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The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 February 2014, 11:11:44 AM
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Nageshvara Jyotirlinga (Jamnagar): This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Somanatha (Gujarat): Somnath is considered to be the first of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva and is a revered pilgrimage centre in India.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Mallikarjuna Swami-Srisailam (AP): Also known as Kailash of the South, Mallikarjuna constitutes one of the 12 Jyotirlingam shrines of Shiva and is one of the greatest Shaivaite shrines in India.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Mahakaleshwar (Mahakal Temple Ujjain): It is an important Shaivaite pilgrimage centre in North India and is revered as one of the 12 Jyotilinga manifestations of Shiva.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Omkareshwar (MP): Omkareshwar Temple is located an island in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Kedarnath (Uttarakhand): Kedarnath Temple Jyotirlinga is located in the picturesque surroundings of Rudra Himalaya Range at a height of 12000 feet on a mountain named Kedar.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Kashi Vishwanath (Varanasi) : It is believed that Varanasi is the point at which the first Jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light by which Shiva manifested his supremacy over other gods, broke through the earth’s crust and flared towards the heavens.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple(Nashik): According to Shiv Purana, it is because of the earnest request of Godavari, Gautam Rishi and other gods that Lord Shiva agreed to reside here and assumed the famous name Trimbakeshwar.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Baidyanath Jyotirlinga (Jharkhand): Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu): Rameshwaram Temple Jyotirlinga is associated closely with the Ramayana and Rama's victorious return from Sri Lanka.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Grishneshwar Temple (Aurangabad): The Grishneswar Temple was constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar who also re-constructed the Kashi Viswanatha Temple at Varanasi and the Vishnu Paada Temple at Gaya.
The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

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Bhimashankar (Pune): Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna River near Raichur.