Jyotirlinga represents Lord Shiva, where Lord Shiva manifested. Jyoti means Radiance and Linga represent the sign of Shiva. There are 12 Jyotirlinga in India which is called Dwadash Jyotirlinga. Though it is was written in many scriptures that there are 64 Jyotirlinga, but I have no data in this respect. May Siddhas know the details very well.
These Jyotirlingas have tremendous power. All the Jyotirlingas Temple constructed in such a Geographical as well as astronomical points that there always flows a tremendous energy. So these all the places are energy vortex. What I believe that the Rishis and Sages or the person who have very high degree of perception selected those areas. In this context, Sadhguru wrote very nicely on Jyotirlinga.
According to Śiva Mahāpurāṇa, there was an argument regarding the supremacy of creation between Brahma (The God of creation) and Vishnu (The form of God during Preservation). The supreme God Shiva appeared as an infinite Column of Light – Jyotirlinga.
(The Jyotirlinga which later cooled into the Holy Mountain Annamalai, on which the Temple of Arunachaleshvara located. Maybe this the reason Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi used to tell Annamalai Hills is Shiva itself).
That Jyotirlinga then said to Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu to find the end of this Jyotirlinga. Bramha and Vishnu split their ways in both directions downwards and upwards respectively to find the end of the Light Column. Brahma lied that he found the end but Vishnu conceded his defeat. The Jyotirlinga is the Supreme Shiva (Paratpara Shiva), the partless reality, out of which Shiva appeared in another form Lingodbhava.
In the 12 Jyotirlinga sites take the name of the presiding Linga. The twelve Jyotirlinga are as follows:
Somnath in Gujarat,
Mallikarjuna Swamy at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh,
Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh,
Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh,
Kedarnath in Uttrakhand,
Bhimashankar at Pune in Maharashtra,
Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh,
Tryambakeshwar at Nashik in Maharashtra,
Vaijyanath Temple in Deoghar District of Jharkhand,
Aundha Nagnath at Aundha in Hingoli District in Maharashtra,
Rameshwar at Rameshwaram in Tamil Naduand
Gushmeshwar/Grishneshwar at Ellora near Aurangabad, in Maharashtra.
I will mention one after one experience of these Jyotirlingas as I will visit those places. Srisailam I have already completed and updated my post.
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