Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of lingam all over the world by the followers of Hindu religion. The Hindu mythology elucidates in “Mahapuran” that Lord Shiva manifested himself as “Lingam of Light” which is called “Jyotirlingam”. In India, there are 12 Jyotirlingams of Lord Shiva in different states and every Shivalinga has its own significance and meanings in Hindu mythology which has described below respectively.
Somnath Jyotirlingas Temple
It is located at Somnath Patan near Veraval in Kathaiwad district in Gujarat. Purans and other Hindu mythological books have stated that Somnath Jyotirlingas named after the Moon God who worshipped Lord Shiva and was blessed by him in this place. Since the God Moon called as Som, devotes built the temple on holy place and named it Somnath. The temple has been built in 4 phases in different eras of history where Lord Soma created it with gold, Ravi by silver, Lord Krishna by wood and Bhimadeva by stone. Continue reading