Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Temple of Shiva Nageshwar Main Road, (from Dwaraka), Nageshwar,, Dwarka-361335

It is believed that one who prays Nageshwar Linga, becomes free from poison; poison of snakes and poison of worldly attachments. Interestingly the Linga in this temple is facing south while the Gomugam is on the east.

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
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    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
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    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Restricted entry

    Restricted entry
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    Entry is normally restricted to temple priests in the sanctum sanctorum. Some temples restrict the entry of non-Hindus

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
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    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
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    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction


About Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Temple

 Nageshwar Temple or  Nagnath Temple is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Jyotirlinga enshrined in the Temple of Nagnath is known as Nageshwar Mahadev and attracts thousands of pilgrims all round the year. This powerful Jyotirlinga symbolizes protection from all poisons. It is said that those who pray to the Nageshwar Linga become free of poison. The Rudra Samhita sloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase ′Daarukaavane Naagesham′.

There is a description in the Shiva Purana about the  Nageshvara Jyotirlinga which tells of a demon named Daaruka, who attacked a Shiva devotee named Supriya and imprisoned him along with many others in his city of Darukavana, a city under the sea inhabited by seasnakes and demons. At the urgent exhortations of Supriya, all the prisoners started to chant the holy mantra of Lord Shiva and immediately thereafter the Lord Shiva appeared and the demon was vanquished,later residing there in the form of a Jyotirlinga.

And this is how it happened: the demon had a wife, a demoness named Daaruki who worshipped Parvati. As a result of the demoness Daaruki's great penance and devotion, Parvati gave her a great boon: the goddess enabled her to master the forest where she performed her devotions, and the forest she renamed 'Darukavana' in her honour. Wherever Daaruki went the forest would follow her. In order to save the demons of Darukavana from the punishment of the gods, Daaruka summoned up the power she had been given by the Goddess Parvati.  Parvati had given her power enough to move the forest and so she moved the entire forest into the sea. From here they continued their campaign against the hermits, kidnapping people and keeping them confined in their new lair under the sea, which was how that great Lord Shiva devotee, Supriya, had wound up there.

The arrival of Supriya caused a revolution. He set up a Shiva Lingam and made all the prisoners recite the mantra "Om Namaha Shivaya" in honour of Lord Shiva while he prayed to the lingam. The demons response to the chanting was to attempt to kill Supriya, though they were thwarted by Lord Shiva appearing there and handing him a divine weapon that saved his life. Daaruki and the demons were defeated, and the demons that Supriya didn't kill were saved by Parvati. The Shiva Lingam that Supriya had set up was called Nagesha, it is the tenth Jyothir Lingam. Lord Shiva once again assumed the form of a Jyotirlinga with the name Nageshwar, while the Goddess Parvati was known as Nageshwari. The Lord Shiva announced there and then that he would show the correct path to those who would worship him.

This Jyotirlinga manifestation of Shiva is worshipped as Nageswara. Two other sites in India, one near Audhgram near Purna in Andhra Pradesh and another near Almora in Uttar Pradesh also enshrine temples to Nageswara Jyotirlingam. According to the Shiv Purana, any one who ever with devotion reads the birth and greatness of this Jyotirlinga shall beget all material happiness and divine status in the end.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga signifies protection from all sorts of poisons.  

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