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Somnath

Somnath Jyotirlinga, Saurashtra, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat Somnath Jyotirlinga, Saurashtra, Gir Somnath district, GujaratMeditation: I meditate on the Somanatha Jyotirlinga at Prabhasa Kshetra where Chandradeva performed penance (chanting the Mrityunjaya Mantra) to get relieved of his disease of consumption due to the curse of Daksha. Lord Shiva appeared before him and relieved him of his curse.
(Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita - 14)

(A) Somnath - Greatness:

Jyotirlinga: The Somnath temple of Saurashtra is a Jyotirlinga identified with the Somanatha Jyotirlinga mentioned in the Shiva Purana.

Chandradeva performing penance: According to legend, Chandradeva performed penance here worshipping Lord Shiva (by chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra crores of times), to get relieved of his disease of consumption due to the curse of Daksha.

Lord Shiva appearing here: Lord Shiva gave darshan to Chandradeva and relieved him from his curse. Thereafter on the request of the Devas, Lord Shiva abided here as Somanatha Jyotirlinga.

(B) Somnath - From Shiva Purana:

Read the full story of Somanatha Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita - 14.

(C) Somnath - Location:

• Somnath temple is located in the Gir Somnath district of Gujarat.


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