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Jyotirling (Sanskrit: ज्योतिर्लिङ्ग)

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Jyothi: (Sanskrit: ज्योति || Hindi: ज्योति || Telugu: జ్యోతి) Meaning: auspicious light
Lin’g (Sanskrit: लिङ्गं || Hindi:लिंग || Telugu: లింగము) Meaning: Gender , Eternal form , spiritual sign

Jyothirlinga Stotram with Audio recitals and lyrics

Jyotirlinga (Sanskrit: ज्योतिर्लिङ्ग | Hindi: ज्योतिर्लिंग | Telugu: జ్యోతిర్లింగ | Kannada: ಜ್ಯೋತಿರ್ಲಿಂಗ | Marathi: ज्योतिर्लिंग | Nepali: ज्योतिर्लिंग | Gujarati : જ્યોતિર્લિંગ | Tamil: ஜோதிர்லிங்கம் | Malayalam: ജ്യോതിർലിംഗങ്ങൾ) is a Svayambhu (self-manifested) form of Lord Shiva in a Lingam format (pillar of divine light). There are 12 Jyotirlingas renowned as dvAdasa jyotir lingas, divine shrines evolved on earth across Indian subcontinent.

Dwadashi Jyothirlingas (द्वादश ज्योतिर्लिंग | ద్వాదశ జ్యోతిర్లింగాలు)

#JyotirlingaImageLocationStateSignificance and Description
1Somnath | सोमनाथPrabhas Patan, Saurashtra GujaratSomnath is the first amongst the holy shrines and traditionally, the Dwadash Jyotirlinga pilgrimage begins with the Somnath Temple. It is the prime abode of Lord Shiva and is considered to be holiest of all the Jyotirlingas.
2Mallikarjuna | मल्लिकार्जुनSrisailam , Kurnool DistrictAndhra PradeshMallikarjuna, also called srisailam mallana, is located on a mountain Srisailam on the river Krishna, in Kurnool District Andhra Pradesh. It is one place where Shakti peeta and Jyotirlingam are together. Adi Shankara composed his Sivananda Lahiri around these temple visinity.
3Mahakaleshwar | महाकालेश्वरUjjainMadhya PradeshMahakal, Ujjain (or Avanti) in Madhya Pradesh is home to the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple. The Lingam at Mahakal is believed to be Swayambhu, the only one of the 12 Jyotirlingams to be so. It is also the only one facing south and also the temple to have a Shree Yantra perched upside down at the ceiling of the Garbhagriha (where the Shiv Lingam sits).It is one place where Shakti peeta and Jyotirlingam are together
4Omkareshwar | ॐकारेश्वरIsland in the Narmada River, Omkareshwar Madhya PradeshOmkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh on an island in the Narmada River is home to a Jyotirlinga shrine and the Mamaleshwar temple.
5Kedarnath | केदारनाथKedarnathUttarakhandKedarnath in Uttarakhand is the northernmost of the Jyotirlingas. Kedarnath, nestled in the snow-clad Himalayas, is an ancient shrine, rich in legend and tradition. It is accessible only by foot, and only for six months a year.
6Bhimashankar | भीमाशंकर Bhimashankar, near PuneMaharashtra
7Kashi Vishwanath | काशी विश्वनथ्VaranasiUttar PradeshKashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is home to the Vishwanath Jyotirlinga shrine, which is perhaps the most sacred of Hindu shrines.
8Triambakeshwar (or Tryambakeśvara or Trambakeshwar) | त्र्यम्बकेश्वरTrimbakeshwar, Near Nashik MaharashtraTrimbakeshwar Temple, near Nasik in Maharashtra, is a Jyotirlinga shrine associated with the origin of the Godavari river.
9Baidyanath (also known as Baba dham and Baidyanath dham or Vidyanath) | वैद्यनाथVaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Deogarh, Deoghar district JharkhandDeoghar Vaijyanath Dham also associated with Ravana.
10Nageshwara | नागेश्वर near DwarakaGujarat
11RamanathaswamyRameswaramTamil NaduRamanathaswamy Jyotirlinga Temple is of the 12 jyotirlingas located in the island of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. According to Ramayana, Lord Sriram, the 7th incarnation of God Vishnu, has prayed to Shiva here.
12Grishneshwar, also known as Ghushmeshwar | घृष्णेश्वरNear Ellora, Aurangabad district MaharashtraGrishneshwar Jyotirlinga shrine, in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, is located near the rock-cut temples of Ellora. This shrine is also known as Ghushmeshwar.


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One Response to Jyotirling (Sanskrit: ज्योतिर्लिङ्ग)

  1. mousami June 20, 2012 at 8:47 am #

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