Dumka, the pilgrimage city of Hindus in Jharkhand is renowned for temples. Situated at Saraiyahat Block, Baba Sumeshwarnath is a renowned religious place in the district. It is located at a distance of 60km from the main township. Devotees are seen thronging by the huge Shiva Temple at Baba Sumeshwarnath every day. On special occasions, the temple is visited by people from every corner of the district.
Mahashivaratri is a famous festival when people travel from various parts of the state in order to offer their prayer. Thousands of devotees also visit the temple during the month of Sravana. In Hindu mythology, this month is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Offering holy water from Ganges with chanting of prayer and hymns is a common scenario of Baba Sumeshwarnath.