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Jyotirlingas from Shiva Purana:

Sri Shiva The Jyotirlingas (literally Lingams of Light) are 12 sacred places where Lord Shiva manifested in response to ardent prayers of devotees, and thereafter made that place His abode on the request of those devotees. Lord Shiva is now worshipped in each of these places in temples. The references to Jyotirlingas are available in Shiva Mahapurana, Linga Purana and other puranas. The Jyotirlingas are spread throughout India, from Kedarnath in the north, Rameshwaram in the south, Somnath in the west and Vaidyanath in the east. The Jyotirlingas are located in varied natural landscapes - Kedarnath in the Himalayas, Somnath and Rameshwaram in the sea coast, Nageshwara and Bhimashankar in the forest, Narmada on river island and so on. Thus these Jyotirlingas define a part of the sacred geography of Bharatavarsha. Read Dwadasa Jyotirlingani sloka in sanskrit.

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Somnath Jyotirlinga:

Somnath Jyotirlinga Sri Somnath Jyotirlinga, Prabhasa Kshetra, near Veraval, Saurashtra, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat Sri Somnath Jyotirlinga, Prabhasa Kshetra, near Veraval, Saurashtra, Gir Somnath, Gujarat
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in the Prabhasa Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra (Gujarat Coastal Plain).

    - Meditation:
    • I meditate on the coast of Saurashtra where the Somnath Jyotirlinga is located.
      (Mentioned as Prabhasa Kshetra in Shiva Purana)
    • Where Chandra Deva is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva for six months with Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra to get cured of his disease (due to the curse of Daksha).
    • Where Lord Shiva gave darshan to Chandra Deva and relieved him from his curse.
    • I meditate on the Shiva Lingam of the Somnath Jyotirlinga.
    • I meditate on the Chandra Kunda of the temple which is said to relieve one from incurable diseases.
    • Om Jai Sri Someshwara - Om Jai Sri Someshwara - Om Jai Sri Someshwara.
    - The Legend - Worship of Lord Shiva by Chandra Deva: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva relieved the curse of Chandra Deva in this place. Chandra Deva was afflicted with Kshaya Roga (disease of consumption) when Daksha cursed him for showing special love to only one of his wife (Rohini) and neglecting the others. Chandra Deva performed tapas for six months in Prabhasa Kshetra with Mrityunjaya Mantra to get rid of his disease and got the darshan of Lord Shiva. At the request of the devas, Shiva stayed in Prabhasa Kshetra as Someshwara (Somnath Jyotirlinga).
    Read about Somnath Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana

    Somnath Jyotirlinga is located in the Gir Somnath district of Gujarat.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga:

    Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Sri Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga, Srisailam, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh Sri Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga, Srisailam, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh
  • Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in Srisailam in the Nallamalai hills (Andhra Pradesh Ghats).

    - Meditation:
    • I meditate on the Srisailam Nallamalai mountain forest where the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is located.
      (Mentioned as Krauncha mountain in Shiva Purana)
    • Where Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati are said to have come to meet their son Kumara.
    • And where Shiva - Parvati then abided in the form of a Jyoti.
    • Which is also a Shakti Peetha known as the Srishaila Shakti Peetha, where Devi's Griva (Neck) is said to have fallen.
    • And where the Devi is known as Mahalakshmi and the Bhairava is called Sambarananda.
    • Om Jai Sri Mallikarjuna - Om Jai Sri Mallikarjuna - Om Jai Sri Mallikarjuna.
    - The Legend - Visit of Shiva-Parvati: According to Shiva Purana, Shiva-Parvati came here to meet their son Kumara. Kumara had earlier left Kailasha and gone to Krauncha mountain after he was defeated in a game by Ganesha. Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati came to Krauncha mountain to see Kumara and abided there in the form of a Jyoti.
    Read about Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana

    Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga:

    Sri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh Sri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh
  • Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in Avanti or Ujjain (Malwa Plateau).

