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Significance of greatness of the Jyotirlingas. It goes on to say that by reciting the name of 12 Jyotirlinga a devotee can eliminate all the sins. Besides, the devotee becomes calm, chaste and pure as he becomes illuminated and enlightened with supreme and divine knowledge.


Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotra

Sourashtre Somanadham, cha Sri Shaile Mallikarjunam ||
Ujjayinyam Maha Kalam, Omkaram, amaleshwaram ||
Paralyam Vaidyanatham, cha Dakinyam Bhimasankaram ||
Sethubandhe thu Ramesam, Nagesam thu Darukavane ||
Varanasyam thu Viswesam, Trayambakam Gouthami thate ||
Himalaye thu Kedaram, Ghushmesam cha Shivalaye ||
Ethani Jyothirlingani sayam pratha paden nara ||
Saptha janma krutham papam smaranena vinasyathi ||

The Twelve Jyotirlingas

There are 12 famous Jyotirlingas where Lord Shiva appeared in the form of light (Jyothi) lingam. These have been worshipped from time immemorial. They are mentioned in the Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotra and are enshrined in following temples.