The Jyotirlingas are the most important deities of Hinduism. They are considered as the most powerful form of God, who has the power to destroy all evil forces. The Jyotirlingas have been worshipped since ancient times.
There are 108 Jyotirlingas in India. These are the most sacred places for Hindus. Here we will discuss about the Jyotirlinga list.
12 Jyotirlinga temples
According to the Vedas and Puranas, Lord Shiva himself appeared in those 12 Jyotirlinga temples. Whose list is given below, it is said that by merely worshiping and chanting the names of these Jyotirlingas, all the sufferings of the devotees are removed and they get special grace.
Let’s know some special things related to these 12 Jyotirlinga temples…
12 Jyotirlinga Temples List with History, Timing and Poojas with Photos
1) Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple:-
This temple is located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state. The specialty of this temple is that it was broken about 17 times but still remains intact till date. Somnath Jyotirlinga is the first of the 12 Jyotirlinga.
Somnath Jyotirlinga – 12 Jyotirlinga
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Somnath temple of Gujarat is dedicated to Lord Shiva Shankar. It is located at Prabhas Patan, a short distance from the Veraval port of Gujarat.
It is said about this Jyotirlinga that the Shivling of Somnath was established by Chandra Dev.
Perspective of the Somnath Temple:
The height of Somnath temple is about 155 feet. The Kalash placed on the top of the temple weights about 10 tons and its flag is 27 feet high and 1 feet in circumference.
There is a huge open area around the temple. The entrance of the temple is artistic. The temple is divided into three parts. Statue of Vallabhbhai Patel, Rani Ahilyabai etc. are also establish outside the temple. Situated on the edge of the sea, this temple looks very beautiful.
Unsolved mystery of arrow(बाण) pillar
To the south of the temple is the arrow pillar by the sea, which is very ancient, the mention of the arrow pillar is found in history from about the 6th century, but no one knows when it was built, who did it and why.
Experts say that the arrow pillar is a guiding pillar, at the top of which an arrow (बाण) has been made. Whose face is towards the sea.
It is written on this arrow pillar, Asamudrant South Pole, unobstructed Jyotimarg(आसमुद्रांत दक्षिण ध्रुव, पर्यंत अबाधित ज्योतिमार्ग) this means that there is not a single obstacle or obstacle in the straight line from this point of the sea to the South Pole.
The simple meaning of this line is that if a straight line is drawn from that point of the Somnath temple to the South Pole, that is, to Antarctica, then not a single mountain or piece of land comes in the middle.
Now the biggest question is, did people even know in that period that where is the South Pole and the Earth is round? How would they have found out that there was no obstruction in the straightness of the arrowhead? It has remained a mystery till now.
17 times the temple was attacked
The history of Somnath temple tells that the temple was attacked a total of 17 times and each time the temple was renovated. But there is no effect of any period on the temple.
This Shivling was present even at the time of creation of the universe – 12 Jyotirlinga
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It is believed that this Shivling was present even at the time of creation of the universe, this temple has also been mentioned in Rigveda.
2) Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Lord Shiva Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling is located near Punyasalila Kshipra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. It is counted among the famous 12 Jyotirlinga of the country.
According to a story described in Shiv Purana, the Mahakaleshwar temple of Ujjain dates back to eight generations before Yogeshwar Shri Krishna’s guardian Nanda Baba. Mahakaleshwar is also considered as the lord of the earth.
This temple was rebuilt in the 11th century, but it was damaged 140 years later by the incursionist Iltutmish. It was renovated by Baba Ramchandra Shainavi.
It is believed that there is only one king of Ujjaini and he is Bhutbhavan Mahakaleshwar. This is the reason that since ancient times no king rests at night in Ujjain nor does he visit Mahakaleshwar like a king.
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is situated in a huge area around the temple, where there are small and big temples of many Gods and Goddesses.
Mahakal has also been considered of special importance from the point of view of astrology and tantra-mantra. Also in the sanctum sanctorum there are beautiful statue of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya.
The biggest attraction of Mahakal temple is Bhasma Aarti of Bholenath which is held from 4 AM to 6 AM in the morning.
Know the special festivals of Mahakaleshwar temple
Special Festivals of Mahakal Temple: Although there is a festive atmosphere throughout the year in Mahakal temple, but special festivals are organized here on special occasions.
On every Monday of the month of Shravan, a special ride of Rajadhiraj Mahakal comes out, when Mahakaleshwar visits the city and gives darshan to the residents.
On Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, the Harihara Milan ride means the Hari (Vishnu) and Har (Shiva). Special makeup of Lord Shiva is done during Shiva Navratri from Falgun Krishna Panchami or Shashthi to Mahashiv Ratri. There are special festivals on the day of Mahashivratri.
Mahakaleshwar Aarti Timings:
Bhasma aarti from 4 am to 6 am
Naivedya Aarti from 7.30 am to 8.15 am
Jalabhishek closed from 5 pm
Evening Aarti from 6.30 pm to 7 pm
Shayan Aarti at 10.30 pm
Other temples located around Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple:
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple has other such temples and idols, which are the center of faith of the devotees.
These include Lakshmi-Nrasimha Temple, Riddhi-Siddhi Ganesh, Vitthal Pandharinath Temple, Shri Ram Darbar Temple, Avantika Devi, Chandradityeshwar, Mangalnath, Annapurna Devi, Vachhayan Ganpati, Omkareshwar Mahadev, Nagchandreshwar Mahadev (once in a year the doors of the temple open only on the day of Nagpanchami),
Nagchandreshwar Statue, Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Sakshi Gopal, Sankatmochan Siddhadas Hanuman Temple, Swapneshwar Mahadev, Brihaspatiswara Mahadev, Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev, Maa Bhadrakali Temple, Navagraha Temple, Marutinandan Hanuman, Kotitirth Kund, Shriram Temple, Neelkantheshwar Mahadev, Govindeshwar Mahadev, Suryamukhi Hanuman , Lakshmipradata Modh Ganesh Temple, Swarnajaleshwar Mahadev, Shani Temple, Koteshwar Mahadev, Anadikalpeshwar Mahadev, Chandra-Adityeshwar Mahadev, Vriddhakaleshwar Mahadev, Saptarishi Temple, Shri Balvijay Mast Hanuman etc.
Which are the temples in Ujjain?
There are 84 temples in Ujjain, not one or two of Mahadev, but there are many Shiva temples, in which the faith of the devotees is vested. Apart from these, there are also ancient temples of 84 Mahadevs, in which worship is done especially in the month of Shravan-Bhadrapad. His greatness has been mentioned extensively in the Puranas.
The list of 84 Mahadev temples is as follows:
1) Shri Agastyeshwar Mahadev, 2) Shri Guheshwar Mahadev, 3) Shri Dhodeshwar Mahadev, 4) Shri Damrukeshwar Mahadev, 5) Shri Anadikalpeshwar Mahadev, 6) Shri Swarnajaleshwar Mahadev, 7) Shri Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev, 8) Shri Kapaleshwar Mahadev, 9) Shri Swargdwareshwar Mahadev, 10) Shri Karkotkeshwar Mahadev,
11) Shri Siddheshwar Mahadev, 12) Shri Lokpaleshwar Mahadev,
13) Shri Kameshwar Mahadev, 14) Shri Kutumbeshwar Mahadev, 15) Shri Indradyu Maneshwar Mahadev, 16) Shri Ishaneshwar Mahadev, 17) Shri Apsareshwar Mahadev, 18) Shri Kalkaleshwar Mahadev, 19) Shri Nagchandeshwar Mahadev, 20) Shri Pratihareshwar Mahadev,
21) Shri Kutumbkeshwar Mahadev, 22) Shri Karkateshwar Mahadev, 23) Shri Meghnadeshwar Mahadev, 24) Shri Mahalyeshwar Mahadev, 25) Shri Mukteshwar Mahadev, 26) Shri Someshwar Mahadev, 27) Shri Anrakeshwar Mahadev, 28) Shri Jateshwar Mahadev, 29) Shri Rameshwar Mahadev, 30) Shri Chyawaneshwar Mahadev,
31) Shri Khandeshwar Mahadev, 32) Shri Pattaneshwar Mahadev, 33) Shri Anandeshwar Mahadev, 34) Shri Kanthadeswar Mahadev, 35) Shri Indreshwar Mahadev , 36) Shri Markandeshwar Mahadev, 37) Shri Shiveshwar Mahadev, 38) Shri Kusumeshwar Mahadev, 39) Shri Akrureshwar Mahadev, 40) Shri Kundeshwar Mahadev,
41) Shri Lumpeshwar Mahadev, 42) Shri Gangeshwar Mahadev, 43) Shri Angareshwar Mahadev, 44) Shri Uttareshwar Mahadev , 45) Shri Trilochaneshwar Mahadev, 46) Shri Vireshwar Mahadev, 47) Shri Nupureshwar Mahadev, 48) Shri Abhyeshwar Mahadev, 49) Shri Prithukeshwar Mahadev, 50) Shri Sthavareshwar Mahadev,
51) Shri Shooleshwar Mahadev, 52) Shri Onka on Reeshwar Mahadev, 53) Shri Vishweshwar Mahadev 54) Shri Kanteshwar Mahadev, 55) Shri Singheshwar Mahadev, 56) Shri Revanteshwar Mahadev, 57) Shri Ghanteswar Mahadev, 58) Shri Prayageshwar Mahadev, 59) Shri Siddheshwar Mahadev, 60) Shri Matangeshwar Mahadev,
