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Jyotirlingas

Jyotirlingas of Shiva:

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  1. Somanatha Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 14) - Prabhasa Kshetra
    • Where Lord Shiva relieved the curse of Chandra Deva (given by Daksha)
    • Somnath (Gir Somnath district, Gujarat)
  2. Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 15) - Krauncha mountain
    • Where Shiva and Parvati came to see their son Kumara and abided as Jyoti
    • Mallikarjun (Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh)
  3. Mahakaleshwara Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 16) - Avanti
    • Where Lord Shiva protected devotee Veda Priya and brahmanas from demon Dushana
    • Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh)
  4. Omkareshwara Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 18) - Omkareshwar
    • Where Lord Shiva granted boon to Vindhya mountain
    • Omkareshwar (Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh)
  5. Kedarnatha Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 19) - Badaryashrama
    • Where Lord Shiva granted boon to devotees Nara and Narayana and abided in that place for their worship
    • Kedarnath (Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand)
  6. Bhimashankara Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 20) - Kamarupa
    • Where Lord Shiva protected devotee Sudakshina from the atrocities of demon Bhima
    • Bhimashankar (Pune district, Maharashtra)
  7. Vishwanatha Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 22) - Kashi
    • Where Lord Shiva established Kashi in the mortal world by placing it from his trident
    • Vishwanath (Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh)
  8. Tryambakeshwara Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 24) - Brahmagiri mountain
    • Where Lord Shiva relieved sage Gautama from the false accusation of brahmanas and released river Ganga (Gautami Ganga or Godavari) from his matted hairs
    • Tryambakeshwar (Nashik district, Maharashtra)
  9. Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 28)
    • Where the Shiva Linga given by Lord Shiva to Ravana got fixed while carrying to Lanka
    • Baidyanath Dham (Deogarh district, Jharkhand)
    • Parli Vaijnath (Beed district, Maharashtra)
    • Baijnath (Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh)
  10. Nageshwara Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 29) - Darukavana
    • Where Lord Shiva protected devotee Supriya from the atrocities of demon Daruka
    • Nageshwar (Devbhoomi Dwaraka district, Gujarat)
    • Aundha Nagnath (Hingoli district, Maharashtra)
    • Jageshwar (Almora district, Uttarakhand)
  11. Rameshwara Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 31) - Southern sea shore
    • Where Lord Shiva granted the boon to Sri Rama for victory against Ravana
    • Rameshwaram (Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu)
  12. Grishneshwara Jyotirlinga (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 32) - Shivalaya
    • Where Lord Shiva revived the son of devotee Ghushma who was killed by his step-mother
    • Grishneshwar (Aurangabad district, Maharashtra)

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