Welcome, guest. You are not logged in.
Log in or join for free!
Stay logged in
Forgot login details?

Stay logged in

For free!
Get started!

Multimedia gallery

jyotirlinga - Newest pictures

12 Jyotirlinga

१२ ज्योर्तिलिंग

A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam is a devotional object representing the god Shiva. Jyoti means 'radiance' and lingam the 'mark or sign' of Shiva, or a symbol of the pineal gland; Jyotir Lingam thus means the The Radiant sign of The Almighty. There are twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines in India.
It is believed that Lord Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night of the Aridra Nakshatra, thus the special reverence for the Jyotirlinga. There is nothing to distinguish the appearance, but it is 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.

* Somnath - Gujarat
* Nageshvara - Gujarat
* Mallikarjuna - Andhra Pradesh
* Mahakaleshwar - Madhya Pradesh
* Omkareshwar - Madhya Pradesh
* Kedarnath - Uttarakhand
* Bhimashankar - Maharashtra
* Trimbakeshwar - Maharashtra
* Grishneshwar - Maharashtra
* Kashi Vishwanath - Uttar Pradesh
* Vaidyanath - Jharkhand
* Rameshwar - Tamil Nadu

This page:

Help/FAQ | Terms | Imprint
Home People Pictures Videos Sites Blogs Chat