61) Shri Saubhageshwar Mahadev, 62) Shri Rupeshwar Mahadev, 63) Shri Dhanu: Sahastreshwar Mahadev, 64) Shri Pashupateshwar Mahadev, 65) Shri Bramheshwar Mahadev, 66) Shri Jalpeshwar Mahadev, 67) Shri Kedareshwar Mahadev, 68) Shri Pishmukteshwar Mahadev, 69) Shri Sangameshwar Mahadev, 70) Shri Durgheshwar Mahadev,
71) Shri Praya Geeshwar Mahadev, 72) Shri Chandradityeshwar Mahadev, 73) Shri Karbheshwar Mahadev, 74) Shri Rajasthaleshwar Mahadev, 75) Shri Badleshwar Mahadev, 76) Shri Aruneshwar Mahadev, 77) Shri Pushpadanteshwar Mahadev, 78) Shri Avimukteshwar Mahadev, 79) Shri Hanumantkeshwar Mahadev, 80) Shri Swapneshwar Mahadev,
81) Shri Pingleeshwar Mahadev, 82) Shri Kayavarohneshwar Mahadev, 83) Shri Bilveshwar Mahadev, 84) Shri Dudureshwar Mahadev
Panchkroshi devotees visit these temples. Panchkroshi Yatra is a 108 km trek for five days in Ujjain. Thousands of devotees coming from far and wide make this journey on foot. During this journey all the devotees visit these 84 Mahadev temples.
How To Reach Ujjain :
• Nearest airport to reach Ujjain is Devi Ahilya Airport of Indore, which is about 60 kms away from Ujjain.
• Ujjain is also easily accessible through road and train
3) Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple
Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple is in the city of Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh. ShaktiPeeth and Jyotirlinga are together in this temple. People have been coming here for pilgrimage for centuries. Srisailam hill is considered a very holi place.
Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple in Andhra Pradesh, popularly known as Kailash in South India, is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples in India. This Jyotirlinga is situated on the banks of Krishna river on a mountain named Srisailam.
Srisailam mountain is amidst dense forests of Kurnool district. Lord Shiva is seated on the top of this mountain in the form of Shri Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga.
The Jyotirlinga located in the Mallikarjuna temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and out of these 12 Jyotirlinga, Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is considered to be the third Jyotirlinga.
Here Lord Shiva is worshiped as Mallikarjuna. While Mallika means name of Goddess Parvati, Arjun is called Lord Shankar. According to the beliefs, all the wishes of every devotee who comes here are fulfilled.
Goddess Parvati is worshiped in the form of Bhramamba in the temple. The walls of the temple are made of 152 meters (49.9 ft) and 8.5 meters (28 ft) with a height of 600 ft. There are many wonderful statues on the walls, which are considered to be the center of attraction of the people.
In Skanda Purana there is a chapter named Shree Shail Kanda. The description of the temple is found in it. This shows the antiquity of this temple.
The way to reach the temple Jyotirlinga passes through dense forests, about 40 km inside. Due to the passage through dense forests, entry into the forest area is prohibited after 6 pm and its gates are opened again only after 6 am. After crossing this forest path, a few kilometers later, there is Shail Dam. There is a crowd of tourists and visitors to see this dam.
The doors of the temple are open from 4:30 am to 3:30 pm, after that from 4:30 pm to 10 pm.
6 in the morning and 5:30 in the evening
6:30 am to 3:30 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm
4) ShriOmkareshwar Jyotirlinga temple
Out of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shankar, we have been giving information about the fourth Jyotirlinga, which is Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.
It is situated at a place called Mandhata or Shivpuri in the middle of Narmada river in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. This ShriOmkareshwar Jyotirlinga is present in two forms.
