Jyotirling in India


A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam, is a devotional representation of the Supreme God Shiva.
Jyoti means ‘radiance’ and lingam the ‘Image or Sign’ of Shiva; Jyotir Lingam thus means the Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiva.
There are twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines in India.

North
Kedarnath in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

West
Somnath in Gir Somnath, Gujarat
Nageshwara in Dwaraka, Gujarat

Central
Mahakaleswar in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Omkareshwar in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
Bhimashankar in Pune, Maharashtra
Trimbakeshwar in Nashik, Maharashtra
Grishneshwar in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Baidyanath Temple in Deogarh, Jharkhand

South
Mallikarjuna in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
Ramanathaswamy in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

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