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Nageshwar Jyotirling also known as Nageshvara Jyotirling dedicated to lord shiva 12 jyotirling which is located on the bank of Saurashtra in Gujarat. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga in Gujrat. The Jyotirlinga’s sanctum is underground. This temple is best known for its 25-meter-tall Lord Shiva statue, which stands in a large garden surrounded by a pond.

A person who worships Nageshwar will have a poison-free mind and body because his name means “Lord of serpents.” Lord Shiva also wears a Vasuki (snake) around his neck. The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is located in Daarukavanam on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat, India, between Gomti and Dwarka.

The story behind Nageshwar Jyotirling

The Shiva Purana tells the story of a demon couple named Daruka and Daruki 100 years ago. The demons abused their immense power to disrupt festivities as a result of a blessing from Goddess Parvati. Even a merchant named Supriya, a great devotee of Lord Shiva was captured and held captive.

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Supriya continued performing his sacred rudraksha and chanting the Shiva mantra Om Namah Shivaya even while incarcerated. As the Lord appeared to him, slain the demon, and saved him, his devotion touched him. Daarukavanam is the name of the location where the demon was slain. The Shiva Linga, also known as Naganath, is said to have been placed there by the Lord to make his home there.

History of Nageshwar Jyotirling

At Kalika Peetha, it is believed that Adi Shankaracharya established the foundations of his Western Math. And again over time the temple was built by the Seuna (Yadava) dynasty in the Hemadpanthi style and is said to be of the 13th century, a seven-storied stone building. Aurangzeb destroyed the temple’s buildings during Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj’s reign. Ahilyabai Holkar rebuilt the temple’s current standing spire and we see it even today.

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Architecture of Nageshwar Jyotirling

This temple has a large garden, a pond, and a 25-meter-tall statue of Lord Shiva seated. Small chakras are carved into the Dwaraka shila that makes up the linga. It is shaped like a tri-mukhi rudraksha, which are sacred beads that represent Lord Shiva, and it faces south, while the temple faces east.

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Facts about Nageshwar Jyotirling

  • It is believed that those who meditate here and worship Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple will be freed from all poisons, both physical and spiritual (such as rage and temptation)
  • There is some confusion regarding the precise location of the jyotirlinga. Nagnath at Audhgram near Purna in Andhra Pradesh and Jageshwar temple near Almora in Uttar Pradesh are two additional temples with shrines dedicated to Nageshwar.
  • The history of why the Linga faces south is fascinating. Other devotees, according to legend, asked a devotee named Naamdev to step aside and not conceal the Lord while chanting his name. Naamdev challenged the others to point out a location where the Lord does not exist. Irate devotees carried him south and abandoned him. They were taken aback by the fact that the linga was also facing south!
  • People also worship Goddess Parvati along with Lord Shiva here.

How to Reach Nageshwar Jyotirling

Even though you can go to this spiritual location at any time of the year, it’s best to go there in the winter, between September and March. During Mahashivratri, a devotee’s ultimate treat would be to visit this divine and ancient location!

By Air: The nearest airport is Jamnagar Airport, which is 137 km from the Nageshwar Jyotirling temple.

By Rail: Dwarka railway station is about 16 Km from the Nageshwar Jyotirling temple.

By Road: There are direct buses available from Jamnagar and Ahmedabad. Apart from taking a train to Dwarka station, you could also travel by train to Veraval station located only 7 km away from Dwarka.

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Tuesday 4 AM - 9 PM
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Thursday 4 AM - 9 PM
Friday 4 AM - 9 PM
Address: Nageshwar Jyotirling, Daarukavanam, Gujarat, India
Phone: +912892234080Call Now