Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam refers to the 12 special shrines of Lord Shiva which exist since ancient times. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam.
Jyoti means ‘radiance’ and lingam the ‘Image or Sign’ of Shiva; Jyotir Lingam thus means the The Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiva.
Lord Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night of the, Aridra Nakshatra thus the special reverence for the Jyotirlinga.
Those of us who go to these Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva, receive the holy blessings of the Lord, and come back happy, peaceful and blessed.
It is also believed that devotees who chant the Dwadasa JyotirLinga Stotram, attain salvation and enlightenment and be released from this cycle of human existence, i.e., achieve Moksha.
Names and locations of 12 other Jyotirlinga’s are mentioned in Shiva Purana.
Names of 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva :
Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple (Saurashtra, Gujarat)
Mallikarjun Jyotirlinga Temple (Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh)
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple (Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh)
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple (Shivapuri, Madhya Pradesh)
Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple (Parali, Maharashtra)
Nageswar Jyotirlinga Temple (Dwarka, Gujarat)
Kedareswar Jyotirlinga Temple (Kedarnath, Uttarakhand)
Tryambakeswar Jyotirlinga Temple (Nashik, Maharashtra)
Rameshwar Jyotirlinga Temple (Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu)
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple (Dakini Forest near Khed, Maharashtra)
Kashi Vishwanath Temple / Visweswar Jyotirlinga Temple (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh)
Ghrishneswar Jyotirlinga Temple (Near Aurangabad, Maharashtra)
12 Jyotirlinga Photo Gallery :
12 Jyotirlinga Darshan Video :
Live Streaming Darshan of 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva :
Live Darshan of 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva might be available on official websites of these 12 jyotirling temples.
In 2018, Mahashivratri will be celebrated on Tuesday, 13th February 2018.
Wishing all readers Happy Maha Shivratri ….