One is known as Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga and the other is known as Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.
Mamleshwar is situated on the south bank of Narmada, a little away from Omkareshwar. There is also a story behind the establishment of this Jyotirlinga which we are describing here.
How Omkareshwar-Jyotirlinga was established:
Once Narayana devotee sage Narad Muni Giriraj reached the Vindhya mountain while roaming around. There he was received with great respect.
Vindhyachal said that he is full of all virtues. Also said that he has no shortage of anything. They have all kinds of wealth. The arrogance in them was clearly visible. In this sense Vindhyachal stood in front of Narad ji. Shri Narad ji is also called the destroyer of ego.
In such a situation, he thought of destroying the ego of Vindhyachal. Narad ji told Vindhyachal that he had everything. But you know about Mount Meru which is much higher than you.
The peaks of that mountain have become so high that they have reached the realms of the gods. I think your summit will never reach there.
Saying this way Narad ji moved from there. Hearing his words, Vindhyachal was very sad. In this regret Vidhyachal decided that he would worship Shiva. He made Shivlinga of clay and he started doing severe penance of Lord Shiva. He worshiped Shiva for many months.
Shiva was pleased with her penance and appeared to her. Shiva asked Vidhyanchal to ask for a blessing. He told Lord Shiva that if you are pleased with my penance, then give me the desired wisdom to accomplish the task. Shiva fulfilled the blessing sought by Vindhyaparvat.
At the same time the gods and some sages also reached there. All of them requested that the Jyotirlinga located there should be divided into two forms.
On his request, the Jyotirlinga was divided into two forms, one of which became famous as Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and the other as Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga.
5) KedarNath Jyotirlinga Temple
It is the fifth Jyotirlinga out of 12 Jyotirlingas. The name of this Jyotirlinga is Kedarnath Jyotirlinga.
Kedarnath Temple is located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state of India. Kedarnath Temple in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains in Uttarakhand is one of the Char Dham and Panch Kedar along with being included in the twelve Jyotirlingas.
Due to the unfavorable climate here, this temple opens only between April to November. It is said about this temple made of stone made of Katyuri style that it was built by Janmejaya of Pandava dynasty.
The Swayambhu Shivling situated here is very ancient. Adi Shankaracharya got this temple renovated. Kedarnath was the most affected area due to flash floods and landslides in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh during June 2013.
The walls of the temple collapsed and were washed away in the flood. The main part of this historic temple and the centuries-old dome were preserved but the entrance of the temple and its surrounding area were completely destroyed.
Specialties of Kedarnath Temple
It is the largest Shiva temple in Uttarakhand, which is built by joining huge boulders of cut stones. These boulders are brown in colour. The temple is built on a platform about 6 feet high.
Its sanctum sanctorum is ancient, which is believed to be around the 8th century. Kedarnath temple is 85 feet high, 187 feet long and 80 feet wide. Its walls are 12 feet thick and are made of very strong stones.
There is also a story behind its establishment which we are describing here.
So let’s read the story of the establishment of Kedarnath Jyotirlinga:
There is a story of Panchkedar about this Jyotirlinga. According to this legend, after the Pandavas were victorious in the war of Mahabharata, they wanted to get rid of sin by killing their brothers.
For this he needed the blessings of Lord Shankar. The Pandavas traveled towards Kashi to see Shiva Shankar. But Shankar ji did not meet him. After this the Pandavas reached the Himalayas looking for them.
But Lord Shankar did not want to give darshan to the Pandavas. In such a situation, he finally settled in Kedar. But the Pandavas also followed Shankar to Kedar. Because they were all firm in mind.
After the arrival of the Pandavas, Lord Shankar took the form of a bull and joined the rest of the animals. The Pandavas got some doubt on this. So Bhima assumed his gigantic form.
Then he spread his feet between two mountains. All the cows and bulls came out from under them but Shiva was not ready to come out from under them in the form of a bull.
Still, he pounced on the bull with full force, but the bull i.e. Shiva Shankar started meditating in the land. Then Bhima grabbed the triangle part of the bull’s back.
Lord Shankar was very pleased with this because devotion and determination was clearly visible in the Pandavas. After this Shiva appeared to the Pandavas and freed them from sin.
Since then Shankar ji is worshiped in Shri Kedarnath in the form of the body of the bull’s back.
How to reach
The nearest railway station is Rishikesh. Apart from this, Kedarnath can also be reached here by coming to Dehradun, Haridwar and Kotdwar.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport here.
