Shravan or Sawan is considered the holy month in India. Every Indian state celebrates this auspicious month in its own traditional way with fairs and festivals. Along with this monsoon festivals there are also others like Nag panchami, teej, Janmashtmi, and Raksha Bandhan. All Mondays of Shravan month is devoted to worship Shiva god and Shravan Somvar Vrat is observed. Also during this time the holy yatra of Kanwariya starts with the Pilgrims (Kanwariya) reciting Bol-Bam at the sacred Land of Shiva. This also attracts lots of Shiva devotes of India at various popular Shiva temples in India. It’s believed that Shiva worship with certain holy rituals during the auspicious month brings heaps of fortune.
12 Most Famous Shiva Temples (Jyotirlingas) In India to Visit during Shravan
1. Baba Baidyanath, Jharkhand
Baba Baidyanath Dham comes in the top list of Lord Shiva temples all over the world. It’s believed that this place is where Ravana offered his ten heads to god Shiva to gain boons of life. And thus it’s known to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. You can also witness the Shravan Mela while you visit this holy shrine Baba dham. This temple located in Deoghar attracts Millions of devotees (Kanwariya) who walk barefoot by collecting water from Ganges, Sultanganj and offer to the deity.
2. Kedarnath Jyotirlinga, Uttarakhand
This holy Hindu temple is situated at the end of the River Mandakini, Garhwal Himalayas. This Temple has 4 major sites in India namely; Chota Char Dham, Yamunotri, Gangotri & Badrinath. This temple only remains open between April end to Kartik Purnima. Kedarnath temple isn’t directly accessible by the roads and needs one to trek 14 km uphill from Gaurikund to reach there. If you can challenge your vertical limit move further to Tunganath, highest Shiva temple in the world situated at 3,810 metres chanting “Bam Bam Bholey”.
3. Omkareshwar Temple, Madhya Pradesh
Shivpuri is known to be the sacred island where Omkareshwar temple is located. This is also one among of the 12 jyotirlingas in India. This island is Om shaped that makes it a very auspicious place.
4. Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra
This religious shrine is situated at the source of holy river Godavari, Trimbak, Nashik and has something miraculous! It has three faces that embody Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, & Lord Rudra. This temple premises celebrates Shravan by decorating Special ornaments to the deity during Naag Panchami and Narali poonam. Also oxen procession is carried out during no moon day.
Somnath Temple, Gujarat
Shravan month starts a bit early in Gujarat than in North Indian states. Shiva Devotees flock from many different states to enjoy the Somnath Mahotsava. In the month of Shravan, this Indian temple opens in the early morning at 4 am and is open till 10 pm.
6. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Uttar Pradesh
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located on the banks of river Ganges. In addition this also lists in the world’s oldest temple. Varanasi, the holy town of India celebrates this occasion grandly during the month of sawan/Shravan. In fact, every Monday you can get to see different decorations that ends with Shri Rudrakshay on the 4th Monday. Don’t miss to witness the alluring Jhoola Sringar ceremony that is performed so beautifully with enthusiasm.
7. Lingaraj Temple, Odisha
This is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar that hosts grand celebrations for Lord Shiva. During Shravan the Bol Bam pilgrims come together by carrying water from holy Mahanadi.
8. Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh
This temple is located in the Srisailam district and is revered as a Jyotirlinga. You can observe meritious festival during Shravan that is celebrated with utmost devotion. Not to miss the Akhanda Sivanama Sankeerthana and continuous Bhajan notes during the Shravan. This sculptural temple locates in the hill and looks like a fort and the lord Shiva pictures on walls are worth watching.
9. Taraknath Temple, West Bengal
This amazing Bengal Temple Architecture was Built in 1792and is devoted to almighty Lord Shiva. Every Monday during the Shravan Mah the temple has different colours and various decorations to show.
10. Sukreswar Temple, Assam
Ahom King Pramatta Singha has Constructed this temple in the year 1744 and thus marks the most important Lord Shiva temple in Assam. Shravan Mela is organized where millions of devotees come walking from long distance chanting Bole Bam.
11. Mahakaleshwar, Madhya Pradesh
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh is well known as a holy and ancient city of India. The Shiva Temples is located beside the Rudra Sagar lake in the mid of Ujjain city. Also the Mahakaleshwar idol face south direction and known as dakshinamurti. This is the only temple among the 12 Jyotirlingas of lord Shiva that faces south direction.
12. Murudeshwara Temple, Karnataka
This is situated on the beautiful shore of Arabian Sea in the northern side of Karnataka. Murudeshwara Temple is known to be the 2nd tallest Shiva statue of 123 ft tall. This splendid statue of Lord Shiva by the Arabian Sea can be seen well from the twenty feet Rajagoupram that draws a huge crowd to this ancient pilgrimage site of Lord Shiva.
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