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12 jyotirlingas of india

  1. 1. 1ST JYOTIRLIGA OF INDIA – SOMNATH TEMPLE
  2. 2. • Mallikarjuna Temple is located in – Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh.• Mallikarjuna in an ancient temple that is architecturally and sculpturally rich.It is one place where Shakti peeta and Jyotirlingam are together.
  3. 3. • Mahakaleshwar Temple is located in – Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.• It is 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.
  4. 4. • Omkareshwar Temple is located in – Near Indore, Madhya Pradesh.• Why it is a Jyotirlinga - It is home to a Jyotirlinga shrine and the Mamaleshwar temple.
  5. 5. • Kedarnath Temple is located in – Kedarnath, Uttrakhand .• Why it is a Jyotirlinga – It is an ancient shrine, rich in legend and tradition. It is accessible only by foot, and only for six months a year.
  6. 6. • Bhimashankar Temple is located in – Pune, Maharashtra.• Why it is a Jyotirlinga – It was excavated in the year 1974, having quadrangular Shakti around the Linga and decorated by a Upavita as per the puran.
  7. 7. • Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located in – Varansi, Uttar Pradesh.• Why it is a Jyotirlinga – It is home to the Vishwanath Jyotirlinga shrine, which is perhaps the most sacred of Hindu shrines.
  8. 8. • Trimbakeshwar Temple is located in - Near Nashik, Maharashtra.• Why it is a Jyotirlinga – It is a Jyotirlinga shrine associated with the origin of the Godavari river.
  9. 9. • Vaidyanath Temple is located in – Jharkhand.• Why it is a Jyotirlinga – It is associated with Ravana.
  10. 10. • Nageshvara Temple is located in - near Dwaraka, Gujarat.• Why it is a Jyotirlinga – It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana.
  11. 11. • Rameshwar Temple is located in – Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.• Why it is a Jyotirlinga – It is revered as the southernmost of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of India.
  12. 12. • Grishneshwar Temple is located in – Near Aurangabad, Maharashtra.• Why it is a Jyotirlinga - This shrine is also known as Ghushmeshwar.

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