List of Shiva temples in India
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Shiva is a Hindu deity worshipped by Shaivaites in India as the destroyer of the universe. As one of the three main gods in the Hindu pantheon, there are many temples dedicated to his worship in India (and abroad). The most prominent of these are the Jyotirlinga temples.
|1||Somnath||Prabhas Patan, near Veraval, Gujarat|
|2||Mallikarjuna Swamy||Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh|
|3||Mahakaleshwar||Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh|
|4||Omkareshwar||near Indore, Madhya Pradesh|
|7||Kashi Vishwanath||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|8||Trimbakeshwar||Trimbak, near Nasik, Maharashtra|
|11||Ramanathaswamy||Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu|
Pancha Bootha Sthalas (Five Elemental Manifestations)
In South India, five temples of Shiva are held to be particularly important, as being manifestations of him in the five elemental substances.
|Jambukeshwar||Water||Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu|
|Arunachaleswar||Fire||Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu|
|Kalahastheeswar||Air||Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh|
|Ekambareswar||Earth||Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu|
|Nataraja||Sky||Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu|
The Pancharama Kshetras (or the Pancharamas) are five ancient Hindu temples of Lord Shiva situated in Andhra Pradesh. The Sivalingas at these temples are made from a single Sivalinga. As per the legend, this Sivalinga was owned by the demon king Tarakasura. No one could win over him due to the power of this Sivalinga. Finally, Lord Kumaraswamy, the son of Lord Shiva broke the Sivalinga into five pieces and killed Tarakasura. The five pieces of Sivalinga fell at five different places on earth namely,
|Arama Name||Siva's Name||Consort Name||Location|
|Amararama||Amaralingeswara Swamy||Bala Chamundika Ammavaru||Amaravathi|
|Draksharama||Bhimesvara Swamy||Manikyamba Ammavaru||Draksharama|
|Somarama||Someswara Swamy||Sri Rajarajeswari Ammavaru||Bhimavaram|
|Ksheerarama||Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy||Parvati Ammavaru||Palakol|
|Bhimarama||Kumara Bhimeswara Swamy||Bala Tripurasundari Ammavaru||Samalkota|
Lingaraja is "The king of Lingam", the symbol of Saivism. Shiva was worshipped as Kirtivasa and later as Harihara and is commonly referred as Tribhuvaneshwara (also called Bhubaneswar), the master of three worlds, namely, heaven, earth and netherworld). His consort is called Bhuvaneshvari.
Lingaraja Temple is situated in eastern part of India and one of oldest and biggest temple in City of Temple Bhubaneswar . the temple is believed to be more than 1100 years old and the main temple is 55 m (180 ft) high and the complex has 150 smaller Shiva shrines in its spacious courtyard.
|Pon (Gold) Sabha||Natarajar Temple||Chidambaram|
|Velli (Silver) Sabha||Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple||Madurai|
|Thamira (Copper) Sabha||Nellaiappar Temple||Tirunelveli|
|Rathna (Gem) Sabha||Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple||Thiruvalangadu|
|Chitira (Picture) Sabha||Kutraleeswar Temple||Kutralam|
Other famous temples in India
- Kapila Theertham, Chittoor district
- Kotipalli, East Godavari district
- Mukteswaram, West Godavari district
- Siva temple, Kotappakonda, Guntur dist
- Maha Nandi, Kurnool dist
- Mangueshi Temple of Mangesh Maharudra
- Nagesh Maharudra of Bandora
- Ramnath,temple at Bandora Ramnathi
- Saptakoteshwar, Narve
- Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla
- Vimleshwar Temple, Rivona
- Somnath, Junagadh district
- Nageshvara Jyotirlinga, Dwarka, Jamnagar district
- Bhavnath, Junagadh
- Koteshwar, Kutch, Lakhpat, Kutch District
- [ Shiv Mandir] Shahabad (Markanda)
- Jammu and Kashmir
- Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada
- Murudeshwara, Uttara Kannada district
- Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple, Dakshina Kannada
- Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjangud, Mysore District
- Kotilingeshwara, Kammasandra, Kolar District
- Gokarna, Kumta, Uttara Kannada District
- Maheswaram Temple,Chenkal, Trivandrum
- Rajarajeshwara Temple, Taliparamba
- Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur
- Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Vaikom
- Kottiyoor Vadakkeshwaram Temple, Kottiyoor
- Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple, Ettumanoor
- Kaduthuruthy, Kaduthuruthy
- Poonkunnam Siva Temple, Poonkunnam
- Sree Bhavaneeswara Temple, Palluruthy, Ernakulam
- Ardhanareeswara Temple, Kumbalangi, Ernakulam
- Chengannur Mahadevar Temple
- Madhya Pradesh
- The Leaning Temple of Huma, Sambalpur
- Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar
- Kapilash Temple, Dhenkanal District
- Mukteswar Temple, Bhubaneswar
- Parsurameswar Temple, Bhubaneswar
- Akhandalamani Temple, Bhadrak
- Chandaneswar, Balasore
- Dhabaleswar, Cuttack
- Gupteswar Cave temple, near Jeypore
- Tamil Nadu
- Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram
- Amarapaneeswarar Temple, Pariyur, Gobichettipalayam
- Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur
- Sangameswarar Temple, Bhavani
- Perur Pateeswarar Temple, Coimbatore
- Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai
- Vedhagiriswarar Temple, Thirukalukundram
- Vemulawada, Karimnagar district
- Kaleshwaram, Karimnagar district
- Keesaragutta, Ranga Reddy district
- Ramappa temple, Warangal district
- Daksheswara Mahadev Temple, Kankhal
- Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple
- Baleshwar Temple, Champawat
- Baijnath, Uttarakhand
- Jageshwar, Almora
- Gopinath Mandir, Chamoli Gopeshwar
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, near Rishikesh
- Panch Kedar
- Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath
- Tungnath, Chamoli district
- Uttar Pradesh
- Tuyian Wala Mandir, Shikohabad district - Firozabad
- Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandir, Barabanki
- Waneshwar Mahadev Temple, Kanpur Dehat district
Famous temples in other countries
- Pashupatinath Temple—located on the banks of Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Koneswaram temple—located on Swami Rock/Kona-ma-malai, in Trincomalee in the eastern part of Sri Lanka.
- Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash in Tibet, a pilgrimage site believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva.
- Gosaikunda Lake—located in Rasuwa District, Nepal.
- Doleshwar Mahadev temple located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. It is believed to house the head of Lord Shiva, whose body lies in the Kedarnath Temple of India.
- Halesi Mahadev, a sacred pilgrimage inside a massive cave, located in Khotang District of Nepal.
- Kailashnath Mahadev Statue—situated on a mountain near Kathmandu, Nepal. It is the world's tallest Lord Shiva statue.
- Prambanan temple dedicated to trimurthi which is located 18 km (11 mi) on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta located in the country of Indonesia.
- Hindu Temple, Dubai, UAE comprises a Shiva and Krishna temple.
- Shiva Temple located in Muttrah, Muscat, Oman.