After reaching Rishikesh from Delhi, buses are available for Gaurikund from here also. Gaurikund is the place from where the road to Kedarnath ends and the trek to the temple begins.
6) Shri Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga
Among the 12 Jyotirlinga , the temple of Kashi Vishwanath is the most beloved of Lord Shiva.
Vishwanath Jyotirlinga is located in the religious city Kashi. It is said that Lord Shiva left the Himalayas.
The place was made a permanent residence. It is believed that even the doomsday has no effect on the city of religion. Kashi is situated on the banks of river Ganges.
The temple of Kashi Vishwanath is the most beloved of Lord Shiva.
Shri Kashi Vishwanath – 12 Jyotirlinga
It is said for Banaras that it is seated on the trident of Lord Shiva.
Story of Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga
There is an interesting story about Kashi Vishwanath. Once a debate broke out between Lord Vishnu and Brahma as to who is more powerful. To mediate this debate, Lord Shiva took the form of a huge Jyotirlinga.
Shiva asked Lord Vishnu and Brahma to find the source and height of the huge Jyotirlinga. Brahma ji, sitting on his swan, went to the sky to find out the height and Vishnu ji took the form of a pig and started digging inside the earth, so that its depth could be known.
Both could not ascertain its depth and height even for many ages. Defeated, Lord Vishnu bowed before Shiva, but Brahma ji lied that he had found out its height. Angered by this lie, Shiva cursed him and said that you will not be worshiped, so the temples of Brahma ji are not available.
7 ) Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga
Bhimashankar occupies the 7th place among the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shankar. This Jyotirlinga is situated on the Sahyadri mountain, about 110 km from Pune in Maharashtra.
The Shivling located in this temple is worshiped in the form of God. The Shivling located in this temple is very big and thick, due to which this temple is also known as Moteshwar Mahadev.
Bhimashanka Jyotirlinga – 12 Jyotirlinga
Image source: trawell.inThe Bhima river flows near this temple, which merges with the Krishna river. This temple is situated at an altitude of 3,250 feet.
Wishes of Shiva devotees are fulfilled
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is a proven place. Whoever comes here with his prayer sincerely. His wish is fulfilled. Lord Shiva is also pleased by taking the name of this Jyotirlinga in the month of Sawan.
8 ) Shri Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga
Shri Trimbakeshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Shiva. It is situated on the banks of river Gautami, 35 km from Nashik city in Maharashtra.
Inside the temple, there are three small Shivlings in a small pit, which are dedicated to the gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
there are three small Shivlings- Trimbaleshwar Jyotirlinga
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are considered symbols. The biggest feature of Trimbakeshwar is that all three Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are enshrined in this Jyotirlinga. This temple is made of black stones, the temple is very beautiful to see.
It is said that it is very popular to feed green fodder to the cow here. The journey from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar Temple is 35 kms. Before entering this temple, travelers take a bath in the Kushavart Kund. Here the palanquin of Lord Trimbakeshwar is taken out on every Monday.
Shri Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga – 12 Jyotirlinga
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The carvings of the temple are very beautiful. This palanquin is taken to the cusp of the palanquin and then brought back from there.
In this region a river named Ahilya joins the Godavari. It is said that the couple wish to have children at this confluence place. One can see the beauty around the temple.
In Sri Trimbakeshwar temple, arrangements are made for the pundits for Abhishek and Mahabhishek.
If you want to go inside the temple without queuing, then for this you have to pay fifteen rupees per person. After this, you can get Lord Trimbakeshwar anointed in the temple with full rituals.
How to reach Trimbakeshwar Temple
Nashik is reached to go to Trimbakeshwar, which is connected to every region of India by rail and road. Aurangabad and Purna airports are nearby for going by air.
Trimbakeshwar village is very close to Nashik. Nashik is well connected to the entire country by rail, road and air. You can reach Nashik and take a bus, auto or taxi from there to Trimbakeshwar.
Every year devotees keep coming here. After visiting Trimbakeshwar Temple you can visit Shirdi, Bhimashankar Shiva Temple, Ellora, Elephanta caves
9) Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temples
One of the 12 Jyotirlinga of India is Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is situated at a distance of 25 km from Dwarkapuri on the outskirts of Gujarat state.
Amazing glory of this Jyotirlinga has been mentioned in the scriptures. According to religious scriptures, Lord Shiva is known as the god of serpents. The full meaning of Nageshwar is Lord of serpents. Nageshwar is also another name of Lord Shiva.
