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Be Ready to take a look at Twelwe Jyotirlings(Dwadash Jyotirling Darshan).Jyotirling means Piller of Light. It is believed that Lord Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night of the Aridra Nakshatra, thus the special reverence for the Jyotirlinga. There is nothing to distinguish the appearance, but it is believed that a person can see these lingas as columns of fire piercing through the earth after he reaches a higher level of spiritual attainment.

1."Somnath" Saurastra(Gujrat)

Shree Somnath is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India. It has a strategic location on the western coast of India.

The shore temple of Somnath is believed to have been built in 4 phases-in gold by Lord Soma, in silver by Ravi, in wood by lord Krishna and in stone by King Bhimadeva.

2."Mallikarjun" Srishel, Karnool(Andhra Pradesh)

Situated on Shri Shaila mountain by the banks of Patal Ganga. It is also known as Kailash of the South. Mallikarjuna constitutes one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines and is one of the greatest Shaivaite shrines in India. The presiding deities of Mallikarjuna temple are Mallikarjuna (Shiva) and Bhramaramba (Devi). Every year there is a fair organized on account of Mahashivratri

3. "Mahakaleshwer" Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)

Mahakaleshwer is Situeted in Ujjain.The Mahakal is the destroyer form of lord shiva.In Mahakaleshewer,Lord Shiva killed the Enemies of King Chandrasen

The Main attraction of this temple is Bhasmabhishek.In Bhasmabhishek Full shivling is decorated by Bhasma(Ash)

4."Mamleshwar / Onkareshwar" Dweep,(Madhya Pradesh)

It is said that once, sage Naradar during his visit to the Vindyas, sang the praise of mount Meru to Mount Vindhya. On hearing this, Mount Vindhya prayed to Lord Shiva to gain in importance. Lord Shiva blessed him & appeared here as Omkareshwarar & Amaleshwarar and gave the boon of grwoing, but without hindering Shiva devotees.


Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Jyotirlingam or the cosmic light. Kedarnath is highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas. This ancient and magnificient temple is located in the Rudra Himalaya range. This temple, over a thousand years old is built of massive stone slabs over a large rectangular platform. Ascending through the large gray steps leading to the holy sanctums we find inscriptions in Pali on the steps. The present temple was built by Adi Shankaracharya.The inner walls of the temple sanctum are adorned with figures of various deities and scenes from mythology.

6."Bheemshankar" Dakinya , Maharashtra

Once a demon called Bhima lived with his mother Karkati in the dense forests of Dakini, on the lofty ranges of the Sahaydris. It is said that Bhima was so cruel that every one was scared of him. Lord Shiva reduced the evil demon to ashes and thus concluded the saga of tyranny. All the Gods and the holy sages present there requested Lord Shiva to make this place his abode. Lord Shiva thus manifested himself in the form of the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga. It is believed that the sweat that poured forth from Lord Shiva’s body after the battle formed the Bhimarathi River.

7."Vishweshwar / Vishavanath" Kashi (Uttar Pradesh)

Goddess Parvati's mother felt ashamed that her son-in-law had no decent dwelling. To please Parvati Devi, Shiva asked Nikumbha to provide him with a dwelling place at Kashi.On the request of Nikumbha, Aunikumbha a brahmin made Divodas construct a temple for the Lord here. The pleased Lord granted boons to all his devotees

8."Trayambakeshwar" Gautami Tat (Maharashtra)

The Lord Shiva at Trimbakeshwar is worshipped by recitations of Rudra, Rudri, Laghu Rudra, Maha Rudra or Ati Rudra puja. Actually Rudrashak is a religious fruit which is said to be found in lord Shiva's neck in the form of Rudra garland. Some of the trees of Rudrashak is also found in Trimbakeshwar.

9."Vaidhyanath" Parli,Deoghar(Jharkhand)

The demon lord from the Ramayan, the devout Ravana meditated hard in order to invoke Lord Shiva, and requested him to come over to Sri Lanka, in order that his capital may become invincible. It is said that he attempted to lift the holy mountain, Lord Shiva's abode, Mount Kailash and take it with him to his capital; however Shiva crushed him with his leg thumb, and Ravana prayed to him and sought his mercy, after which Shiva gave him one of the twelve Jyotirlingams with the condition that if it was placed on the ground it would take root immediately.

