dham

After paying obeisance at BaidyanathDham, pilgrims and kanwarias undertake an arduous trek to basukinathDham in Dumka district, around 50 kms away, to offer prayers at the shiva temple here. The pilgrimage to BaidyanathDham is considered complete only after offering prayers at BasukinathDham, that is dedicated to Shiva.

BasukinathDham houses over 30 shrines within the complex, and is also known by the moniker faujdaridham, or a criminal court where those seeking justice will not be disappointed. The present structure is estimated to be around 150 years old and is said to have been built by BasakiTatme, a tribal.