सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथ च श्री शैले मल्लिकार्जुनम, उज्जयिन्या महाकाल, मोंधारे परमेश्वरम, केदार हिमवत्पृष्ठे, डाकिन्या भीमशंकरम वारासास्था च विश्वेश, त्र्यम्बक गौतमी तीरे, वैद्यनाथ चिता भूमौनागेश द्वारका वने। सेतुबन्धे च रामेशं घुश्मेशं च शिवाल्ये।
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पुराणों के अनुसार शिवजी जहां-जहां खुद प्रगट हुए उन बारह स्थानों पर स्थित शिवलिंगों को ज्योतिर्लिंगों के रूप में पूजा जाता है।
1, सौराष्ट्र में सोमनाथ/Somanatha in Saurashtra Gujarat :- काठियावाड के प्रभाष क्षेत्र में विराजमान हैं। दक्ष के श्राप से चंद्रमा को क्षय रोग से मुक्त करने के लिए यहां प्रगट हुए थे।
Hindu mythology states that years ago, the Moon God Chandra, being arrogant about his beauty, was cursed by his father-in-law Daksha to wane. The Moon then prayed to Lord Shiva at the Prabhas tirth who then removed the curse partially, thus causing the periodic waning of moon. It’s been said that Somnath Temple was first built with gold by Moon God, with silver by Ravana, with sandalwood by Lord Krishna, and with stone by Bhimdev. Located as it is, it is widely believed that if one were to sail from here in a straight line, the end of the journey would be at the North Pole, without having to travel over land.
2, श्री शैल/ Mallikarjuna in Shrisailam Andhra Pradesh :- नारदजी के भ्रमित करने से नाराज, अपने पुत्र कार्तिकेय को, मनाने के लिए, दक्षिण भारत में मल्लिकार्जुन के रूप में प्रगट हुए थे।
3, महाकालेश्वर/ Mahakaaleshwar in Ujjain MP :- दूषण नामक दैत्य द्वारा अवन्तीनगर (उज्जैन) पर आक्रमण करने पर काल रूप में भगवान शिव ने सारे दैत्यों का नाश कर जहां से उजागर हुए थे उसी गड्ढे में अपना स्थान बना लिया।
Mahakaleswar Jyotirlinga is located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The idol of Mahakaleswar is known to be dakshinamurti, which means that it is facing the south.
4, ओंकारेश्वर/Omkareshwar is in a island in Narmada shaped like OM Madhya Pradesh :- मध्य प्रदेश के मांन्धाता पर्वत पर नर्मदा नदी के उद्गम स्थल पर पर्वतराज विंध्य की कठोर तपस्या से खुश हो, वरदान देने हेतु, यहां प्रगट हुए थे।
The Temple of Lord Omkareshwar is situated on the banks of River Narmada, in between Indore & Khandwa. The temple is situated on an island – Mandhata Island , which is 2 km long and 1 km wide, encircled with Holy Narmada River. The name Omkareshwar derives from the word Om, which signifies the most sacred Hindu symbol. Seen from the air, this island resembles to the shape of sacred ‘OM’ symbol. Omkareshwar is one of the 12 revered
Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. This is not Ordinary Shiva Lingam which is generally installed ritually with Mantra Shakti by several priests. There are two temples here one to Omkareshwar and one to Amareshwar. It is said that if someone offer Puja at both of these temples then his or her secret desires is fulfilled with blessings of Lord Shiva. People from different part of the country and even from abroad comes to these temples for fulfilling their Desires..
5, केदारेश्वर/ Kedarnath in the Himalayas :- हिमालय के केदार नामक स्थान पर विराजमान हैं। यह स्थान हरिद्वार से 150मील दूर है। विष्णुजी के अवतार नर-नारायण की प्रार्थना पर यहां स्थान ग्रहण किया था।
Temple of Lord Kedarnath is situated on the banks of River Mandakini which is on the west side of Kedar mountain in Himalayas. It is situated at an altitude of 3,581 metre i.e. around 11630 ft. and it is a 14 km trek from Gaurikund. This place is reached by road via Rishikesh, from where it is more than 200 kms. The last phase is completed by a steep walk of about 3-4 hours through a very cold climate in a low oxygen atmoshphere.
