Articles — Pilgrimage

Shri Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga

Jul 13 2021 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

A 28 km (18 mile) journey from pilgrim town Nashik takes a tourist to Trimbakeshwar, 10th sacred Jyotirlinga in the Dwadash Jyotirlinga circuit. The place is memorable due to its picturesque hills, roads and cool breeze . This hill station like place lies in the formidable shadow of Brahmagiri hills in the Sahyadri range and it is the source of holy river Godavari. The place is also known for its Simhastha Kumbha Mela, which comes every 12 years as per the Hindu calendar.What makes the Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga unique is that it has three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu &...

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Shri Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga

Jul 10 2021 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana (kotirudra sahinta, Ch.32-33 referred as "Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga"). Grishneshwar is believed as the Last or 12th (twelfth) Jyotirlinga on the earth. This pilgrimage site is located at a village called Verul which lies at a distance of 11 km from Daulatabad and 30 km from Aurangabad. It lies at a close proximity to the Ellora caves. Being the abode of one of the holiest and ancient temples known by the name of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple, the popularity of Grishneshwar can be ascertained. The village through its serenity and...

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Shri Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple

Jul 08 2021 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Shri Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameshwaram is an important pilgrimage site for the followers of Hinduism. It is believed that a visit to this temple washes away one's sins and brings salvation (moksha). Located on an island off the Sethu coast of Rameshwaram, Shri Ramanathaswamy Mandir can be reached via Pamban Bridge across the sea. Being situated in Rameswaram, the shrine is popularly known as Rameshwaram Temple. Rameswaram is a town in Ramanathpuram district of Tamil Nadu. The town is particularly famous for its religious shrine of Ramanathaswamy. The nearest airport to Rameshwaram is located at Madurai, which lies at a...

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Shri Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Jul 08 2021 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Shri Nageshwar near Dwarka in Gujarat is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.The Jyotirlinga in the temple is known as Nageshwar Mahadev. The temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The Jyotirlinga situated in the temple is considered to protect everybody from all sort of poisons. It is believed that one who offers prayers in the temple becomes poison free. The temple is located between Dwarka and Dwarka island in Gujarat on the coast of Surat. According to the legends, a devotee called Supriya was attacked by a demon named Daaruka in a boat. The demon...

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Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Jul 02 2021 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Mahakaal is the Lord of time and Death. One of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at Mahakal is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself) deriving currents of power (shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti. "Aakasha tavakam lingam HatkashwaramBhulokhe Cha Mahakalah lingatrayah namaustuteye "Translated as - "In the sky is the Taraka linga, in the nether region is the Haatkeshwara and on the earth is Mahakaleshwara. We venerate the three lingas".The ancient and historic city of Ujjain or Avanti in Madhya Pradesh is home to the...

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Shri Mallikaarjun Mahadev Jyotirlinga Temple

Jul 02 2021 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

The temple of Lord Mallikarjuna is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is situated in the town of Srisailam on the banks of River Patalganga Krishna. Srisailam mountain is looked upon reverentially as the Kailash of South. The temple situated here is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The temple sculptures narrate in stone, epics from thre great Hindu epics-Ramayana nand Mahabharata.This temple is considered very holy and is dedicated to Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bhramaramba. One unique feature of the temple is that all the devotees who visit the temple are...

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Twelve Jyotirlinga temples

Mar 01 2020 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

India is a country with thousand race, the land of thousands beliefs and the abode of a many Gods. The most important pilgrim centres particularly for the Shaivities are 12 Jyotirlingas which are situated in different parts of India. Reference of these Jyotirlingas is also found in the Shiv Purana. They are called jyotirlingas because Lord Shiva is said to have revealed himself to his devotees in the form of Jyoti – light. Even today devotees are said to have got his darshan in the form of jyoti at these places. The 12 jyotirlinga shrines, popularly known as the Dwadasa...

