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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nageswara Mahadeva Temple - Dwarka

Nageswara Mahadeva Temple includes one of the 12 Shiva jyotirlingas in the subway sanctum and it is 17 km from Dwarka, Gujarat-India.

Nageswara Temple is also known as Nagnath Temple is situated on the direction between Gomati Dwarka and the Bet Dwarka Island on the beach of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Jyotirlinga enshrined in the Temple of Nagnath is also known as Nageswara Mahadev. This powerful Jyotirlinga represents protection from all poisons. It is said that those who pray to the Nageswara Linga honestly can become free of poison. The Rudra Samhita sloka refers to Nageswara with the phrase 'Daarukaavane Naagesham'.

There is an interesting legend behind Nageswara Temple. According to Shiv Purana, a devotee of Shiva named Supriya was attacked by a devil named Daaruka while in a boat. The devil locked up her along with some others at his capital Daarukaavana where he resided with his wife Daaruki. Supriya advised all prisoners to recite the mantra “Om Namaha Shivaya”. When Daruk came to know about this he went to kill Supriya. At once Lord Shiva appeared in the appearance of a Jyotirlingam and defeated the devil with the “Paasupata Astram”.

It is said that anyone who reads ever the birth and greatness of this Jyotirlinga with devotion, according to the Shiv Purana, shall lead to all material happiness and almighty status in the end.

As it is so ancient and one of the 12 jyotirlingas, it attracts thousands of pilgrims all over the world.

Nageswar Mahadev Jyotirling Photo

Lord Shiva's Big Statue in Dwarka

Nageswar Mahadev Temple Image

Nageswar Mahadev Temple's Near Area

Nageswar Mahadev Temple Wallpaper

Nageswar Mahadev Temple Photo

Nageswar Mahadev Near Shiva's Big Statue

Nageswar Mahadev Temple Picture

Nageswar Mahadev Temple Photo

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