Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga : The last Jyotirlinga on earth

Grishneshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. Located about 35 km away from the city of Aurangabad and about 2 km away from the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, it is home to the 12th and the last Jyotirlinga on earth.  This temple has been mentioned in the Shiva …

Kedarnath Jyotirlinga : The highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas

Situated at an altitude of over 3,500 m above sea level in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Temple in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, this temple is the highest of the 12 jyotirlingas in India. It is located at the head of the Mandakini and mythical Saraswati River in the Garhwal Himalayas. One of the first references to Kedarnath is …

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga : One of most famous 12 Jyotirlingas

Situated on the western bank of holy river Ganga in Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas or temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main deity of Kashi Vishwanath Temple is Lord Shiva, also known as Vishwanatha or Vishweshwarar meaning ‘the ruler of the universe’. The city of Varanasi, the cultural capital …

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga : The most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also commonly referred to as the Baidyanath Dham, is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga in India and is considered to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. Baidyanath Dham has been famous since the rule of the last Gupta emperor, Adityasena Gupta in the 8th century AD. Mughal emperor Akbar’s brother-in-law …

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga : The 3rd in line of 12 Jyotirlingas

The Mahakaleshwar temple has been built in Maratha, Bhumija and Chalukya architectural styles. It has five levels, one of which is underground. There are images of Lord Shiva’s consort, Goddess Parvati (to the north), his sons, Ganesha (to the west) and Kartikeya (to the east) and his mount, Nandi (to the south). On the second …