10."Naageshwer" Darukavan (Maharashtra)

There once lived a rakshasa called Daruka, who was extremely cruel and tortured the good ones. But yet he was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. A Shiva devotee, Supriya who was a merchant reached the Darukavanam, where Daruka lived with his wife Daruki, while sailing with his goods.

The enraged Daruka began to torture Supriya. Supriya however was staunch is his faith in the Lord and was unmoved by any torture. Lord Shiva was pleased and appeared and killed the demon Daruka

11."Ghushmeshwar / Grishneshwar" Shivalaya (Rajasthan)

There once lived a pious brahmin & his wife they have no child. At the persuasion of his family, he got married to Kusuma, in order to give him a son. Kusuma was an even greater devotee of Lord Shiva. Everyday she would make one Shiva Linga, worship it and then immerse it in the temple tank. Soon she was blessed with boy baby. The first wife was seeting with jealousy & ill treated Kusuma.

12."Rameshwar" Setubandh,TamilNadu

It was Lord Rama who installed this Linga here. Story goes that when Lord Ram was on his way to attack Ravana, he reached this place where he made a linga of sand and worshipped it. It is said that when Lord Rama was drinking water on the seashore there was a celestial proclamation - "You are drinking water without worshipping me". Listening to this Lord Rama made a linga of sand and worshipped it and asked to be blessed so that he could vanquish Ravana.

