Lord Shiva famous 12 Jyotirlinga in India

There are many religious places in India, where the famous ancient temple is located. In those places, God appeared in his different incarnations and god built temples of Lord there. Among them is the famous 12 Jyotirling of India dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the Puranas, in places where Lord Shiva was manifested, today in the famous places, Lord Shiva's 12 Shivlings are worshipped as Jyotirlinga. It is believed that Lord Shiva resides in these places. It is believed that the person who remembers these 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, the sins done by him are destroyed. In these 12 jyotirlingas, Lord Shiva is worshipped with different names, which is present in different places of India.

1. Somnath Jyotirlinga - Gujarat

India's first Jyotirlinga Somnath temple is located in Gujarat. This famous temple is in the Saurashtra region. It is said that this Shivling was established by Lord Chandradeva when Chandradeva was cursed by Daksha Prajapati to be Tuberculosis, then Chandradeva came to this place and got austerity and got rid of this curse.


2. Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga - Andhra Pradesh

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is located on the banks of the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh on the Srisailam mountain range. This temple of Lord Shiva is also called Kailash of the South. It is believed that where it is Jyotirlinga, worshipping Lord Shiva on that mountain receives virtuous fruits similar to Ashwamedh Yagna. It is said that from the darshan of here, the person gets rid of all the sins committed by him.


3. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga - Madhya Pradesh

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is situated on the banks of the river Kshipra in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. This Jyotirlinga is the only Southface Jyotirling of India. This temple is believed to be one of the seven salvation places by the Hindus, where all the sins committed by human beings get salvation, and they get salvation. The worship of Mahakaleshwar is especially done to avoid the crisis that has come upon the person.


4. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga - Madhya Pradesh

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is situated on the island of Mandhata or Shivpuri between the river Narmada in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. Narmada river flows in the shape of the Om around the hill. Jyotirlinga is in the shape of the Om in this temple, due to which it is known as Omkareshwar. This famous temple is situated near the city of Indore.


5. Kedarnath Jyotirlinga - Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Jyotirlinga is located in the Himalayan region of Garhwal in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath Temple is counted in 12 Jyotirlingas of India and in Char Dhams of Uttarakhand. This temple of Kedar Baba is built by adding huge Shila blocks of stone. The history of Kedarnath temple is associated with Pandavas. When Pandavas killed his cousin Kurus during the war of Mahabharata, they wanted to get rid of this sin. To get rid of this sin, he reached to Kashi to receive blessings from Lord Shiva, but Lord Shiva was angry with them and did not want to bless them. That is why Lord Shiva settled in Kedar after being interdependent. Therefore, Lord Shiva reached Kedar from Kashi, while following him Pandav also reached Kedar. Then Lord Shiva took the form of a bull and started going within the land. Then Bhima grabbed the backside of the bull. Lord Shiva was pleased to see the devotion of Pandavas, the determination and free them from sin by blessing them. Since then, in Kedarnath is worshipped as the shape-shivalinga of the backside of the bull of Lord Shiva.

6. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga - Maharashtra

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is in Maharashtra, which is located on the mountain named Sahyadri of Puna district. This Jyotirlinga is also known as named of Moteshwar Mahadev. This temple is surrounded by beautiful dense forests. It is believed that the devotee who darshan this temple with a true heart, all his sins are destroyed and he gets salvation.

7. Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga - Uttar Pradesh

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga is located in Kashi of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. This temple is several thousand years old. This temple is a special place in Hinduism. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated on the banks of the holy Ganges river. It is believed that the person who goes to darshan this temple after bathing in the holy Ganges, all his sins are destroyed and he gets salvation. Kashi Vishwanath has special significance in all religious places.

8. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga - Maharashtra

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is situated on the banks of river Godavari in Nasik district of Maharashtra. This temple has been constructed with big black stones. It is considered to be the origin place of Godavari river near this temple, also called Ganga of the South. Trimbakeshwar is one of Lord Shiva's many names. It is believed that the person who darshan the temple of Trimbakeshwar, he gets salvation.

9. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga - Jharkhand

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga is located in Deoghar district of Jharkhand. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga is the ninth place in the calculation of 12 Jyotirlingas of India. Baidyanath Temple is a Siddhpith. It is believed that every motive sought in this temple must be fulfilled. According to the Puranas, this is the place where Ravana had worshipped Lord Shiva and offering his 9 heads to please Lord Shiva.

10. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga - Gujarat

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is situated in the Dwarka place of Gujarat. This temple is situated on an island in the outskirts of Dwarka. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is also known as named of Nagnath Temple. Nageshwar means "God of serpents". Lord Shiva is considered the God of serpents. It is believed that the darshan here only man becomes free from sin.

11. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga - Tamil Nadu

Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga is located in Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga is also known as Setubandh Rameshwar. Rameshwaram Temple is counted in the Char Dhams of India. It is believed that this Jyotirlinga was established by Lord Shri Ram itself. When Lord Shri Ram and his monkey army were going for Ravana to war, to invade Lanka, the sea was in the middle, on which their monkey army started constructing a bridge on the sea, meanwhile, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva at this place and established a Shivaling. That is why this Jyotirlinga was named Rameshwaram after the name of Lord Rama.

12. Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga - Maharashtra

Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga is situated in Maharashtra in a short distance from Daulatabad near Aurangabad. Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga is also known as Ghushmeshwar. The Ghrishneshwar Temple is located near the famous caves of Ellora. Ahilyabai Holkar built this temple. Devotees come from far and wide to darshan this temple and attain spiritual peace of mind. This is the last Jyotirlinga of 12 Jyotirlingas of India.



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