Top 12 Famous Non Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva in India

There are only twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines in India mentioned in the Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva temples named as Jageshwar Temple Uttarakhand, Aundha Nagnath Temple Maharashtra, Ghushmeshwar Temple Rajasthan and Vaijnath Temple, Parali in Maharashtra are also considered to be one of the Jyotirlinga. Famous Lord Shiva temples are Bhoramdeo Temple Chhattisgarh, Kandariya Mahadev Temple Khajuraho,Bhavnath Mahadev Temple Gujarat,Koteshwar Mahadev Temple Rudraprayag, Tarakeshwar Temple West Bengal,Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna,Muktesvara Temple Bhubaneshwar, Bhojeshwar temple Bhojpur,Daksheswara Mahadev Temple Haridwar, Jambukeswarar Temple Tiruchirapalli and Kotilingeshwara Temple Karnataka.

Jageshwar Temple, Uttarakhand

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Jageshwar Temple of Uttarakhand state is believed to carry the Nagesh Jyotirlinga dedicated to Shiva, in the Jataganga river valley near a Deodar forest in Almora district. Jageshwar Mahadev,Dandeshwar Shiva and Mahamritunjaya Mahadev are few more Lord Shiva temple in the Jageshwar temple complex.

Aundha Nagnath Temple, Maharashtra

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Aundha Nagnath Temple is an ancient Shiva temple, considered to be one of the Jyotirlinga, located at Aundha Nagnath in Hingoli district of Maharashtra. The temple is supposed to be the eighth of the twelve jyotirlingas in India, an important place of pilgrimage in Maharashtra.Image Source:ghumakkar

Ghushmeshwar Temple, Rajasthan

Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the twelfth Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana and believed as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga on the earth. The temple is located near the famous Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan.

Brihadeeswara Temple, Tamil Nadu

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The Brihadeeswarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is an important example of Tamil architecture and one of the largest temples in India. Temple is popularly known as the Big Temple located in the city of Thanjavur and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Great Living Chola Temples of India.

Lingaraja Temple, Odisha

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The Lingaraj Temple is dedicated to Harihara, a form of Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in Bhubaneswar and one of the major tourist attractions of the state. Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar and the most prominent landmark of the city.

Mahabaleshwar Temple, Karnataka

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The Mahabaleshwar Temple at Gokarna, located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka is considered as pious as the Shiva temple at Varanasi hence is known as the Dakshin Kasi. The temple is located on the shores of the Karwar coast of the Arabian Sea and Atmalinga or Shiva Linga is placed here by Ravana while he carried it from Mount Kailash.Image Source:happytrips

Srikalahasti Temple, Andhra Pradesh

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Srikalahasti Temple is located in the town of Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh and one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India. The temple of Srikalahasti is famous for its Vayu linga, one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams and considered as the Kailash of the South.

Vaijnath Temple, Maharashtra

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Parali Vaidhyanath JyotirLinga Temple is one of the jyotirlings, lord Shiva’s most powerful places in India. The temples host one of the biggest fair in Maharashtra on Mahashivratri,situated in the Beed district of the state of Maharashtra.

Thillai Nataraja Temple, Tamil Nadu

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Thillai Nataraja Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the town of Chidambaram and known as the foremost of all temples. Chidambaram is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams, the holiest Shiva temples each representing one of the five classical elements.

Tungnath Temple, Uttarakhand

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Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in India and the world and is one of the five Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Uttarakhand. Tungnath temple is an ancient temple and the highest Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Shore Temple, Tamil Nadu

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The Shore Temple is a structural temple built with blocks of granite and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Shore Temple is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.

Murudeshwara Temple, Karnataka

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Murudeshwar is another name of the Hindu god Shiva and the town is famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue known as Statue of great Lord Shiva. Murudeshwar Temple also has one of the tallest temple tower called Gopuram in South India. Image Source:trekearth