Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the most important Hindu temple is purely dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated in Dwarka in Gujarat. This temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Nageshwar means “Naga” (serpents), temple’s red building is situated a short distance from town. The main sanctuary with the Jyotirlinga can be found at the end of a large hall. Lord Shiva’s idol, which is about 125 feet high and 25 feet wide, is the temple’s main attraction.
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Nageshwar (Lord Shiva) and Nageshwari (Goddess Parvati) worship here daily. It is believed that Lord Shiva promised that he would take the devotee into the Devine path who would worship him sincerely. It is also believed that worshipping Nagashwar Jyotirlinga with the intention to claim free from the materialistic world and break the entrapment of Illusion (Maya). Thousands of pilgrims comes here to worship the god Nageshwar in search of the divine power and seek freedom (Mukti) from the birth and death cycle.
A Shiva devotee was attacked and taken prisoner in the past by a Rakshah by the name of Daaruka. The convicts were kept in the sea snake-infested underwater city. The slave began pleading for Lord Shiva and making earnest prayers to him at the request of the devotee, Supriya. After killing the demon in his whole splendour, Lord Shiva continued to live in the potent Jyotirlingas.
How to reach Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Airport: Jamnagar Airport is the nearest airport, a distance of 137 km from the temple. You can book taxi or take bus to Dwarka.
Train: Dwarka railway station is the nearest railway station, regular train services are available from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Goa, Kerala and Karnataka.
Bus: Direct buses are services are available from nearest city and like Jamnagar and Ahmadabad.