Mahashivratri 2024: 7 Famous Lord Shiva Temples In India

Ramanathaswamy Temple

This temple is located on Rameswaram island in Tamil Nadu and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, or sacred abodes of Shiva

Thillai Nataraja Temple

This temple in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Nataraja, the cosmic dancer. The temple's architecture is said to represent the five elements of nature, and the cosmic dance of Shiva is a metaphor for the creation, preservation, and destruction of the universe

Srikalahasteeswara Temple

This temple in Andhra Pradesh is another of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is famous for its two Shiva lingas, one representing the earth and the other representing the sky

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

This temple in Madhya Pradesh is one of the most sacred Shiva temples in India. The lingam here is believed to be self-manifested, or Swayambhu

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

This temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, is one of the holiest Shiva temples in India. It is believed that a visit to this temple can grant liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

Kedarnath Temple

This temple is one of the four Char Dham pilgrimage sites in India. It is located in the Himalayas, and the journey to the temple is itself a challenging but rewarding experience.

Somnath Temple

This temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and is considered to be the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. The Somnath Temple has been rebuilt several times over the centuries after being destroyed by Muslim invaders.