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What is the difference between a Shiva temple and a Jyotirlinga?

What is a Shiva Temple? Shiva Temples are specially designed places of worship where the presiding deity is Lord Shiva in the form of a Linga. What is a Linga? Linga is an aniconic representation ...
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What is the story of Kasi Vishwanatha Jyotirlinga?

The Greatness of Kasi (Varanasi) and Kasi Vishwanatha Temple are described in many Puranas. Kasi is known as Avimukta Kshetra. Chapter 22 of Kotirudra Samhita of Shiva Purana describes the origin of ...
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What is the story of Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga?

Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva in Linga form during the Setubandha event and Lord Shiva established himself as Jyoti Swarupa there and that Linga became popular as Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga. ...
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What is the story of Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga?

The stories of all jyotirlingas are described in KotiRudraSamhita of Shiva Mahapurana. Chapter 15 of same Samhita describes the story of Sri Mallikarjuna or Malleswara in detail. After going around ...
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Which one is a Jyotirlinga "Omkareshwar" or "Mamleshwar"

Omkareswara is the 4th one among the total 12 Jyotirlingams. It is situated in Shivapuri or Mamaleswara, a place in Madhya Pradesh. Refer to the "Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotram" found here: ...
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What is the difference between a Shiva temple and a Jyotirlinga?

Difference Yes there is a difference between a Lord Shiva temple and a Jyotirling. It is said that Lord Shiva himself is present there at all 12 Jyotirlings where as in temples we do establishment( ...
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What is the story of Ghushmeshwara Jyotirlinga?

The story of Ghušamesvara,the twelfth Jyotirlińga is described in detail in Chapter 32 and 33 of Koti Rudra Samhita of Shiva Mahapurana. In Northern region near Devagiri hill, there lived a Brahmana ...
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What is the story of Kedarnath Jyotirlinga?

Nara-Narayana were two prominent sages, who were sons of Yama and previous births of Arjuna and Krishna respectively. They lived in Badrikashrama and they were known for their fight with ...
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What is the story of Trayambakeshwara Jyotirlinga?

Triyamabakeswara Jyotirlinga is related to origin of River Godavari, Rishi Gautama and Ganga River. Shiva Linga here has faces of 3 Gods of Hindu Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara and thus Shiva ...
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What is the story of Somanath Jyotirlinga?

Somnatha Jyotirlinga is first of the Jyotirlingas on Earth (Bhooloka). Story of Somesvara is described in detail in both Shiva Mahapurana and Skanda Maha Purana. This is how Chapter 14 of RudraSamhita ...
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Bhasma-Aarti at Mahakaleshwar temple Ujjain

Well trying to answer some of your questions from what I have read: Bhasma Aarti at Mahakaleshwar One of the most important rituals of Mahakaleshwar is Bhasma Aarti. The temple opens in the morning ...
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4 of 12 Jyotirlinga are in Maharashtra ; please confirm?

Vaidyanātha Jyōtirliṅga Chapter 1 of the Koṭirudra Saṃhitā of the Shiva Purana places the Linga in a cremation ground or citābhūmi (and alternatively at a place called parali): वैद्यनाथं चिताभूमौ - ...
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What is the significance of jyotirlinga?

The significance is that all the 12 Jyotirlingas are Swayambhu or self- manifested or self- existent. They are not man made or krittima. So, they represent Lord Shiva fully. And their greatness is ...
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What is the story of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga?

The following are the two stories about Mahakaleswara told in the Koti Rudra Samhita of Siva Maha Purana taken from here. Origin of Mahakaleshwar Linga The sages said: — O Suta, you know ...
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Is it true that there is some Jyotirling that still floats on air?

It was in Somnath at Gujarat.It floats due to smart use of construction materials.It does not float anymore due to destruction caused by Islamic invaders. @Vineet Menon You can find a brief ...
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What is the story of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga?

Shree Nageshwar Joytirlinga Temple or Nagnath Temple is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat state of (India). In this ...
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What is the chronological order of appearance of Jyotirlingas?

While I have not been able to find any Pauranic reference as answer to this question, we chant the "Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram" which is sung in praise of the twelve Jyotirlingas. It would be ...
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What is the significance of jyotirlinga?

The significance of the Jyotirlingas is described in Chapter 1 of the Koti-Rudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana. The sages ask Suta to describe the glory of the Shivalingas. Suta replies that there are ...
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Which one of Vedas has referred to Dhyanalinga consecrated by Sadhguru?

It seems that it is mentioned in the Rig Veda. From the book Mystic's Musings by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: SEEKER: Sadhguru, has anything ever been written about the science of creating a Dhyanalinga? ...
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What is the story behind the famous Shiva linga of Amarnath, India?

From the Essence of Amarnatha yatra Phala article which is based on Bhringi Samhita of Skanda Purana, Mritustaanagrasat sarvaan Devaabhi sa Vaasavaan, Devaste mrityunaa grastaavya kulaahyabhavam ...
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What is the location of Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga?

The location of the Vaidyanath Jyothirlinga is said to be at 3 places, not two. Swift's beautiful answer enumerates them as: 1) Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga - Deogarh: -Baidyanath Dham , Deogarh ...
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What is the story of Bheemshankar Jyotirlinga?

Shree Bhimashankar JyotirLinga temple is the famous Shiva Mahadeva temple of Maharashtra state (India). The temple of Bhima Shankara Jyotirling is built in Hemadpanthi style. It is decorated with ...
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What is the story of Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga?

There are three Shree Shiv Jyotirlinga's with name Vaidyanath in India as - 1) Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga - Deogarh: -Baidyanath Dham  , Deogarh district of Jharkhand. 2) Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga - Parli ...
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What is the story of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga?

Taking your yesterday's suggestion into account, the answer is posted short. The story about Mahakaleswara told in the Koti Rudra Samhita of Siva Maha Purana taken from here. The below is passage is ...
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What is the difference between a Shiva temple and a Jyotirlinga?

Jyotirlings are place where the Shiva appeared when he had created the jyotirlings initially. As the mythology suggest there was a argument between the lord Vishnu and lord Brahma over the supremacy. ...
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Bhasma-Aarti at Mahakaleshwar temple Ujjain

Am not an expert but a avid follower of Shiva, you can refer Sadhguru jaggi vasudev for all the intricate science behind the ash smearing and time significance for the bhasmarti. In following some ...
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What is the material that is present in all the 12 Jyotirlingas that we have?

Across the globe we see Shivalingas appearing don't we consider any of them as Jyotirlingas? The answer was given already in Shiv Puran, O excellent ones, the three worlds consisting of the gods, ...
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What is the material that is present in all the 12 Jyotirlingas that we have?

Well, the most essential "composition material" of a Jyotirliṅga is said to be the presence of God Shiva-Shakti themselves, in the said liṅgam. Also, the twelve Jyotirliṅgas do not ...
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What is the significance of jyotirlinga?

Jyotir Lingam means the Radiant Sign of the Almighty Shiva. No Jyotirlinga was established by us, it was all already established by Lord Shiva himself. Below link will explain you fully, What is the ...
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Which one is a Jyotirlinga "Omkareshwar" or "Mamleshwar"

सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथंच श्री शैले मल्लिकार्जुनम् | उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोंकारममलेश्वरम् || In this verse, Mamleshwar in Omkareshwar region is called Jyotirlinga. Both Omkareshwar and Mamaleshwar are in the ...
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