Nageshwar Jyotirling Temple

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Nageshwar, located near Dwarka in Gujarat, is renowned as one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple houses the divine Jyotirlinga, known as Nageshwar Mahadev, and attracts thousands of pilgrims yearly. It is believed that the presence of this Jyotirlinga safeguards devotees against all forms of poisons, granting them protection and purification. Offering prayers at the temple is said to bestow the blessings of being poison-free.

The temple is significant in Hindu mythology, situated between Dwarka and Dwarka Island on the coast of Surat in Gujarat. According to legends, a devotee named Supriya was attacked by a demon named Daaruka while on a boat. The devil captured Supriya and several others, holding them captive in his capital, Daarukaavana. In response to their prayers, Lord Shiva manifested as the Jyotirlinga, rescuing the devotees and defeating the demon.

The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Darshan Tour Packages allow devotees to visit this sacred shrine and experience its divine presence. The Shivalingam within the temple faces south, with the Gomugam facing east. There is a fascinating legend associated with the positioning of the idol. It is believed that a devotee named Naamdev was singing bhajans in honor of Lord Shiva when other devotees asked him to step aside and not obstruct the view of the Lord's image. Naamdev, in response, challenged them to show him a direction where Lord Shiva was not present. Out of anger, the devotees lifted him and placed him on the south side. To everyone's astonishment, the Linga began facing south, with the Gomugam facing east.

Two other temples dedicated to the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga are located near Audhgram in Purna and Almora in Uttar Pradesh. While various beliefs surround the multiple Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temples in India, the Jyotirlinga established in Dwarka is considered the authentic Nageshwar Jyotirlinga according to the Shivapuran. It is noteworthy that Nageshwar Jyotirlinga in Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh is also well-known, and the Jageshwar Shivalinga in Almoda is popularly referred to as Nageshwar Jyotirlinga by devotees. However, as per religious scriptures, the Jyotirlinga in Dwarka holds the true essence of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.

Recent scholarly findings have provided complementary evidence of the name Nageshwar in Hindu scriptures. The term "Nag" signifies a snake and ancient texts mention the region of Kutch, Saurashtra, and Anarta as the land of snakes. These serpentine beings were believed to reside in Patal Lok and would visit this region. Nag girls were renowned for their beauty, and Hindu scriptures narrate the marriage of King Yadu from the Yadu clan to a Nag girl. The Skand Puran mentions that King Raivat of Kushsthali was an incarnation of Takshak Nag, ruling this region. Interestingly, Dwarka is also referred to as Kushsthali in Hindu scriptures.

Join us on our Nageshwar Jyotirling Temple Darshan Tour Packages to embark on a sacred journey, exploring this holy site's divine aura and spiritual significance. Shivshankar Tirth Yatra, your trusted travel companion, ensures a memorable and fulfilling pilgrimage, allowing you to witness architectural marvels, engage in religious rituals, and absorb the profound spirituality surrounding the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.


There is a popular legend, related to Nageshwar Jyotirlinga. According to the legend, there was a businessman with an immeasurable faith in god and karma . He was highly devoted to Lord Shiva.Despite being busy in his business and work, whatever spare time he used to get, he exhausted it in praying, adoring, and serving Lord Shiva. Seeing his devotion in Lord Shiva, a monster names Darukk got angry .Being a monster in nature, he was never in favour of Lord Shiva and infact hated him.

That demon, always looked for an opportunity, to disrupt merchant’s devotion . One day that merchant was going in a boat for some business purpose. The monster saw this, and with the found opportunity he attacked the merchant’s boat and took all the travellers to the capital and imprisoned them.

Even in the prison, the merchant use to pray Lord Shiva constantly. When the demon, got to know about about it, he got aggressive and visited the merchant in prison,in the spirit of anger.The merchant was meditating at that time .The monster, started to resent at the merchant in that state only. When the demon saw, that his resentment is not affecting the merchant at all, he instructed his slaves to kill the merchant.

Even this instruction could not act as a barrier to his meditation. The merchant kept on praying for his and his fellow people’s liberation. Lord Shiva was pleased with this devotion, and appeared in the prison in th form of Jyotirlinga and gave Pashupata, a weapon to the merchant, to protect himself.. He killed Rakshas Darukk, and his disciples from the weapon given by Lord Shiva. Since then this Jyoitirlinga is established there, and was named Nageshwar.

Pujas at Temple

There are different pujas performed at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga. There are different rates for different Pujas. The rates are:Rudrabhishek- Rs.105,Dudhabhishek-Rs.155, Rudrabhishek with Bhog-Rs.205,Char Somvar (four Mondays) ek amavas Rudrabhishek- Rs.505, Char Somvar ek amvas Rudrabhishek with dudh(milk)-Rs.751, Char Somvar ek amvas Rudrabhishek with Bhog-Rs.1001, Rudrabhishek for one year somvar-Rs.1101, Rudrabhishek with milk for one year somvar-Rs.2101,Ek Somvar 1008 Bilva patra Abhishek-Rs.251,Ek Somvar 1008 Mahamrityunjaya Jaap-Rs.501,Laghurudra by 11 brahimns-Rs.2101,Ek Shravan mas Jalabhishek-Rs.551, Ek Shravan mas dudh and bilva patra abhishek-Rs.1101,Ek Shravan mas akhand Jyota-Rs.1501.

There are also two pujas for Mahashivaratri.These are-Mahashivaratri char prahar Puja-Rs.1101,Mahashivaratri Laghurudra by 11 brahmins-Rs.2101. The devotee who wants to perform puja has to first deposit the money at puja counter in temple. A purohit from temple leads the devotee to Garbhagriha and performs sankalpa which lasts for 5 to 10 minutes. If one is not able to come personally, but he wants to perform puja he can. He has to just send money to the temple office with his details like name and gotra.

Puja is performed and devotee gets Prasad by post. He can send money by money order, draft or cheque A devotee can also buy puja material and dhoti from the counter in the temple hall. One thali with material like silver plated Nag is available for Rs.251. He can get dhoti for use and it is to be returned.

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