According to the Hindu mythology the god of destruction, lord Shiva revered as one of the most powerful god among others. Shiva is worshipped in the form of a lingam. Among all the shrines of Shiva in the world there are only 62 jyotirlingas are there in the world and among the 62 the 12 is regarded as the holiest of all. The jyotirlingas can be defined as “the shaft of light”. Though appearance is not different from other shrines of lord Shiva but it is told that these jyotirlingas can be seen as the pillar of fire piercing through the earth when a man attained supreme level of spiritual attainment. That is why visiting those shrines of radiant manifestation of the almighty Shiva is regarded as very pious in Hindu religion.
Places where the 11 jyotirlingas situated
Among all the 11 jyotirlingas is the most visited among all and thousands of pilgrims every year thronged to these places to experience the shrines of the supreme god Shiva. The most popular 11 jyotirlingas are scattered in all over India. They are located in
- Somnath in Gujarat
- Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andra Pradesh
- Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh
- Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh
- Kedarnath in Himalayas
- Bhimashankar in Maharashtra
- Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
- Triambakeshwar in Maharashtra
- Parali Vaijanath Jyotirlingain Maharashtra
- Aundha Nagnath at Aundha Nagnath in Maharashtra
- Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu
Convenient ways to visit the 11 jyotirlingas
India is a vast country and it can take several years to visit all the jyotirlingas scattered in every parts of this vast country, starting from the Himalayas to the down south in Rameswaram. So to eradicate the distance barrier and experience the holy shrines of lord Shiva, one can take the help of 11 jyotirlinga yatra Packages conducted by various tour companies here and experience the one of the most pious journey of Hindu religion. It is considered that the instead of visiting 62 jyotirlingas, 11 Jyotirling Yatra India, can also give a pilgrim same kind of amazement, as this 11 is the most revered and pious among all. Several travel companies are there those who offer different kinds of custom packages to visit the holy shrines. One can easily book 11 jyotirlinga yatra Packages from the company’s web site according to the preference of time and can enjoy a very comfortable and safe journey.
Time to visit
Travel companies offer package tours to these destinations throughout the year and one can go there any point of time he wished to but to visit kedernath temple, it is always advisable to take up the journey in time of summer.
Significance of the journey
The manifestation of the jyotirlinga of lord Shiva happened in the night of the Aridra Nakshatra and the god of destruction declared that he will always be there where his jyotirlingas will be. So, according to the Hindu mythological believes if anybody visits the 11 jyotirlingas in life, he will get the blessings of the god and it is similar to experience the radiance of the holy god Maheswara.