Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple

Bangalore, India

Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple

Sri Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple is located in Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka, India. The temple is located in Omkar Ashram, in Omkar Hills Bangalore. Omkar Hills in Srinivasapura is one of the highest points of Bangalore. The Sri Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Devasthana is unique, and one of the most magnificent and gigantic temples in Karnataka.

In Sri Dwadasha Jyotirlinga temple, the 12 representative Jyotirlingas of the original Puranik twelve Jyotirlingas, which are in different parts of our country, are in one temple, each with an individual Garbhagraha and Vimanagopuram. The Dwadasha (12) Jyotirlingas are very sacred and auspicious and are different from the ordinary shiva lingams. As per the Shastras, the darshanam of even a single Jyotirlinga will lead to moksha. In Sanskrit, jyoti means light. So a Jyotirlinga is a shrine where Lord Shiva, is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam or "Lingam of light." Puranas say that Lord Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night of the Arudra Nakshatra and thus the special reverence for the Jyotirlinga. The names and the locations of the 12 Jyotirlingas are mentioned in the Shiva Purana.

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