6, भीमशंकर/ Bhimashankar, in the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra. :- यह स्थान मुंबाई से 60मील दूर है। यहां कुंभकर्ण के पुत्र भीम का वध करने के लिये अवतरित हुए थे।
Temple of Lord Bhimashankar is situated in a deep Forest around 128 kms. away from Pune. It is located at Bhuvanagiri village in Puna district of Maharashtra. River Bhimarati has been sourced from here. The holy jyotir Lingam is situated on top of the Sahyadri hill temple. Lord Siva is believed to be taking rest here after killing the Demon Tripurasura. The sweat drops fall of Lord Siva were converted into the river Bhimarati. The Bhimashankarar Lingam measures around one and a half feet & quite narrow.
The Goddess is worshipped as Kamalaja. Shivaji, the Maratha ruler had made rich endowments for the maintenance of the temple. On the request of the Devas, Lord Siva resides here under the name of Bhimashankarar.
7, विश्वेश्वर/ Vishveshwara in Varanashi (Kashi in UP) :- विश्वेश्वर महादेव काशी में विराजमान हैं। प्रभू ने माँ पार्वती को बताया कि मनुष्यों के कल्याण के लिये उन्होंने इस जगह पर निवास किया है।
Viswanath Temple of Varanashi i.e. Kashi is regarded as one of the most livelyand
auspicious Shiva temple in the entire world. Viswanath Temple of Kashi (Varanasi) is very famous and very auspicious temple to all Hindus. This is Jyotirling Shiva. It is said that the person who offer Puja to Lord Shiva with ‘Bel Pallab’ ( the sacred Wood-apple leaves ), all his desires get fulfilled. The person who have lost everything of his/ her mental peace(Shanti), gets back everything with the blessings of Lord Shiva. He (Lord Shiva) is open handed to all …very very kind hearted …gives you everything which is beneficial for you.
It’s said that People never come back with empty hands from Viswanath Temple after offering Puja to Lord Shiva. It sounds like a mere story but true as millions of devotees say that if somebody offer Puja with a holy mind to Lord Shiva of Kashi Viswanath with Ganga Water , Billa Patra, Akanda or Dhutra, Lord shiva get immensely satisfied with him / her and blessed for fulfilling his / her secret desire. Lord Shiva sets him/her free from all distress and give Shanti …peace in mind.
Varanasi is very very holy city. Very auspicious city. Its said that Bhagwan Sri Ram came here and stayed. Panch Pandava also came here and established SHIVLING. Mahaprabhu
Sri Chaitannya came here. This is the place where so many noble men stayed for long time like – Vaskar Rao, Tailang Swami, Katia Baba, Swami Avdhoot, Sant Kinaram, Swami Bisudhyananda, Shyama charan Lahiri etc.
Even sitting at a long distant place offer your Special online Puja to Lord Shiva at the holiest temple i.e. Kashi Viswnath Temple of Varanasi – for getting your secret desires fulfilled and getting a peace in your life.
8, त्र्यम्बकेश्वर/ Trimbakeshwar in Gautami sthala (near Nashik, Mahaaraashtra) :- महाराष्ट्र में नासिक रोड स्टेशन से 25किमी की दूरी पर स्थित हैं। गौतम ऋषी और उनकी पत्नी अहिल्या की तपस्या से प्रसन्न हो कर यहां विराजमान हुए थे।
Trimbakeshwar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas which is 28 kms. (18 miles) from Nashik. The most interesting feature of this Jyotirlinga is that it has three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu & Lord Shiva. All other JYOTIRLINGA have only Shiva as the main deity. The temple is situated at the foothills of a mountain called Brahmagiri. The holy river Godavari which is called the Ganga of South India originates from this Bramhagiri mountain. This is the only Jyotirlinga temple where the Holy Lingam is worshipped in the form of Lord Shiva, Lord
Vishnu and Lord Brahma.
