Lord Shiva, The Destroyer, The Transformer, Mahadev, Bholenath Is Known With The Several Names By His Devotees. The Three Trinity Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu And Lord Shiva Are The Primary Aspects Of Divine In Hinduism. Lord Shiva Is The Patron God Of Yoga And Arts. There Are Twelve Most Famous Shiva Temples In India Which Are Considered To Be Jyotirlingas Of Lord Shiva. India Has Most Famous Shiva Temples All Over. Legends Of Lord Shiva Are Also Associated With Shaktipeethas Of Devi Sati. Here Is The List Of Most Famous Shiva Temples In India.....

Umananda-Temple-Guwahati
Umananda Temple, Guwahati

Umananda-Temple-Guwahati
Umananda Temple, Guwahati

Umananda-Temple-Guwahati
Umananda Temple, Guwahati

Omkareshwar-Jyotirlinga
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga


Omkareshwar-Jyotirlinga
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Omkareshwar-Jyotirlinga
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Most Famous Shiva Temples In India

  1. Kashi Vishwanath, Uttar Pradesh- Kashi Vishwanath Temple Is One Of The holiest Shiva Temple And One Of The Twelve Jyotirlinga, Situated InThe Holy City Varanasi (Kashi) (Banaras) At The Western Bank Of The Holy River "Ganga".
  2. Trimbakeshwar, MaharashtraTrimbakeshwar Or Tryambakeshwar Built On The Banks Of Godawari River Is The Most Auspicious And Pious Shiva Temple. The Ancient Hindu Temple In The Town Of Trimbak In Nashik District Of Maharashtra. It Is Amongst Of The Twelve Jyotirlingas. The Temple Consist Of A Holy Pond Kusavarta, A Kunda Which Is The Source Of Godawari River.
  3. Vaidyanath, Deoghar, JharkhandBaidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple, Also Known As Baba Baidyanath Dham And Baidyanath Dham Is One Of The Twelve Jyotirlingas, The Most Sacred Abodes Of Shiva. 
  4. Nageshwar, Dwarka, Gujarat- According To The Shiv Puran Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, One Of The Twelve Jyotirlinga, Is In The Darukavana, Which Is An Ancient Name Of A Forest In India. 
  5. Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga, Tamil NaduRamanathaswamy Temple Is A Hindu Temple Dedicated To The God Shiva Located On Rameswaram Island In The State Of Tamil Nadu, India. It Is Also One Of The Twelve Jyotirlinga Temples. The Presiding Deity, The Lingam Of Ramanathaswamy (Shiva), Is Believed To Have Been Established And Worshiped By Rama, An Avatar Of The God Vishnu, To Absolve The Sins Created During The Ramayana War At Sri Lanka.
  6. Grishneshwar, MaharashtraGhrneshwar Jyotirlinga Or Dhushmeshwar Temple, Is One Of The 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines Mentioned In The Shiva Purana. The Word Ghrneshwar Means "Lord Of Compassion". The Temple Is The Last Or Twelfth Jyotirlinga (Linga Of Light). This Pilgrimage Site Is Located Less Than A Kilometer From Ellora Caves.
  7. Amarnath Temple, KashmirAmarnath Cave, One Of The Holiest Shrines In Hinduism, Is A Hindu Shrine Located In Jammu And Kashmir, India. The Stalagmite Is Formed Due To Freezing Of Water Drops That Fall From The Roof Of The Cave On To The Floor And Grows Up Vertically From The Cave Floor. It Is Considered To Be A Shiva Linga.
  8. Bhimashankar, Maharashtra- Bhīmāshankar Temple Is A Jyotirlinga Shrine Near Pune In The Ghat Region Of The Sahyadri Hills Of India.
  9. Omkareshwar, Madhya PradeshThe Very Famous Jyotirlinga In Khnadwa District Of Madhya Pradesh Enshrines The Two Main Temples Of Lord Shiva, One Omkareshwar Located On The Island And The Other Amreshwar Or Mamleshwar. The Omkareshwar And Mamleshwar Both Are Equally Sacred And Representative Of Jyotirlinga Located Of The Holy River Bank Of Narmada. It Is Said That Once Lord Shiva, Pleased From The Prayers Of Of His Worshipper Mandhata Emerged Here In The Form Of Linga. Due To Emergence Of The Island In The Form Of "Om" This Jyotirlinga Is Named As "Omkareshwar".