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The Indian legend of the vision of this holy Jyotirlinga has been told a great glory in the Puranas. It is believed that the devotee who sits in this temple with devotion and listens to the story of greatness, his sins are washed away.
Apart from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, two other Shivlings by the name of Nageshwar are also discussed in the texts. Nageshwar Jyotirling of Dwarkapuri is famous all over the world in the form of Jyotirlinga.
In the premises of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga of Dwarkapuri, there is a very beautiful statue of Lord Shiva in meditation posture, due to which the temple is visible from a distance of three kilometers.
This idol is 125 feet high and 25 feet wide. The main gate is simple but beautiful. There is an auditorium in the temple, where there are small shops of worship materials.
The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple opens at five in the morning with aarti while the temple opens for the general public at six in the morning.
From early morning onwards, various types of poojas and abhishekas are performed by the priests of the temple. Shringar Darshan is performed for the devotees at four in the evening, after which the entry into the sanctum sanctorum is closed.
The aarti takes place at seven in the evening and the temple closes at nine in the night. During festivals, these temples are opened for a long time.
How to reach
Buses run regularly from Jamnagar and Rajkot in Gujarat to Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Dham. You can also reach Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple by train.
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is situated in the middle of Okha and Dwarka. Regular trains run from Ahmedabad to Okha. You can get down at Dwarka Railway Station.
If you want to reach Dwarka by air then Jamnagar is the nearest airport at a distance of 145 kms. From here you can take other means of transport.
10) Baidnath Jyotirlinga Temple
Deoghar is a major pilgrimage place, it is under Santhal Pargana of Jharkhand state. Baidnath Temple is located in this city, which is one of the 12 Shiva Jyotirlinga.
There are many tourist attractions in Deoghar: Naulakha Temple, Basukinath, Baiju Temple and Maa Sheetla Temple. Deoghar is well connected to other major cities of the country by air, road and rail.
The nearest domestic airport is Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Airport, Patna, located 274 kms from Deoghar. Patna has daily flights to many cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ranchi, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Goa and Visakhapatnam.
7 KM from Railway Station Deoghar. Baidyanath Dham is located at a distance of 2 kms and it is well connected to many big cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Varanasi and Bhubaneshwar. The main station here is Jasidih, which is 7 kilometers from Deoghar.
Deoghar is 16 kms from Sarwa, 36 kms from Sarath, 41 kms from Jarmundi, 52 kms from Chandmari, 132 kms from Dhanbad, 148 kms from Koderma, 278 kms.
Connected through Jharkhand State Road Transport Corporation Limited, West Bengal State Road Transport Corporation Limited and some private travel services.
11) Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga
This is the place where Lord Rama made his camp against King Ravana. The city is one of the Char Dhams of India and that is why it is considered one of the most sacred places in the country.
This city also holds its own spiritual importance, where tourists can visit the spiritual place, besides visiting the sightseeing places.
A perfect blend of beautiful architecture and spiritual significance, Rameshwaram Temple, also known as the Ramanathaswamy Temple of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
This temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples in India, which is not only considered to be spiritually attractive, but the Rameshwaram temple is also architecturally very attractive.
According to ancient legends, there used to be 112 ponds in the temple complex, today which only 12 are left.
12) Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga
Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples in India. It is also described in Shiva Purana. Here Lord Shiva himself appeared and gave life to the dead son of his devotee. Along with this, he was also given a boon to be seated here in a manifest form.
Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga is in Maharashtra
It is situated in the village of Verul, about 11 km from Daulatabad station, 100 km from Manmad in Maharashtra. The world famous Ellora caves are also located nearby.
The temple was rebuilt in the 16th century by Maloji Raje Bhonsabho, the grandfather of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Later this temple was renovated by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar.
Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga is also there in Shivad of Rajasthan
Shivling in Shivad of Rajasthan is also considered as Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga. According to the devotees, the Ghumeshwar Jyotirlinga of Maharashtra is not original, the original Jyotirlinga is established in Shivad in the state of Rajasthan.
To confirm this, he cites the facts given in Shiv Purana. According to him, the Devgiri mountain which is described in Shiv Purana is not in Maharashtra.
The pond mentioned in the Purana is still near the temple of Shiva by the name of Shivalaya. Where many Shivlings were found during an excavation (which according to the legend Ghushma used to flow into the lake after worship) while Maharashtra No Shivling was found in the pool near the Ghumeshwar temple.
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