Mahadev Shiva, the God of Gods, is adored by many people. The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated every year with great pomp and gaiety. On this day the enthusiasm of the devotees is at its peak all over the country. Devotees of Baba Bholenath are seen immersed in their devotion on this special day. This year the festival of Mahashivratri will be celebrated on 18 February. Worshiping Lord Shiva on these days is considered very auspicious. People not only worship Lord Shiva on this day, but also keep a fast. Apart from this, many people also visit the temple for the darshan of Baba Bholenath on this Khan day. There are many temples of Lord Shiva present in different places all over the country. If you are also planning to visit Bholenath’s temple this Shivratri, then you can visit these Shiva temples.
Mahakal Jyotirlinga, Ujjain
Mahakal Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, is located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This temple is the only place among the Jyotirlingas across the country, where the festival of Shivratri is celebrated for 9 days. During this, Mahakal, the king of blacks, gives darshan to his devotees in different forms for 9 days. On the day of Shivratri, Baba Bholenath’s Sehra form is very popular all over the world. On this day, devotees from not only the country but also from abroad reach the Mahakal temple of Ujjain to have darshan of Lord Shiva.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Banaras
On the occasion of Shivratri, you can visit Kashi Vishwanath located in the holy city of Banaras in Uttar Pradesh. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas, this temple is situated on the banks of river Ganga. It is said that by having darshan of this Jyotirlinga one gets freedom from all sins. Along with this, this place is also considered to be the favorite place of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.
Omkareshwar Temple, Shivpuri
Devotees also reach the Omkareshwar temple in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh for darshan on the day of Shivratri. If you too are planning to visit Lord Shiva on the occasion of Shivratri, then you can visit Omkareshwar Temple. Devotees from all over the country reach here to visit on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. Indore airport is the nearest to reach here.
Somnath Temple, Kathiawar
The Somnath temple in Gujarat is also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. This temple is considered to be the first Jyotirlinga among the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. This temple situated at Triveni Sangam is situated on the seashore in the Kathiawar region of Gujarat. Invaders and rulers tried to destroy this temple many times, but it was rebuilt every time.
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