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Somnath Jyotirlinga Shrine

Sep 29 2018 0 Comments Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

The Somnath temple is dedicated to Someshwara, another name of Lord Shiva with moon on his head. The temple is situated in Saurashtra. It is believed that Somraj, the Moon God himself had originally built the temple out of gold. Somnath is the first of all the 12 jyotirlingas. Though the temple is of Hindu origin, the Architecture has Jain influences. The Somnath temple has been destroyed six times and have been rebuilt. The temple faces the east direction. Externally the Somnath temple resembles the Rudramala temple at Siddhapur. The dome of the temple is the biggest ever made in...

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Sri Khatushyam ji Temple, Rajasthan

Sep 25 2018 0 Comments Tags: Khatu Shyam, Pilgrimage, Temples

Khatu Shyamji Temple is an important pilgrim centre of Rajasthan. However it is more popular for the annual fair that takes in the month of either February or March. The shrine is located at a distance of 48 kilometers from district of Sikar. The mela or fair takes place on the occasion of Phalgun Sudi Dashmi and lasts till Dwadashi. It lasts for three days and a large number of devotees flock the fair. Indian fairs are characterized by vitality, crowd and resplendence. KhatuShyam ji fair is no exception in this regard. Well-decorated shops, several kinds of shows and sweet...

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Mata Vaishno Devi Temple , Katra

Sep 24 2018 0 Comments Tags: Durga, Pilgrimage, Temples

Recognized as one of the 'Shakti Peethas', Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is situated in the folds of the 'Trikuta Hill' in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. This abode of Goddess Durga is supposed to be one of the wish fulfilling places, where millions of devotees from India and abroad gather for Mata Vaishno Devi's blessings. People who visit the shrine constitute a heterogeneous profile comprising of wealthy & poor, aged & young, males & females from within and outside the country. The Shrine of goddess 'Vaishno Devi' is reached by an arduous climb. The scenic beauty, the landscape around and the constant...

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Panch Kedar Temples

Apr 13 2018 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Panch Kedar refers to five holy places of the Shaivite sect dedicated to god Shiva. Panch Kedar temples are located in the Garhwal Himalayan region in Uttarakhand, India. The Kedar Khand region of the Garhwal Himalayas is home to Panch Kedar temples named as Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheswar and Kalpeshwar. In these Five Kedars Lord Shiva is worshipped in five divine forms.  All of them are situated in the Kedar Valley. At Kedarnath, situated at the head of the Mandakini River, the Linga is a natural rock that resembles the hump of a bull. Madhyamaheshwar, situated at the base of Chaukhamba Peak is at an...

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Shri Murudeshwar Temple in Karnataka

Dec 31 2017 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Shri Murudeshwar Temple or Murudeshwara Shiva Temple is famous Lord Shiva  temple, located in the beach town of Murudeshwar, 16 km from Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka. Murudeswara or Murudeshwar means Shiva or Eeshwara and the statue of Lord Shiva here is the World's tallest Shiva Statue, measuring 123 feet (37 m) in height. The statue of Lord Siva is constructed so that it directly gets sun light and thus appears sparkling. Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, the town of Murudeshwara is also a beautiful picnic spot bounded by the hills of Western Ghats and situated...

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Shri Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Dec 29 2017 1 Comment Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Shri Lingaraj Temple is one of the oldest temples of Bhubaneswar, in Odisha ,India . This thousand years old temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an outstanding specimen of the Orissa style of temple building. Shri Lingaraj Temple is the largest temple of Bhubaneswar - the highly revered Hindu pilgrimage center famous as “the city of temples” or “Temple City of India”. was built in the 11th century by Somavamsi dynasty while the surrounding complex was built later by the rulers of Ganga Dynasty. Lord Shiva is enshrined as ‘Lingaraj' means 'the king of Lingas', where 'linga' is the phallic...

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Shri Amarnath temple , Jammu and Kashmir

Dec 29 2017 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Shri Amarnath cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. An enshrined image of ice naturally formed in a cylindrical form which resembles Lord Shivlinga, begins to take its shape on the first day of the bright half of the month and reaches its full size on the full moon day (Poornima). After getting its fullest shape, it begins to wane and disappear on the new moon day. According to the tradition, the largest ice formation is considered as Lord Shiva Linga, one on the left side of the linga is an ice formation of Lord Ganesha, and on the right...

