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).
What is jyotirlinga ? Worship of shivalinga is considered the prime worship for the devotees of Lord shiva. Worship of all other forms is considered secondary. The significance of the shivalinga is that It is the resplendent light (flame) form of the Supreme - solidified to make the worship of It easier. It represents the [...]