20 Traditional Lord Shiva Jyotirlinga Temples in India

As per the Shiva Purana Twelve Jyotirlingas shrines of Lord Shiva are Somnath in Gujarat,Mallikarjuna at Shrishailam, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain,Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Uttrakhand, Bhimashankar at Pune, Kashi Viswanath at Varanasi,Tryambakeshwar at Nashik,Baidyanath Dham Deoghar, Nageshvara in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameshwaram in Tamil Naduand and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad.

However there are few more Lord Shiva famous temples which are said to be Jyotirlinga temples such as Vaidhyanath JyotirLinga Temple at Parali,Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga Temple in Hingoli, Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Rajasthan,Baijnath temple at Himachal Pradesh and Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Temple at Jageshwar,Uttarakhand. According to Sivapuran Bhimshankar temple is situated near Guwahati in Assam and another Bhimshankar Temple at Bhimpur of Odisha is debated as one of the Jyotirling.

Other most famous Lord Shiva Temples of India are Brihadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur,Shore Temple Mamallapuram, Bhojesvar Shiva Temple Bhojpur, Lingaraja Temple Bhubaneshwar, Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna,Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple Karnataka and Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga in Omkareswar.

Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple, Gujarat


Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple is the first of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva in India and an important pilgrimage and tourist spot on the western coast of Gujarat.

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is situated deep in the forest at Srisailam in South India of Andhra Pradesh. The Temple is also listed as one of the 18 Maha Sakti Peetha in India.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Madhya Pradesh


Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is the most famous Jyotirlinga temple, located in ancient city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. The temple complex is also revered as one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peetham.

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Madhya Pradesh


Omkareshwar Jyothirling Temple is one of two Jyotirlinga Temple in Madhya Pradesh and Mamleshwar in Omkareshwar is known to be another Jyotirlinga Temple on the bank of Narmada river.

Baidyanath Dham Jyotirlinga Temple, Jharkhand

Baidyanath Dham Jyotirlinga Temple also known as Baba Baidyanath dham is the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. The Jyotirlinga temple is located in Deoghar and the complex has 22 temples of different Gods and Goddesses.

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, Maharashtra


Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is famous for Nagara style of architecture,located in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. The other Jyotirlinga temples in Maharashtra are Parli Vaidyanath, Aundha Nagnath Temple in Hingoli, Grishneshwar in Aurangabad and Trimbakeshwara in Nashik.

Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga Temple,  Tamil Nadu

Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga Temple or Ramanathaswamy Temple has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India. The Ramanathaswamy Temple located in a island town of Rameswaram and one of the four pilgrimage sites in India.

Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Temple, Gujrat

Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Temple is located in the Dwarka city and among the most holy places in Dwaraka outside the Dwarkadhish temple. The Nageshvara Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana.

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple, Uttar Pradesh

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the most famous temples of Lord Shiva and the holiest sites for the Hindus. The temple is situated on the bank of the holy river Ganga in Varanasi.

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Maharashtra


Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the holy places and the most famous temple of Lord Shiva in Maharashtra state. Trimbakeshwar is one of the four Jyotirlinga temple of Lord Shiva in Maharashtra.

Kedareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Uttrakhand

Kedareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple or Kedarnath Temple is situated high in the Garhwal Himalayan range of Uttarakhand. The Kedarnath Jyotirlinga temple is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Maharashtra

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is believed as the Last or the 12th Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva, mentioned in Shiva Purana. The temple is located close to the Ellora caves in Aurangabad, The Tourism Capital of Maharashtra.

Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Temple, Uttarakhand

The temples at Jageshwar in Almora district of Uttarakhand is believed to carry the Nagesh Jyotirlinga. Jageshwar is the place of one of the Dwadasa Jyotirlingas in the forest of Deodar.

Vaijnath JyotirLinga Temple, Maharashtra

Vaijnath JyotirLinga Temple also known as Parli Vaidyanath Temple is identified as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva. Parli Vaijnath Temple is situated in the Beed district of Maharashtra.

Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga Temple, Maharashtra


Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga Temple is also considered to be one of the Jyotirlinga shrine of Lord Shiva,located at Hingoli district. The truely beautiful and magnificient Aundha Nagnath Temple is a must visit pilgrim centre in Maharashtra.

Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Rajasthan

Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga is believed as the twelfth Jyotirlinga on earth as mentioned in the Shiva Purana,located near Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan.

Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Madhya Pradesh

Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Omkareshwar is one of the two most famous Lord Shiva temple in Madhya Pradesh. Amreshwar or Mamaleshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas,located on the opposite bank of Narmada river.

Bhimeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Assam

Bhimeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is situated on the Mountain Brahmapur district Kamrup of Assam. The Bhimeswar Dwadas Jyotirlinga Dham is also referred as the Dwadas Jyotirlinga.

Moteshwar Mahadev Jyotirlingam Temple, Uttarakhand

Moteshwar Mahadev Temple also known as Shree Bheem Shankar Mahadev Jyotirlingam Temple is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. The abobe of Lord Shiva in Kashipur has full face as a Jyotirlingam known as Bheem Shankar.

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, Orissa

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is believed to be one among the 12 Jyotirlingam of Lord Shiva, situated in the western part of the holy Mahendragiri mountains in Orissa,on the Mahendratanaya river in Bhimpur.

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