12 Jyotirlingas

 

 

A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam is a shrine where Lord Shiva, an aspect of Hindu God is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam or “Lingam (pillar) of light.” There are famous twelve traditional Jyotirlinga in India. All Jyotirlingas have Shiva as the main divinity.

It is believed that Lord Shiva manifested himself first as a Jyotirlinga on Aridra Nakshatra, Nite thus the special reverence for the Jyotirlinga. There is nothing to distinguish the appearance, but it is believed that a person can see these lingas as columns of fire piercing through the earth after he reaches a higher level of spiritual attainment. There are twelve Jyotirlingas in India and are spread all over India.

Twelve Jyotirlingas

  1. Somnath (Saurashtra Guj)                                                                                     12 Jyotirlinga In India
  1. Mallikarjun(Shrisailam A. P.)
  2. Mahakaleswar (Ujjain M. P.)
  3. Omkareswar(Shivapuri/ Mumaleswara M. P.)
  4. Vaijyanath (Parali M. S.)
  5. Nageswar ( Darukawanam/Aundha M. S.)
  6. Kedarnath (Himmalayas, Uttarnachal)
  7. Trimbakeswar (Nashik M. S.)
  8. Rmeshwar ( Rameswaram T. N.)
  9. Bhimashankar (Dakini M. S.)
  10. Kashi Vishweswar (Varanashi U. P.)
  11. Grishneshwar Ellora (M. S.)

II Dvadasa Jyotirlinga Stotra II

Saurashtre Somanathamcha Srisaile Mallikarjunam|
Ujjayinya Mahakalam Omkaramamaleswaram ||
Paralyam Vaidyanathancha Dakinyam Bheema Shankaram |
Setu Bandhethu Ramesam, Nagesam Darukavane||
Varanasyantu Vishwesam Tryambakam Gautameethate|
Himalayetu Kedaaram, Ghrishnesamcha shivaalaye||
Etani jyotirlingani, Saayam Praatah Patennarah|
Sapta Janma Kritam pApam, Smaranena Vinashyati||”