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by devotee Veda Priya: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva protected Veda Priya from demon Dushana in this place. Demon Dushana after getting a boon started tormenting the people. Veda Priya was a very noble brahmin living in the city of Avanti. When demon Dushana started tormenting the brahmanas in Avanti, Veda Priya and other brahmanas took refuge of Lord Shiva and worshipped a Parthiva Linga. Lord Shiva manifested in the terrible form of Mahakala and destroyed demon Dushana with a humkara. At the request of the brahmanas, Lord Shiva stayed in Avanti in the form of Mahakaleshwar.

    Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is located in the Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh.
    - Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga:

    Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Sri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh Sri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh
  • Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in Omkareshwar on the bank of river Narmada (Narmada Trough between the Vindhya and Satpura range on the south of Malwa Plateau).

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Vindhya mountain: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva granted a boon to Vindhya mountain in this place. Vindhya mountain had performed a penance to get a boon to grow at his will (to surpass the Sumeru mountain). At the request of the devas and sages, Lord Shiva stayed there in the form of a Jyotirlinga. The earlier Linga Omkara became of two forms. Shiva abided in the Omkara Linga and came to be known as Omkara Shiva. Shiva also abided in the Parthiva Linga and came to be known as Parameshwara.

    Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is located in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh.
    - Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Kedarnath Jyotirlinga:

    Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Sri Kedarnath Jyotirlinga, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand Sri Kedarnath Jyotirlinga, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand
  • Kedarnath Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in the Himalayas (Uttarakhand Himalayas).

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Nara and Narayana: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva gave darshan to Nara and Narayana (two incarnations of Hari) in this place. They worshipped Lord Shiva in a Parthiva Linga. When Shiva gave darshan to them they requested him to abide there so that they can worship him. At their request, Lord Shiva stayed there in the form of Kedareshwar (Kedarnath Jyotirlinga).

    Kedarnath Jyotirlinga is located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.
    - Kedarnath Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga:

    Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Sri Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Pune district, Maharashtra Sri Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Pune district, Maharashtra
  • Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in the Sahyadri hills (Maharashtra Ghats) near the origin of river Bhima.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by king Sudakshina: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva protected king Sudakshina (king of Kamarupa) from demon Bhima in this place. Demon Bhima after receiving a boon became very powerful and defeated the devas. Thereafter he imprisoned king Sudakshina who was a great devotee of Shiva. King Sudakshina made a Parthiva Linga and worshipped Lord Shiva in the prison. When demon Bhima tried to harm him, Lord Shiva manifested in the form of Bhimeshwar and killed demon Bhima. At the request of the gods and sages, Lord Shiva stayed there in the form of Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga.

    Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra.
    - Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Vishwanath Jyotirlinga:

    Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Sri Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, Kasi or Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Sri Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, Kasi or Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Vishwanath Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in Kashi or Varanasi (in Middle Ganga Plain) on the bank of river Ganga.

    - Created by Lord Shiva: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva himself created Kashi and held it on his trident. Lord Vishnu had performed tapas in this place for a long time during the creation of this kshetra on the instruction of Shiva. Shiva himself established the Avimukta Swayambhu Linga in this kshetra on the tip of his trident, and then placed the Kashika kshetra from his trident in the mortal world. Kashi does not get destroyed even after a day of Brahma. At that time, Shiva holds it on his trident.

    Vishwanath Jyotirlinga is located in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh.
    - Vishwanath Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga:

    Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga Sri Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Nashik district, Maharashtra Sri Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Nashik district, Maharashtra
  • Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in the Brahmagiri hills (Maharashtra Plateau).

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by sage Gautama: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva gave darshan to Gautam Rishi in this place, and released the Gautami Ganga (Godavari) here (from his matted hairs). Earlier Gautam Rishi was falsely accused of killing a cow by some brahmanas. The brahmanas told Gautam Rishi to atone the sin by bringing Ganga in that place. Gautam Rishi worshipped Lord Shiva in a Parthiva Linga in Brahmagiri hills. Lord Shiva gave darshan to him and told him about the false accusation by the brahmanas. At the request of the rishi, Lord Shiva made the water of Ganga flow down in Brahmagiri hills which came to be known as Gautami Ganga (Godavari). Also at the request of the rishi and gods, Lord Shiva abided there as Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga.

    Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga is located in the Nashik district of Maharashtra.
    - Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga:

    Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga Sri Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Deogarh district, Jharkhand & Parli, Maharashtra Sri Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Deogarh district, Jharkhand Sri Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Parli, Maharashtra Baijnath Temple, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
  • Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva identified with three places - Baidyanath Dham or Babadham in Deogarh (Chhotanagpur Plateau), Parli Vaidyanath in Parli (Maharashtra Plateau) and Baijnath near Palampur (Himachal Himalayas).

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Ravana: According to Shiva Purana, the Atma Linga of Lord Shiva got fixed in this place which was carried by Ravana to Lanka. Ravana had performed severe tapas in Kailasha and offered his nine heads to Lord Shiva. When he was about to offer his tenth head, Shiva gave him darshan and a Shiva Lingam to take to Lanka. However Lord Shiva told him that wherever the Shiva Lingam is placed on the ground, it will get fixed there. While carrying the Shiva Lingam to Lanka, Ravana felt a great urge to ease himself due to Shiva Maya. Seeing a cowherd boy, he gave the Linga to hold for sometime. But the cowherd boy was unable to hold the Linga for long and placed it on the ground. The Linga got fixed there and came to be known as Vaidyanatheshwar (Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga).

    Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga is identified with three places - Baidyanath Dham or Babadham in Deogarh district of Jharkhand, Parli Vaidyanath in Beed district of Maharashtra and Baijnath in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
    - Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Nageshwar Jyotirlinga:

    Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Sri Nageshwara Jyotirlinga, Dwarka district, Gujrat & Hingoli district, Maharashtra & Almora district, Uttarakhand Sri Nageshwara Jyotirlinga, Dwarka district, Gujrat Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga, Hingoli district, Maharashtra Jageshwar Mahadev Temple, Almora district, Uttarakhand
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva identified with three places - Nageshwar in Saurashtra (Gujarat Coastal Plain), Aundh Nagnath in Hingoli (Maharashtra Plateau) and Jageshwar in Almora (Uttarakhand Himalayas).

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by devotee Supriya: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva protected his devotee Supriya (a vaishya or of merchant class) from demon Daruka in this place. Once when Supriya and other merchants were out in the sea for business, demon Daruka captured their boats and imprisoned them. Supriya worshipped Lord Shiva in a Parthiva Linga inside the prison. When demon Daruka tried to harm him, Lord Shiva appeared and gave him a Pashupata astra by which he killed all the demons. Lord Shiva thereafter stayed in Daruka vana to protect his devotees in future.

    Nageshwar Jyotirlinga identified with three places - Nageshwar in the Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat, Aundh Nagnath in the Hingoli district of Maharashtra and Jageshwar in Almora district of Uttarakhand.
    - Nageshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Rameshwar Jyotirlinga:

    Rameshwar Jyotirlinga Sri Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu Sri Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu
  • Rameshwar Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located in Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu Coastal Plain).

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Sri Rama: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva appeared before Sri Rama in this place and gave him the blessing of victory against Ravana (who was also a great devotee of Shiva). Sri Rama worshipped Lord Shiva in this place in a Parthiva Linga with sixteen types of ritualistic worships, and prayed to him with great devotion to bless him for victory against Ravana. Lord Shiva gave him darshan and the blessing of victory. At the request of Sri Rama, Lord Shiva stayed there in the form of Rameshwar Jyotirlinga.

    Rameshwar Jyotirlinga is located in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Rameshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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    Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga:

    Sri Grishneshwar or Ghushmeshwara Jyotirlinga, Aurangabad district, Maharashtra
  • Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva located near Aurangabad (Maharashtra Plateau).

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by devotee Ghushma: According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva brought back to life the dead son of Ghushma in this place. Sudeha, the elder sister of Ghushma had killed her son out of jealousy as she herself could not bear a child. Ghushma was a great devotee of Shiva. She worshipped Lord Shiva daily by making one hundred and one Shiva Lingas, worshipped them, and then consigned them in a nearby lake. On the day when her son was killed, Ghushma remained unperturbed and continued to worship Shiva. She said that the one who has given the boy will also protect him. When she consigned the Shiva Lingas in the lake as usual, she found that her son was standing on the bank of the lake. At the request of Ghushma, Lord Shiva stayed there in the form of Grishneshwar or Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga.

    Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra.
    - Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra

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