I salute him who is the bridge to the ocean of life, Who is in the company of all gods, And living in the union of Sri Shaila, Who resides on the peak of Thula, And who is called Mallikarjuna, I salute that Maha Kala, Who is the lord of all devas, Who has incarnated in the city of Avanthi, For giving salvation to good people, And to save people from untimely death. I salute that Vaidyanatha, Whose lotus feet are worshipped, By all asuras and devas, And who lives in place of eternal shine, In the north east of India, Along with his consort Parvathi. I seek refuge of Lord Naganatha, Who lives in the pretty town Of Sadanga in the southern part, Who is well decorated, Who grants all kinds of pleasures, And who is the only God who grants, Devotion and salvation. I meditate on Shiva who is the Lord of Kedara, Who takes pleasure in the valley of the great mountain, Who is always worshipped by great sages, And also devas, asuras, yakshas and nagas. I meditate on the lord of Triambaka, Who lives on the peak of western ghats, In the holy shores of river Godavari, And who destroys all sins, Of his devotees who see him.
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There are twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines in India. Lord Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night of the, Aridra Nakshatra thus the special reverence for the Jyotirlinga. There is nothing to distinguish the appearance, but it is believed that a person can see these lingas as columns of fire piercing through the earth after he reaches a higher level of spiritual attainment.
There are twelve Jyotirlingas in India and they are spread all over India. To test them, Shiva pierced the three worlds as a huge endless pillar of light, the jyotirlinga. Vishnu and Brahma split their ways to downwards and upwards respectively to find the end of the light in either directions.
Brahma lied that he found out the end, while Vishnu conceded his defeat. Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he would have no place in ceremonies while Vishnu would be worshipped till the end of eternity. The jyotirlinga is the supreme partless reality, out of which Shiva partly appears.
The jyothirlinga shrines, thus are places where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. Originally there were believed to be 64 jyothirlingas while 12 of them are considered to be very auspicious and holy. Each of the twelve jyothirlinga sites take the name of the presiding deity — each considered different manifestation of Shiva.
At all these sites, the primary image is lingam representing the beginningless and endless Stambha pillar, symbolizing the infinite nature of Shiva.
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