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12 Jyotirlinga Name with Photos and Place

Jyotirlinga – a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. The word ‘Jyotirlinga’ is derived from two Sanskrit words Jyoti which means light and Linga means the symbol of Lord Shiva. They are considered to be the self-manifested forms of Lord Shiva and are visited by millions of devotees. Here you will see 12 Jyotirlinga photos with name and place.

Every Jyotirlinga has a specific story from Hindu mythology. These Jyotirlinga shrines are a popular pilgrimage site and have great importance in Hinduism.

12 Jyotirlinga of India
Jyotirlinga NamePlaces with stay optionState
Shree Somnath JyotirlingaVeravalGujarat
Mallikarjuna JyotirlingaSrisailamAndhra Pradesh
Mahakaleshwar JyotirlingaUjjainMadhya Pradesh
Omkareshwar JyotirlingaKhandwaMadhya Pradesh
Baidyanath JyotirlingaDardmaraJharkhand
Bhimashankar JyotirlingaPuneMaharashtra
Rameshwaram JyotirlingaRameshwaramTamil Nadu
Nageshwar JyotirlingaDwarkaGujarat
Vishwanath JyotirlingaVaranasiUttar Pradesh
Trimbakeshwar JyotirlingaTrimbakeshwarMaharashtra
Kedarnath JyotirlingaRudraprayagUttarakhand
Grishneshwar JyotirlingaAurangabadMaharashtra

1. Shree Somnath Jyotirling Temple

Somnath Jyotirling Temple is the first of the Jyotirlinga temples located in Veraval, Gujarat. Chandra Dev built this temple with gold at first. This temple is at the sacred meeting of the Hirana, Kapila and Saraswati rivers. Chandra Dev meditated and prayed here for thousands of years. After that, he received a boon from Mahadev.

A large number of devotees visit Somnath temple mostly in Shravan month and on Mahashivratri. The temple is destroyed 16 times and rebuilt again. Devotees even perform Puja at old Somnath Temple to take a blessing from Lord Shiva.

Somnath Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

The temple timings for darshan are from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Several arti takes place at 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

How To Reach

The Veraval railway station is the nearest railway station which is at a distance of 6 km from the temple. Local transport is easily available from there. Diu Airport is the closest at a distance of 80 km from Somnath temple.

2. Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Jyotirling Temple

Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Jyotirling Temple in Srisailam is unique and of great significance. Here Jyotirling and Shakti Peeth are on the same site. Mallikarjuna is the name of Lord Shiva and Bhramaramba is the name of Parvati Mata. The temple is like a fort near the Krishna River also called Patalganga.

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

The temple timings for darshan are from 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM.

How To Reach

The nearest railway station is Markapur railway station which is at a distance of 84 km from the temple. Local transport is easily available to reach the temple. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 200 km from the temple.

3. Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Ujjain is on the banks of the Shipra River. The Shivling here is ‘Swayambhu’ (Self Appeared). The temple has a south-facing idol of Mahakaleshwar. Which is unique among the Jyotirlingas. Ujjain also has a Shaktipeeth temple of Harsiddhi Mata adding to Ujjain’s significance. Devotees mostly attend puja at Ujjain for emotion expressing faith and devotion towards Lord Shiva.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

To visit the temple for darshan the timings are from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

How To Reach

Ujjain junction is the nearest railway station at a distance of about 2 km from the temple. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 57 km from the temple. Local transport is easily available to reach the temple.

4. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is on an island called Mandhata in the Narmada River. Narmada Mata is very dear to Lord Shiva. He is present in every pebble of the Narmada River. King Mandhata of the Ikshvaku dynasty and a descendant of Lord Rama prayed to Mahadev here. Mahadev appeared to bless him. Devotees even perform Puja to take a blessing from Lord Shiva.

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

The temple is open for darshan from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

How To Reach

Khandwa Junction about 70 km from the temple is the nearest railway station. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport is at a distance of 85 km and is the nearest Airport to reach the temple.

5. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple

Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple is in Rameshwaram and is the southernmost of the Jyotirlingas. Here, Lord Rama himself made a Parthiv Shivling and worshipped it before going to Lanka. In the temple, there are two Shivlings. The one made by Sri Ram and the other that was brought from the Himalayas by Hanumanji. There are 22 sacred Kunds within the temple, one for each arrow in Sri Ram’s quiver.

Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

The temple timings for darshan and visiting are from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

How To Reach

Rameshwaram railway station is the nearest station at a distance of about 1.5 km from the temple. The nearest airport is Madurai Airport at a distance of 177 km. Local transport is easily available from there.

6. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is in the Sahyadri ranges, Maharashtra. This temple is within a reserved forest. This is also where the Bhima River originates. An extremely revered religious site, Sant Dnyaneshwar has worshipped here. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is one of the most ancient temples. Devotees mostly attend puja at Bhimashankar for emotion expressing faith and devotion towards Lord Shiva.

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

To visit the temple for darshan the timings are from 4:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

How To Reach

The nearest airport is Pune International Airport about 105 km from the temple. Karjat Junction is the nearest railway station at a distance of 147 km from the temple.

7. Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga temple stands on the banks of the Ganga River in Varanasi. And is of the greatest significance. Kashi is a timeless spiritual destination known as the bestower of ‘Moksha’. Adi Shankaracharya, Paramhans Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Guru Nanak have all visited this temple. After writing the Ramayana, Goswami Tulsidasji first placed it here at the temple.

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

The temple opens for darshan from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

How To Reach

Varanasi Junction which is about 5 km is the nearest railway station to visit the temple. The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport which is about 25 km from the temple.

8. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple is on the banks of the holy Godavari river. Trimbak was the original site of the Kumbh Mela which was later shifted to Nashik, Maharashtra. This Jyotirlinga temple is unique because of its three-faced Linga. Which represents Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Rudra). The Pandavas gave the three crowns to the Lingas here.

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

The temple timings to visit for darshan are from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

How To Reach

Igatpuri Railway Station is the nearest railway station and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest one.

9. Grishneshwar Mahadev Jyotirling Temple

Grishneshwar Jyotirling temple is the smallest of the Jyotirling temples in size. But not in importance. Its location is 1 km from the Ellora caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra tells about its significance as a pilgrimage. The Shivling faces east, and within the temple are figures of the 10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu in red stone. A five-tiered Shikhara testifies to the temple’s timelessness.

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

The temple timings for darshan are from 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM temple is open for darshan.

How To Reach

The nearest railway station to reach the temple is Aurangabad railway station about 34 km from the temple. Aurangabad Airport is about 41 km from the temple is the nearest airport from the temple.

10. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple is a highly revered pilgrimage in Jharkhand. This site is disputed by some. So, Adi Shankaracharya has indicated this location in one of his verses. This is the place where Ravana cut and offered his ten heads to Lord Shiva. Mahadev, pleased with his devotion appeared as ‘Vaidya’. And rejoined the heads and blessed him. Hence, the name is Baidyanath. In Shravan month, the temple overflows with ‘Kanwariyas’ who offer Ganga-Jal to the Lord.

Baidyanath Dham Jyotirlinnga

Temple Timings

The temple timings for darshan and visiting are from 4:00 AM to 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

How To Reach

Jasidh Junction is the nearest station at a distance of about 8 km from the temple. The nearest airport is Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Airport at a distance of 8 km. Local transport is easily available from here.

11. Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Kedarnath Jyotirling in Kedarnath is the highest of the Jyotirlingas. It is near the Mandakini River. The first of the Panch-Kedar, the temple as a pilgrimage goes back to the Mahabharata era. Where the Pandavas built this temple at first as per Skanda Purana. The highest of rewards is doing Puja or Darshan here.

Kedarnath Temple

Temple Timings

The temple timings for darshan are from 4:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

How To Reach

Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railway station to reach Gaurikund and Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport.

12. Dwarka Nageshwar Mahadev Jyotirling Temple

Nageshwar Mahadev Jyotirlinga Temple is near Dwarka, Gujarat. It is a highly revered Jyotirling. Shiv-Purana mentioned this temple. Mahadev appeared to bless a devotee and protect him from demons. An ancient pilgrimage for centuries, Jyotirlinga is in a chamber below ground level. A 25-meter tall statue of Lord Shiva in Padmasana is on the temple premises. Devotees can even perform puja at the temple.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga

Temple Timings

The temple timings are from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

How To Reach

The nearest railway station is Dwarka junction at a distance of 16 km away from the temple. Jamnagar Airport is the nearest one at a distance of 127 km from the temple.

This Shravan month visit the Jyotirlinga to take a blessing from lord Shiva. Want to know more about the Jyotirlinga temples, stay option at the pilgrimage site or do a puja at Temples. you can get many options for accommodation and puja at affordable prices from YatraDham.Org.

Kinjal Jesani
Kinjal Jesani is a travel blogger acknowledging you about the India's pilgrimage site. Get ready for a knowing about a mysterious temple to a popular pilgrimage site with her. Thanks!

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8 months ago

Nice information

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Romil Bansiwala
2 years ago

Jai Shree Mahankal Om Namah Shivay

Romil Bansiwal
3 years ago

Om Namah Shivay . Smile Shiva Smile World

Romil Bansiwal
3 years ago

Itane achhe roopme shankar bhagwan ke photo sahajane ke liye dhanywad. om namah shivay

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