It is said that by offering Puja at this Jyotirlinga Temple with holy heart a devotee gets the blessings of all 3 Gods i.e. Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma and full prosperity comes in his life. He or she also get the peace from within and his or her all desires get fulfilled with the blessings of three Gods.
9, वैद्यनाथेश्वर/ Vaidyanath in Parali (Mahaaraashtra) :- बिहार में वैद्यनाथधाम में विराजमान हैं। रावण को लंका ले जाकर स्थापित करने के लिए शिवजी ने एक शिवलिंग दिया था, जिससे वह अजेय हो जाता। पर विष्णुजी ने उसको अजेय ना होने देने के कारण शिवलिंग को यहां स्थापित करवा लिया था।
The Temple of Lord Baijnath is situated in Bihar. On the rail route from Patna to Kolkata is a place called Kiul. About 100 kms south-east of this place is Devghar – where this ancient Temple is situated. By worshipping Vaijnath Jyotirlinga one can eliminate all his/her worries and miseries. It is also a giver of Moksha and all types of happiness.
Devotees carry ‘Kanwars’ on their shoulders and complete their travel here. It is also said that by offering Puja at this Jyotirlinga Temple a devotee get relief from even all disease and premature death.
10, नागेश्वर/ Nageshwara in Gujrat :- द्वारका के समीप दारुकावन मेँ स्थित हैं। यहां शिवजी तथा पार्वतीजी की पूजा नागेश्वर और नागेश्वारी के रूप में होती है।
Temple of Lord Nageshwar is situated in Gujarat, and is about 12 kms on way fro Gomti-Dwarka to Bhet-Dwarka. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva. It issaid that Lord Krishna Himself used to worship it and perform Rudrabhishekam. Lord Nageswar temple attracts thousands of pilgrims all round the year. This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons …from the effect of all evil forces around you. It is said that those who pray to the Nageshwar Linga become free of poison …the poison of snakes …poison of creatures …poison of Evils.
11, रामेश्वर/ Rameshwaram in Setu Banda (Tamil Nadu) :- दक्षिण भारत के समुंद्र तट पर पाम्बन स्थान के निकट स्थित है। लंकाविजय के समय भगवान राम ने इनकी स्थापना की थी।
One of the most famous Jyotirlinga Temple Rameswar is situated in the state of Tamilnadu. The sanctification of the temple of Lord Rameshwar was done by Lord Rama himself, and thus this name. It is situated in a large island surrounded by sea. It is approached from Madurai, which by itslf is well connected by all means of transportation. The legend is that Lord Rama started meditation of Lord Shiva for getting his blessings to get the victory over ‘Lanka’ and to defeat Ravana for rescuing his beloved wife Sita. Lord Shiva Blessed Lord Rama and conferred his eternal light i.e. Jyoti, which was the origin of the Rameswar Jyotir Lingam.
Offering Puja at Rameswar Shrine is extremely auspicious. This is the place where both lords (Lord Shiva and Lord Rama) met to each other. Lord Rama became successful and rescued his wife by defeating Ravana. Likewise it is said that if somebody with full devotion offer Pooja at this very temple he or she also get the success with the blessings of Lord Shiva and his or her Desires get fulfilled.
12, घुश्मेश्वर/ Ghrshneshwar in Mahaaraashtraa :- महाराष्ट्र के मनमाड से 100किमी दूर दौलताबाद स्टेशन से 20किमी की दूरी पर वेरुल गांव में स्थित हैं। घुश्मा नाम की अपनी भक्त की पूजा से प्रसन्न हो कर यहां प्रगट हुए और घुश्मेश्वर कहलाये।
The Jyotirlinga named Ghrushmeshwar, Ghurmeshwar or Ghushmeshwar is situated in a village called Verul which is 20 km away from Daulatabad and approximately 100 kms from Manmad station in Maharastra. This Jyotirlinga is located at Devagiri near Ellora caves in Maharashtra.
The Lord is known by several names – Kusumeswarar, Ghushmeswara, Grushmeswara, Grishneswara. Thousands and thousands of Devotees come to this Jyotirlinga Temple with a belief in their mind that on Offering Puja at this Temple is blessed with the fulfillment of their Desires and solving of all Problems.