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12 Jyotirlingas, Manifestation of Lord Shiva

Jyotirlinga is a devotional object representing the Supreme God Shiva.

It is believed to be many jyotirlingas while 12 of them are self-existing and are considered to be very auspicious and holy. All these 12 jyotirlinga sites take the name of the presiding deity

The significance of these shivalinga is that – they are the resplendent light form of the Supreme – solidified to make the worship of Him easier.

The splendour of these places is idiosyncratic. Devotees line up in great numbers to take a look and get a Glimpse of all the JyotirLingas.

The Twelve Jyotirlingas are spread out like this –


Somnath Jyotirlinga in Saurashtra, Gujarat


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Mallikarjun Jyotirlinga in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh


Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh


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Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga in Shivpuri, Narmada River, Madhya Pradesh


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Kedarnath Jyotirlinga in Kedarnath, Uttarkahand


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Bheemshankar Jyotirlinga in Dakini, Maharashtra


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Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


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Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga in Nasik, Maharashtra


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Vaidhnath Jyotirlinga in Parali, Jharkhand


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Nageshwar Jyotirlinga in Dwarka, Gujarat


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Rameshwar Jyotirlinga in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu


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Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga in  Devasrovar, Maharashtra


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