Famous Shiva temples in India you can visit on this Maha Shivratri

Mar 4, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Uttar Pradesh

Situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most revered Shiva temples in India. It attracts millions of devotees during Mahashivratri who come to offer prayers and seek blessings.

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Somnath Temple, Gujarat

As one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Somnath Temple holds immense religious significance. Devotees throng to this temple on Mahashivratri to participate in the grand festivities and rituals.

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Mahakaleshwar Temple, Madhya Pradesh

Located in Ujjain, the Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the most famous Shiva temples in India. Devotees visit this temple on Mahashivratri to participate in the elaborate rituals and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.

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Brihadeeswarar Temple, Tamil Nadu

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its architectural grandeur and historical significance. Devotees visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple during Mahashivratri to witness the special rituals and celebrations.

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Rameswaram Temple, Tamil Nadu

Considered one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites, the Rameswaram Temple holds immense religious importance for Hindus. On Mahashivratri, the temple is adorned with lights, and devotees take holy dips in the sacred waters of Agni Theertham.

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Grishneshwar Temple, Maharashtra

As one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines, the Grishneshwar Temple is a revered pilgrimage site for Shiva devotees. Special pujas and abhishekams are performed on Mahashivratri to honor Lord Shiva.

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Mallikarjuna Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Situated on the Srisailam Hill, the Mallikarjuna Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines. Pilgrims flock to this temple on Mahashivratri to seek the blessings of Lord Mallikarjuna.

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Trimbakeshwar Temple, Maharashtra

Situated in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, Trimbakeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines. Devotees gather here on Mahashivratri to participate in special rituals and seek the blessings of Lord Trimbakeshwar.

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