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Mount Kailash - The abode of Shiva

Apr 08 2017 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Mount Kailash is located in the Kailash mountain range of the Trans-Himalayas. For Hindus, Buddhists, Bonpos and Jains alike it is the most sacred mountain in the world, attracting thousands of pilgrims every year to circumnavigate the holy mountain by foot in the belief that it brings good fortune. In Buddhist and Hindu cosmology, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mount Sumeru, which is the spiritual center of the universe. Mount Kailash holds significant power, as the very tip of the mountain is the central point of the cosmos’ rotation. In Sanskrit Kailas means luminous crystal. Hindus believe Mt.Kailash to be the...

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Gorakshya Peeth Siddhachal Mrigasthali , Nepal

Mar 18 2017 0 Comments Tags: Gorakhnath, Pilgrimage, Temples

Gorakshya Peeth Siddhachal Mrigasthali is located at the ancient place, loved by many siddhas over the time. This place is considered to be loved by lord Shiva and Parvati. Gorakshya Peeth Siddhachal Mrigasthali is located inbetween Pashupatinath at North, Guheshwori at south and Gauri-Ghat at West. It is surrounded at its three sides by Bagmati river. This is the famous place where Shiva used to roam in the form of deer. This is the place where Gorakshya Nath Meditated and Macchendra Nath blessed him. Now, there is a Gorakh Nath Temple and ashram with many Nath Yogis at this place....

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Pancha Bhoota Shiva Temples

Jan 05 2017 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Pancha Bhoota Stalam or Pancha Bhoota Sthala refers to the five Shiva temples, dedicated to Shiva, each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature- land, water, air, sky, fire.  Pancha indicates Five, Bhoota means elements and Stala means place. All these temples are located in South India with four of these temples at Tamil Nadu and one at Andhra Pradesh. The five elements are believed to be enshrined in the five lingams and each of the lingams representing Shiva in the temple have five distant names based on the elements they represent. Indian belief associates the origin...

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108 Divya Desams

Nov 27 2016 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, Temples, Vishnu

108 Divya Desams are Vishnu temples that are mentioned [Mangalasasanam – Praising the glory of the lord] in the works of the Alvars. Divya Desams means a divine place. It is the term given to 108 temples of Lord Vishnu all over India and a few temples outside it. The mentioning of 108 Divya Desams is done in ancient Tamil writings by Tamil saints.Only 106 of these temples are in this material world. The other two being Paramapadam (at the feet of Lord Vishnu) and Vaikuntam (Lord Vishnu’s Holy abode). One of the remaining 106 (Salagrama) is in Nepal and...

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Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Nov 26 2016 0 Comments Tags: mythology, Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. This famous holy temple of Lord Shiva is situated on the bank of seasonal Asan river near Dehradun, Uttrakhand. Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is known to have one of the oldest Shivling in the cave. Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is located at a distance of 6.5 km from Dehradun city. As water droplets continuously drops on the shivling, hence it was named as Tapkeshwar. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the Shivlinga in a continuous downpour, making for an interesting spectacle. Legend has it that Ashwathama, son...

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Bhairabsthan Temple , Nepal

Nov 08 2016 0 Comments Tags: Bhairav, Pilgrimage, Temples

Kaal Bhairab Temple, Bhairabsthan , Palpa , Nepal. Kal Bhairab Temple (Bhairabsthan) is one of the biggest hindu temple of lord Kal Bhairab (Bhairav) . It is located about 8 KM from Tansen, district headquarter in between Tansen Tamghas road on the hill of Bhairabsthan VDC, in the mid western part of Palpa District, Nepal. This temple was build by Pratam Samser Rana. This temple has the biggest trident (trishul) of asia. The main statue of Lord Bhairab is kept hidden because it's sight is unbearable and frightening. There's a copy of the main statue which people can see and worship. The...

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