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What is meant by Jyotirlinga?

What is meant by Jyotirlinga?

A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam, is a devotional representation of the Hindu god Shiva. The word is a Sanskrit compound of jyotis ‘radiance’ and linga.

What is the story of Jyotirlinga?

Legend has it that ages ago, Lord Brahma and Vishnu went to war in a bid to establish supremacy over the other. Shiva emerged from the pillar and cursed Brahma that he won’t be worshipped till the end of eternity and blessed Vishnu for his piousness. This pillar of radiance is called ‘Jyotirling’.

Is Atma Linga real?

According to legend, the Atmalinga was perforce placed at Gokarna, in the temple precincts where it is now deified. It was Ravana, the demon King of Lanka, known from the epic, Ravana had carried it there from Mount Kailash in the Himalayas.

Where is Atma Linga of Lord Shiva?

Situated in Karnataka’s Bhatkal Taluk in Uttara Kannada district, Murudeshwara is dedicated to the Atma-Linga of Lord Shiva.

In which place Ravana kept shivling?

The Mahabaleshwar temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the holiest temples in India. It houses the Aatmalinga of Shiva, which is believed to have been brought from Kailasha in the Himalayas (abode of Lord Shiva) by Ravana.

Why Shiva is called mahakal?

Lord Shiva is called ‘ Bholenath’ because he is easily pleased and showers his blessings on his devotees without any complex rituals, he gives shelter to any devotee with sincere devotion and a clean heart. Shiva has been worshiped since time immemorial, he is Mahakaal, ruler of time, lord of the universe.

Which is the biggest Shiva statue?

The Adiyogi statue
The Adiyogi statue is a 34-metre-tall (112 ft), 45-metre-long (147 ft) and 25-metre-wide (82 ft) steel statue of Shiva with Thirunamam at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world.