  10. Mahakaleshwar, Madhya PradeshOne of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at the Mahakala is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself) deriving currents of power shakti from within itself.
  11. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Andhra PradeshSri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple Is A Hindu Temple Dedicated To The Deities Shiva And Parvati, Located At Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh. It Is Significant To The Hindu Sects Of Both Shaivam And Shaktam As This Temple Is Referred To As One Of The Twelve Jyothirlingas Of Lord Shiva And As One Of The Eighhteen Shakti Peethas Of Goddess Parvati. Shiva Is Worshiped As Mallikarjuna, And Is Represented By The Lingam. His Consort Parvati Is Depicted As Brahmaramba. It Is The Only Temple In India Which Is Revered As Both Jyotirlinga And Shaktipeeth.
  12. Somnath, Gujarat Temple Of Somnath Is Believed To Have Been Built In Gold By The Moon God Soma, In Silver By The Sun God Ravi, In Wood By Krishna And In Stone By The Solanki Rajputs In The 11th Century. The Temple's Imposing Architecture Includes Intricate Carvings, Silver Doors, An Impressive Nandi Idol And The Central Shivalinga. In The Vast Courtyard Stand The Massive Hall, As Well As The Main Shrine, Whose Gently Curved Pyramidal Forms Tower Over The Whole Complex.
  13. Kedarnath, UttarakhandA Hindu Temple Dedicated To Lord Shiva In The Garhwal Himalayan Range Near The Mandakini River In Kedarnath, Uttarakhand In India. The Temple Is Open Only Between The End Of April (Akshaya Tritriya) To November (Kartik Purnima - The Autumn Full Moon). During The Winters, The Deities From Kedarnath Temple Are Brought To Ukhimath And Worshipped There For Six Months. Lord Shiva Is Worshipped As Kedarnath, The 'Lord Of Kedar Khand', The Historical Name Of The Region.
  14. Shore Temple, Tamil NaduThe Shore Temple Is So Named Because It Overlooks The Shore Of The Bay Of Bengal. It Is A Structural Temple, Built With Blocks Of Granite. It Is One Of The Oldest Structural Stone Temples Of South India.
  15. Lingaraj Temple, OdishaLingaraja Temple Is A Hindu Temple Dedicated To Shiva And Is One Of The Oldest Temples In Bhubaneswar. The Temple Is The Most Prominent Landmark Of Bhubaneswar City And One Of The Major Tourist Attractions Of The State.
  16. Kotilingeshwara Temple, KarnatakaThe Kotilingeshwara Temple Lies In A Very Small Village Named Kammasandra In The Kolar District. The Temple Is Extremely Famous Because Of The Largest And The Tallest Shivalinga Present In Asia. More Than 2 Lac Devotees Visit This Temple Every Year.
  17. Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, HaridwarDaksheswara Mahadev Or Daksha Mahadev Temple Is A Hindu Temple Dedicated To Lord Shiva, Located In The Town Of Kankhal, About 4 Km From Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. It Is Named After King Daksha Prajapati, The Father Of Sati. Daksha Is One Of The Fourteen Prajapatis, Creator Deities, Who Preside Over Procreation And Are The Protector Of Life In Hindu Mythology.
  18. Annamalaiyar Temple, Tamil NaduAnnamalaiyar Temple Is A Tamil Hindu Temple Dedicated To The Deity Shiva, Located At The Base Of Annamalai Hills In The Town Of Thiruvannamalai In Tamil Nadu, India. It Is Significant To The Hindu Sect Of Saivism As One Of The Temples Associated With The Five Elements, The Pancha Bhoota Stalas, And Specifically The Element Of Fire, Or Agni.
  19. Tarakeshwar Temple, West Bengal- Tarakeswar Is A Place Of Pilgrimage And A Centre Of The Shaiva Sect In West Bengal. 58 Kilometres Away From Kolkata.
  20. Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, Gujarat- Bhavnath Mahadev Temple Is Famous For The Very Famous Bhavnath Fair.
  21. Srikalahasti Temple, Andhra PradeshSrikalahasti Temple Is Located In The Town Of Srikalahasti, In The State Of Andhra Pradesh, India. It Is One Of The Most Famous Shiva Temples In South India, And Is Said To Be The Site Where Kannappa Was Ready To Offer Both His Eyes To Cover Blood Flowing From The Siva Linga Before The Lord Siva Stopped Him And Granted Him Mukti.
