Jyotir Lingas

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Jyotir Lingas are believed to be a representation of Lord Shiva. There are totally 12 such Jyotir Lingas located across India. They are located at the following places; 2 in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, 2 in Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, 3 in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu. Lord Shiva is known by different names in these places. They are as follows; Somnath in Gujarat, Nageshwara in Dwarka(Gujarat), Mallikarjuna in Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh), Mahakaleswar in Ujjain (Madhta Pradesh), Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, Bhimashankar in Pune (Maharashtra), Tryambakeshwar in Nashik (Maharashtra), Grishneshwar inAurangabad (Maharashtra), Vishwanath in Varanasi/Kashi (Uttar Pradesh), Baidyanath  in Jharkhand and Rameshwar in Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu).

SRI MAHAKALESHWAR (mahakal) in Ujjain

avantikAyAM vihitAvatAraM muktipradAnAya cha sajjanAnAm | akAlamRityoH pariraxaNArthaM vande mahAkAlamahAsuresham || Ujjain On the banks of river Kshipra, the city of Ujjain exists in Madhya Pradesh. It is also known as Indrapuri Amaravati, and Avantika. Because of the number of golden towers of several temples, this town is also known as “Swarna Sringa.” One of [...]

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SriSailam – SRI MALLIKARJUNA

shrIshailashRiNge vibudhAtisaNge tulAdrituNge.api mudA vasantam | tamarjunaM mallikapUrvamekaM namAmi saMsArasamudrasetum || “Jaya Mallikarjuna! Jai Mallikarjuna” Srisailam is located in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. This whole area is full of forests of Kadali, Bilva trees, mountain ranges and Patalaganga (Krishnaveni river). All of them echo from these joyous voices of devotees. History of Srisailam When [...]

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Somnath (SOMANATH) Temple in Saurashtra, Gujarat

saurAShTradeshe vishade.atiramye jyotirmayaM chandrakalAvataMsam | bhaktipradAnAya kRipAvatIrNaM taM somanAthaM sharaNaM prapadye || “Jay Somanath! Jay Somanath”! Somnath, the first in the twelve jyothirlingas, is located at the Viraval port - Prabhas Pattan in Saurashtra - Gujarat. Anceint Glory of Somnath Temple Known as prabhAsa kshetra, Somnath occupied a much esteemed place in the Hindu holy [...]

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