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12 Jyotirlinga

2014-12-20 19:58:24, comments: 0
12 Jyotirlinga
Somnath, Prabhas Patan, Saurashtra, Gujarat.
Somnath isthe first amongst the holy shrines and traditionally, the Dwadash Jyotirlinga pilgrimage begins with the Somnath Temple. It is the prime abode of Lord Shiva and is considered to be holiest of all the Jyotirlingas. The temple was destroyed and re-built sixteen times, is held in reverence throughout India and is rich in legend, tradition, and history. It is located at Prabhas Patan (Somnath - Veraval) in Saurashtra in Gujarat.
Mallikārjuna, Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh.
Mallikārjuna,also called Śrīśaila, is located on a mountain on the river Krishna.Srisailam, in Kurnool District in Andhra Pradesh enshrines Mallikarjuna in an ancienttemple that isarchitecturally andsculpturally rich.It is one place where Shakti peeta and Jyotirlingam are together. Adi Shankara composed his Sivananda Lahiri here.
Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Mahakal,Ujjain (or Avanti) in Madhya Pradesh.
It is home to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple. The Lingam at Mahakal is believed to be Swayambhu, the only one of the 12 Jyotirlingams to be so. It is also the only one facing south and also the temple to have a Shree Yantra perched upside down at the ceiling of the Garbhagriha (where the Shiv Lingam sits).It is one place where Shakti peeta and Jyotirlingam are together
Omkareshwar, Island in the Narmada River, Omkareshwar,Madhya Pradesh
Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh on an island in the Narmada River is home to a Jyotirlinga shrine and the Mamaleshwar temple.
Kedarnathin Uttarakhand is the northernmost of the Jyotirlingas. Kedarnath, nestled in the snow-clad Himalayas, is an ancient shrine, rich in legendand tradition. It is accessible only by foot, and only for six months a year.
Bhimashankar, Maharashtra
Bhimashankar is very much debated. There is a Bhimashankara temple near Pune(pictured) in Maharastra, which was referred to as Daakini country, but Kashipur in Uttarakhand was also referred to as Daakini country in ancient days and a Bhimashkar Temple known as Shree Moteshwar Mahadev ispresent there. Another Bhimashankar is in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra. The Bhimashankar temple[9] near Guwahati, Assam is the jyotirlinga according to Sivapuran.According to "LINGA PURAN", Bhimasankar temple in Bhimpur near Gunupur of Rayagada district in SouthOrissa is also believed as Bhimasankar Jyotirlinga, which is situated at the western part of the holy Mahendragiri mountains and at the river bank of Mahendratanaya(which is also believed as the Daakini area by many historian), was excavated in the year 1974, having quadrangular Shakti around the Linga and decorated by a Upavita as per the puran.
Kashi Vishwanath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is home to the Vishwanath Jyotirlinga shrine, which is perhaps the most sacred of Hindu shrines.
Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra
Trimbakeshwar Temple, near Nasik in Maharashtra, is a Jyotirlinga shrine associated with the origin of the Godavari river.
Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Deoghar, Jharkhand
VaidyanathJyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. The location of Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga is disputed.
Parli Vaijnath Temple, Maharashtra
Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga temple is very much debated. There is a Baidyanathtemple also called Baba dham and Baidyanath dham is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand.Another Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga temple is in Parli, Maharashtra (as per above picture of “Location of 12 Jyotirlinga Temples”. ParliAccording to Twelve Jyotirlinga sanskrit sloka (द्वादशं ज्योतिर्लिंग़ स्तोत्रम्) mentioned above "परल्यां वैद्यनाथं" Vaidyanath in Paralya (Meaning: Vaidyanath residing in Parli).
Baijnath temple, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh
While another temple at Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh also claims to be the jyotilinga mentioned in shloka.
Nageshvara Jyotirlinga, Gujarat
Thereare dispute regarding Nagnath Jyotirlinga with one near Dwarka and another below at Aundha Nagnath and one more at Uttarakhand.
Aundha Nagnath Temple, Maharashtra
Aundha Nagnath is supposed to be the eighth (adya) of the twelve Jyotirlingas in the country, is an important place of pilgrimage. The present temple is said to have been built by Yadavas of devagiri and dates to 13th century.[1] The first temple is said to be from time of Mahabharata and is believed to have been constructed by Yudhishthira, eldest of Pandava, when they were expelled for 14 years from Hastinapur.[2]It has been stated that this temple building was of seven-storyed before it was sacked by Aurangzeb.
Nageshvara Jyotirlinga, Almora district, Uttarakhand
The temple here known as Jageshwar also claims to be Nageshwara jyotilinga mentioned in shloka.
Rameshwar, Tamil Nadu
Rameswaram in Tamil Naduis home to the vast Ramalingeswarar Jyotirlinga temple and is
revered as the southernmost of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of India. It enshrines the Rameśvara ("Lord of Rama") pillar.
Grishneshwar, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana (kotirudrasahinta,Ch.32-33 referred as "Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga"). Grishneshwar is believed as the Last or 12th (twelfth) Jyotirlinga on the earth. The temple is located 30kms from Aurangabad city, in Maharashtra.
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