108 names of bhole

1.Aashutosh - One who fulfills wishes instantly

2. Aja - Unborn

3.Akshayaguna - God with limitless attributes

4.Anagha - Without any fault

5.Anantadrishti - Of infinite vision

6. Augadh - One who revels all the time

7.Avyayaprabhu - Imperishable Lord

8. Bhairav - Lord of terror

9. Bhalanetra - One who has an eye in the forehead

10. Bholenath - Kind hearted Lord

11. Bhooteshwara - Lord of ghosts and evil beings

12. Bhudeva - Lord of the earth

13. Bhutapala - Protector of the ghosts

14. Chandrapal - Master of the moon

15. Chandraprakash - One who has moon as a crest

16. Dayalu - Compassionate

17. Devadeva - Lord of the Lords

18. Dhanadeepa - Lord of Wealth

19.Dhyanadeep Icon of meditation and concentration

20.Dhyutidhara Lord of Brilliance

21.Digambara - One who has the skies as his clothes

22.Durjaneeya - Difficult to be known

23.Durjaya - Unvanquished

24. Gangadhara - Lord of River Ganga

25.Girijapati - Consort of Girija

26.Gunagrahin - Acceptor of Gunas

27.Gurudeva - Master of All

28.Hara- Remover of Sins

29.Jagadisha - Master of the Universe

30.Jaradhishamana - Redeemer from Afflictions

31.Jatin - One who has matted hair

32. Kailas - One Who Bestows Peace

33.Kailashadhipati - Lord of Mount Kailash

34.Kailashnath - Master of Mount Kailash

35.Kamalakshana - Lotus-eyed Lord

36.Kantha - Ever-Radiant

37.Kapalin - One who wears a necklace of skulls

38.Khatvangin - One who has the missile khatvangin in his hand

39.Kundalin - One who wears earrings

40.Lalataksha - One who has an eye in the forehead

41.Lingadhyaksha - Lord of the Lingas

42.Lingaraja - Lord of the Lingas

43.Lokankara - Creator of the Three Worlds

44.Lokapal - One who takes care of the world

45.Mahabuddhi - Extremely intelligent

46.Mahadeva - Greatest God

47.Mahakala - Lord of All Times

48.Mahamaya - Of great illusions

49.Mahamrityunjaya - Great victor of death

50.Mahanidhi - Great storehouse

51.Mahashaktimaya - One who has boundless energies

52.Mahayogi - Greatest of all Gods

53.Mahesha - Supreme Lord

54.Maheshwara - Lord of Gods

55.Nagabhushana - One who has serpents as ornaments

56.Nataraja - King of the art of dancing

57.Nilakantha - The one with a blue throat

58.Nityasundara - Ever beautiful

59.Nrityapriya - Lover of Dance

60. Omkara - Creator of OM

61.Palanhaar - One who protects everyone

62.Parameshwara - First among all gods First among all gods

63.Paramjyoti - Greatest splendor

64.Pashupati - Lord of all living beings

65.Pinakin - One who has a bow in his hand

66.Pranava - Originator of the syllable of OM

67.Priyabhakta - Favorite of the devotees

68.Priyadarshana - Of loving vision

69.Pushkara - One who gives nourishment

70.Pushpalochana - One who has eyes like flowers

71.Ravilochana - Having sun as the eye

72.Rudra - The terrible

73.Rudraksha - One who has eyes like Rudra

74.Sadashiva - Eternal God

75.Sanatana - Eternal Lord

76. Sarvacharya - Preceptor of All

77.Sarvashiva - Always Pure

78.Sarvatapana - Scorcher of All

79.Sarvayoni - Source of Everything

80.Sarveshwara - Lord of All Gods

81.Shambhu - Abode of Joy

82.Shankara - Giver of Joy

83.Shiva - Always Pure

84.Shoolin - One who has a trident

85.Shrikantha - Of glorious neck

86.Shrutiprakasha - Illuminator of the Vedas

87.Shuddhavigraha - One who has a pure body

88.Skandaguru - Preceptor of Skanda

89.Someshwara - Lord of All Gods

90.Sukhada - Bestower of happiness

91.Suprita - Well pleased

92.Suragana - Having Gods as attendants

93.Sureshwara - Lord of All Gods

94.Swayambhu - Self-Manifested

95.Tejaswani - One who spreads illumination

96.Trilochana - Three-Eyed Lord

97.Trilokpati - Master of all the Three Worlds

98.Tripurari - Enemy of Tripura

99.Trishoolin - One who has a trident in his hands

100.Umapati - Consort of Uma

101.Vachaspati - Lord of Speech

102.Vajrahasta - One who has a thunderbolt in his hands

103.Varada - Granter of Boons

104.Vedakarta - Originator of the Vedas

105.Veerabhadra - Supreme Lord of the Nether World

106.Vishalaksha - Wide-eyed Lord

107.Vishveshwara - Lord of the Universe

108.Vrishavahana - One who has bull as his vehicle

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Shree Somnath is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India. It has a strategic location on the western coast of India.

Ancient Indian traditions maintain a close relationship of Somnath with release of Chandra (Moon God) from the curse of his father-in-law Daksha Prajapati. Moon was married to Twenty-Seven daughters of Daksha. However, he favoured Rohini and neglected other queens. The aggrieved Daksha cursed Moon and the Moon lost power of light. With the advice of Prajapita Brahma, Moon arrived at the Prabhas Teerth and worshipped Bhagvan Shiva. Pleased with the great penance and devotion of Moon, Bhagvan Shiva blessed him and relieved him from the curse of darkness. Pauranic traditions maintain that Moon had built a golden temple, followed by a silver temple by Ravana, Bhagvan Shree Krishna is believed to have built Somnath temple with Sandalwood.

The shore temple of Somnath is believed to have been built in 4 phases-in gold by Lord Soma, in silver by Ravi, in wood by lord Krishna and in stone by King Bhimadeva.

Other spots in the temple are Shri Kapardi Vinayak and Shri Hanuman Temple in addition to Vallabhghat. Vallabhghat is a beautiful sunset point. The temple is illuminated every evening. Similarly, the Sound & Light Show “Jay Somnath” is also displayed every night during 8.00 to 9.00, which allows the pilgrims an ethereal experience in the backdrop of grand Somnath temple and the holy wave sounds of the Ocean. Ahalyabai temple is also close by, which was built by the queen mother Shri Ahalyabai Holker during 1782. This temple maintained the Pooja Parampara of Bhagvan Shiva during the hostile political conditions.

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