12 Jyotirlinga Yatra

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Lord Shiva is called a Jyotirlinga Lord Shiva is called a Jyotirlinga
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A devotional object that represents the Almighty Lord Shiva is called a Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam. Basically, the Jyotirlingas are a set of twelve Shiva temples. These are spread all over India and are considered the holiest by Shiva devotees. ‘Jyoti’ means ‘radiance’ and ‘lingam’ means a ‘mark’ or a ‘sign’ of Shiva. The pineal gland is also a symbol of it. Thus, the meaning of Jyotirlinga is The Radiant Sign of the Almighty. It is an old belief that Lord Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night of the Aridra Nakshatra. And hence the Jyotirlinga holds so much of significance.

  • No. of Places to be visited : 12

  • Total Distance : 9632 KM

  • Best Season to visit : Sept to Feb


12 Jyotirlinga Yatra Map

Significance

The true essence of the greatness and auspiciousness of the Jyotirlingas is sung in the Puranas with utmost reverence. All the sins or unacceptable actions are eliminated by reciting the name of Lord. For those who attain the Sadhaka level, calmness and purity become their characteristics. He gets illuminated and enlightened by indulging himself in the supreme knowledge that’s imparted. There is no distinguishing feature as such, but it is rightly believed that a person can see these lingas as columns of fire piercing through the earth after he reaches a higher level of spiritual attainment.

History

    As per the mythological stories, the Shivapurana says that once there was an argument between Brahma and Vishnu regarding the supremacy of creation. To resolve this, Shiva produced a test according to which all the three worlds got pierced and emerged as a huge endless pillar of light, the Jyotirlinga. To search for the end of the lighted portion, both Brahma and Vishnu went upwards and downwards respectively. To shine out, Brahma lied to the lord that he had found the end and Vishnu put the reality forward. Then lord Shiva emerged as a second pillar and cursed Brahma for lying and said that only Vishnu will be worshipped till the end of eternity! All the twelve Jyotirlingas have their own manifestations of Lord Shiva.

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    • Pune
    Trimbakeshwar Temple
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 239 KM 4 h 28 min
    From Bhimashankar: 428 KM 7 h 57 min
    From Ghrishneshwar: 215 KM 3 h 47 min
    Shortest TripPune-Trimbakeshwar-Ghrishneshwar-Bhimashankar-Pune Minimum Duration15 h 20 min Minimum Distance819 KM
    Ghrishneshwar Temple
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 257 KM 4 h 57 min
    From Bhimashankar: 294 KM 4 h 51 min
    From Trimbakeshwar: 215 KM 3 h 44 min
    Bhimashankar Temple
    Distance Time
    From Pune: 110 KM 2 h 36 min
    From Trimbakeshwar: 428 KM 7 h 57 min
    From Ghrishneshwar: 294 KM 4 h 57 min
    • Pune
    • 13 Hours
    • 17 Hours
    • 02 Hours
    • 968.20
    • Rajkot
    Somnath Temple
    Distance Time
    From Rajkot: 227 KM 3 h 37 min
    From Nageshvara Jyotirlinga: 250 KM 4 h 24 min
    Shortest TripRajkot-Nageshwar-Somnath-Rajkot Minimum Duration15 h 06 min Minimum Distance896 KM
    Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Temple
    Distance Time
    From Rajkot: 221 KM 3 h 54 min
    From Somnath Temple: 250 KM 4 h 24 min
    • Rajkot
    • 10 Hours
    • 15 Hours
    • 03 Hours
    • 592
    • Indore
    Mahakaleshwar Temple
    Distance Time
    From Indore: 56 KM 0 h 55 min
    From Omkareshwar: 134 KM 2 h 23 min
    Shortest TripIndore-Omkareshwar-Mahakaleshwar-Indore Minimum Duration4 h 45 min Minimum Distance267 KM
    Omkareshwar Temple
    Distance Time
    From Indore: 78 KM 1 h 28 min
    From Mahakaleshwar: 134 KM 2 h 23 min
    • Indore
    • 16 Hours
    • 21 Hours
    • 03 Hours
    • 945.40
    • Varanasi
    Kashi Vishwanath Temple
    Distance Time
    From Varanasi: 5.50 KM 10 min
    Shortest TripVaranasi-Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Varanasi Minimum Duration0 h 21 min Minimum Distance11 KM
    • Varanasi
    • 13 Hours
    • 21 Hours
    • 03 Hours
    • 891
    • Dehradun
    Kedarnath Temple
    Distance Time
    From Dehradun: 239 KM 4 h 08 min
    Shortest TripDehradun-Kedarnath-Dehradun Minimum Duration9 h 27 min Minimum Distance507 KM
    • Dehradun
    • 17 Hours
    • 20 Hours
    • 03 Hours
    • 1140
    • Patna
    Vaidyanath Temple
    Distance Time
    From Patna: 299 KM 5 h 08 min
    Shortest TripPatna-Deogragh-Patna Minimum Duration9 h 00 min Minimum Distance492 KM
    • Patna
    • 25 Hours
    • 34 Hours
    • 04 Hours
    • 1479
    • Hyderabad
    Mallikarjuna Swami Temple
    Distance Time
    From Hyderabad: 173 KM 3 h 50 min
    Shortest TripHyderabad-Srisalim-Hyderabad Minimum Duration8 h 00 min Minimum Distance425 KM
    • Hyderabad
    • 15 Hours
    • 15 Hours
    • 03 Hours
    • 1003
    • Madurai
    Rameshwarm Temple
    Distance Time
    From Madurai: 173 KM 3 h 07 min
    Shortest TripMadurai-Rameshwaram-Madurai Minimum Duration6 h 15 min Minimum Distance337 KM

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