Hey friends, today we are going to talk about one of the most popular Lord Shiva temples across the country – Nageshwar Temple. It is also known as Nagnath Temple which is located between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the bank of Saurashtra. This is one of the most popular temples within Gujarat. Out of 12 Jyotirlingas, one Jyotirling is revered in Nagnath Temple which is known as Nageshwar Mahadev. There are large numbers of Lord Shiva devotees who visit this place each year. There is very old yet so true belief regarding the Jyotirlinga in this temple and that is if somebody gets in any toxic substance then by worshipping here in Nageshwar Linga can get free of toxic substance. The Rudra Samhita sloka alludes to Nageshwar with the expression ′daarukaavane Naagesham′.
Historical Reasons Behind Nageshwar Temple
As per Shiv Purana, in ancient time, Supriya who was lover of Lord Shiva got assaulted by an evil Daaruka while in a watercraft. The evil presence detained him alongside a few others at his capital Daarukaavana where he lived with his wife Daaruki. In order to save herself from the evil king Daaruka, Supriya started chanting the mantra ‘Aum Namaha Shivaya’. After seeing the full devotion of Supriya, Daruk ran to murder Supriya but as Supriya was a lover of Lord Shiva so in a flash Lord Shiva showed up as a Jyotirlingam and vanquished the evil presence with the Paasupata Astram. This Jyotirlinga sign of Shiva is loved as Nageswara. Two different locales in India, one close Audhgram close Purna in Andhra Pradesh and an alternate close Almora in Uttar Pradesh likewise revere sanctuaries to Nageswara Jyotirlingam. As written in Shiv Purana, anyone who ever with dedication peruses the conception and significance of this Jyotirlinga should conceive all material joy and perfect status at last.
Making of Nageshwar Temple
Nageshwar Mahadev Sivalingam is confronting south while the Gomugam is confronting east. There is a story for this position. A fan by name Naamdev was singing bhajans before the Lord. Various people requested him to stand aside and not conceal the Lord. To this Naamdev requested to propose one heading in which the Lord does not exist, so he can remained there. The angered fans conveyed him and left him on the Southside. This is it. We will be back with some more information regarding the huge Lord Shiva temples within India. Stay connected.