after long penance when Lord Shiva did not appear he made a Parthivlinga
and installed it. He dug a pit near it and lighted fire just beside it.
Accordingly to the Vedic scripture he performed worship of Shiva front of
the fire. He started cutting his heads one by one and offered it as
oblation to the Lord. Because of Shiva grace the moment he would cut his
head and offer it, it was come back to its original place. In this way he
offered his head 9 times. When he was about to offer his 10th head to the
God immediately Lord Shiva appeared and Said – O Ravana! I am pleased
with your devotion you ask me for a wish you desire.
asked for invincibility and tremendous might and power. Lord Shiva blessed
him accordingly. Ravana requested Lord Shiva to accompany him to Lanka. At
that time Shiva handed over to him a linga and warned Ravana that if you
keep this Lings anywhere on earth it shall fix itself to the ground and
shall remain there for eternity. He thanked Lord Shiva and holding the
linga carefully started of to the Lanka. Because of Lord Shiva’s Maya
Ravana felt like answering nature’s call, which was uncontrollable. He
gave the linga to a small boy standing beside and told him to hold it. The
small boy could not withstand the weight of the linga and he kept it on
the ground. No sooner he had done so the linga affixed itself strongly to
the ground for eternity. Despite all his efforts Ravana could not lift it
and in despair Ravana returned home. This Shiva linga itself is the
Jyotirlinga named Vaijnath.
How to reach ?
By Rail :Jasidih on the
Calcutta to Patna line is the nearest. It is well connected with trains
from different regions of India.
By Air : The
nearest airport is Patna, which is well connected to New Delhi and