12 Famous Jyotirlinga Temples in India

According to Hindu mythology, it is the first Jyotirlinga and holds a place of highest reverence among believers.

Somnath  Jyotirlinga, Gujarat

Also known as the Kailash of the South, Sri Shaila Parvat in Andhra Pradesh is home to the second Jyotirlinga in India.

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga, Andhra Pradesh

Known as one of the seven Mukti Sthalas or Sapta Puri, this place symbolizes the liberation of the human soul from the body or the achievement of Moksha.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, M.P

The Omkareshwar Temple was built here on the banks of the Narmada River, and is one of the holiest places for Hindus in India. 

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, M.P

The mythological narrative behind the formation of the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga is based on Ravana's meditation to appease Lord Shiva.

Baidyanath  Jyotirlinga, Jharkhand

According to scriptures, the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga was formed after Lord Shiva defeated Kumbhakarna's son Bhima in a prolonged battle.

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Maharashtra

Based on a divine pronouncement, Ram made a sand linga and sought its blessings for his victory. The sand linga turned into Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga. 

Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga, Tamil Nadu

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga came into existence after Lord Shiva defeated the demon Daruka, who had imprisoned his ardent devotee Supriya.

Nageshwar  Jyotirlinga, Gujarat

In Hinduism, Kashi is a place of eternal salvation. The Vishwanath temple is believed to be very dear to the Lord as he had resided here for a long time.

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, Varanasi

When river Godavari and many other deities prayed and requested Lord Shiva to make this place his abode, he agreed and asked river Ganga to purify the land.

Triambakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Maharashtra

it is believed to be the permanent abode of the Lord, where pilgrims offer holy water from Yamunotri and Gangotri to please the Lord.

Kedarnath  Jyotirlinga, Uttarakhand

Located close to the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, the Jyotirlinga here came into existence when Lord Shiva appeared in a lingam at the request of his devotee Sudharam.

Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga, Aurangabad

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