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Grishneswar (Lord Shiva)Temple, Ellora

Grishneswar (Lord Shiva)Temple, Ellora

The legend is that there was a Brahmin called Brahmavatta Sudeva with his wife Sudeha. Though otherwise happy they did not have a child. So, on advice from Sudeha, he married her sister Ghushama. Ghushama…

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Nageshwar Mahadev (Lord Shiva) Temple – Dwaraka, Gujarat

Nageshwar Mahadev (Lord Shiva) Temple – Dwaraka, Gujarat

Two stories on the origin of the temple. First one tells us that during their vanavasa period Pandavas reached this place. One day, they saw an interesting scene; a cow flows its milk from its…

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Baidyanath (Lord Shiva) Dham – Deoghar, Jharkhand

Baidyanath (Lord Shiva) Dham – Deoghar, Jharkhand

A well-visited Hindu temple in the region. Legend of this Jyotirlinga is associated with Ravana-the demon king of Ramayana. He tried to carry Kailas mountain- the abode of Lord Shiva- to his country. Lord Shiva…

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Omkareshwar(Lord Shiva) Temple, Madhya Pradesh

Omkareshwar(Lord Shiva) Temple, Madhya Pradesh

Different stories on the origin of the temple. First one goes like this. Once upon a time the Vindhya Paravat requested Lord Shiva to take abode on its fold; the Lord agreed and came to…

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Bhimashankar (Lord Shiva) Temple – Pune, Maharashtra

Bhimashankar (Lord Shiva) Temple – Pune, Maharashtra

The legend is associated with the killing of the demon Tripurasur by Lord Shiva. The place got the name from the Bhima River that is flowing nearby. The present temple dates back to 18nth century…

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Mahakal (Lord Shiva)Temple – Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Mahakal (Lord Shiva)Temple – Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

A famous Hindu temple of central India. The legend is that a demon called Daruka tormented the people of Avanti (ancient name of Ujjain). So, on prayers from the people of Avanti, Lord Shiva killed…

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Trimbakeshwar (Lord Shiva) Temple – Nasik, Maharashtra

Trimbakeshwar (Lord Shiva) Temple – Nasik, Maharashtra

The place is considered as the origin of river Godavari. The tradition tells us that on request from a sage called Gouthama the holy river Ganga came to Trimbakeshwar and came to be known as…

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Kedarnath (Lord Shiva) Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath (Lord Shiva) Temple, Uttarakhand

The temple is on the high Himalayas; about 12000 feet from the sea level. The shrine is open for about six months; it remains closed during the winter (normally from mid October to first week…

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Ramalingeswar (Lord Shiva) Temple, Rameshwaram

Ramalingeswar (Lord Shiva) Temple, Rameshwaram

A famous hindu temple of South India; considered as second prominent (after Kasi) abode of Lord Shiva in Hinduism. Legend is that Lord Sriram, on his return from Sri Lanka, consecrated the Shiv Linga here;…

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Mallikarjuna (Lord Shiva) Temple – Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh

Mallikarjuna (Lord Shiva) Temple – Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh

A famous abode of Lord Shiva in South India; also a well-visited Hindu temple of India. According to the legend a princess called Chandravati went to a forest called ‘Kadalivana’ (present day Srisailam) to do…

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