  22. Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Madhya PradeshThe Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Meaning "The Great God Of The Cave", Is The Largest And Most Ornate Hindu Temple In The Medieval Temple Group Found At Khajuraho In Madhya Pradesh, India. It Is Considered One Of The Best Examples Of Temples Preserved From The Medieval Period In India.
  23. Tungnath Temple, UttarakhandTungnath (Lord Of Peaks) Is The Highest Shiva Temple In The World And Is The Highest Of The Five Panch Kedar Temples Located In The Mountain Range Of Tunganath In Rudraprayag District, In The Indian State Of Uttarakhand.
  24. Chidamabaram Nataraja Temple, Tamil NaduNataraja Temple, Also Referred To As The Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Or Thillai Nataraja Temple, Is A Hindu Temple Dedicated To Nataraja – Shiva As The Lord Of Dance – In Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
  25. Jambukeswarar Temple, Trichy, Tamil NaduJambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval Is A Famous Shiva Temple In Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), In The State Of Tamil Nadu, India. The Temple Was Built By Kocengannan (Kochenga Chola), One Of The Early Cholas, Around 1,800 Years Ago. It Is Located In The Srirangam Island, Which Has The Famous Ranganathaswamy Temple.
  26. Bhojeshwar Shiva Temple, Madhya PradeshThe Bhojeshwar Temple Is An Incomplete Hindu Temple In Bhojpur Village Of Madhya Pradesh, India. Dedicated To Shiva. The Temple's Construction Is Believed To Have Started In The 11th Century, During The Reign Of The Paramara King Bhoja. The Construction Was Abandoned For Unknown Reasons, With The Architectural Plans Engraved On The Surrounding Rocks.
  27. Kailashnath Temple, MaharashtraThe Kailash Or Kailasanatha Temple Is One Of The Largest Rock-Cut Ancient Hindu Temples Located In Ellora, Maharashtra, India. A Megalith Carved Out Of One Single Rock, It Is Considered One Of The Most Remarkable Cave Temples In India Because Of Its Size, Architecture And Sculptural Treatment.
  28. Bhoramdeo Mandir, Chattisgarh- Bhoramdeo Temple Is A Complex Of Hindu Temples Dedicated To The God Shiva In Bhoramdeo, In The Indian State Of Chhattisgarh. It Comprises A Group Of Four Temples Of Which The Earliest Is A Brick-Temple
  29. Elephanta CavesElephanta Caves Are A UNESCO World Heritage Site And A Collection Of Cave Temples Predominantly Dedicated To Hindu God Shiva. The Elephanta Caves Contain Rock Cut Stone Sculptures, That Show Syncretism Of Hindu And Buddhist Ideas And Iconography
  30. Walkeshwar Mandir, Mumbai- Walkeshwar Temple, Also Known As The Baan Ganga Temple, Is A Temple Dedicated To The Hindu God, Shiva Located In Walkeshwar, Near Malabar Hill, In South Mumbai Precinct Of The City Of Mumbai, India. It Is Situated At The Highest Point Of The City And Close To The Temple Lies The Banganga Tank.
  31. Gopinath Mandir, Chamoli- Gopinath Mandir Is An Ancient Hindu Temple Dedicated To Shiva In Gopeshwar, Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, India. It Is Situated In Gopeshwar Village Now Part Of Gopeshwar Town. The Temple Stands Out In Its Architectural Proficiency; It Is Topped By A Magnificent Dome And Sanctum Sanctorum, Which Is Aessible By 24 Doors.
  32. Umananda MandirOn The Famous Land Termed As Peacock Island, North Guwahati Is A Famous Shiva Temple In The Middle Of The River Brahmaputra Is Umanada Devaloi Temple. The Most Famous Attraction Of This Temple Is A Ride Of Just 10 Rs.The Ferry Boats Are Used To Reach The Temple. It Is Also Known As Smallest Inhabitat Riverine Island In The World. The Umanada Temple Is Built On The Mountain Named Bhasmacala (Also Called Bhasmakata).
  33. Madhyamaheshwar, UttarakhandMadhyamaheshwar Or Madmaheshwar Is A Hindu Temple Dedicated To God Shiva, Located In The Mansoona Village Of Garhwal Himalayas In Uttarakhand, India.


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