Pancha Bhoota Linga, Lord Shiva temples dedicated to Panchabhuta

Pancha bhoota Kshetras or Pancha Bhuta linga kshetra are the five predominant temples of Lord Shiva. Pancha bhoota lingas represent the five primordial elements – earth (prithvi), water (Jala), fire (Agni – Tejo), air (vayu) and space (akasa). Human life depends on these five primordial elements. Aatma (soul) exists in the body which is structured with Panchabhoota.

Adhideva – Lord Shiva in ‘linga roopa (form of lingam) in five holy places – Kancheepuram (Prithivi lingam – Nillam or Earth), Thiruvanaikoil (Jala lingam – Neer or water), Thiruvannamalai (Tejo lingam – agni or neruppu or fire), Sri Kalahasti (Vayu lingam – kattru or air) and Chidambaram (Akasa lingam – agayam or space).

List of Pancha Bhootha Linga Temples:

  1. Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) – Ekamreshwara swamy (Prithvi Linga) with his consort Kamakshi Devi Ammal (Goddess Parvati)
  2. Thiruvanaikoil (Thiruvanaikaval) (Tamil Nadu) – Jambukeshwara swamy (Appulingeshwara, Jambunathar, Sri Neer Thiralnathar, Anaikka Annal) (Jala Linga) with his consort Akhilandeshwari Ammal
  3. Thivannamalai (Tamilnadu) – Arunachaleshwara swamy (Tejo Linga) with his consort ‘Unnamalai Ammal (Parvati Devi)
  4. Sri Kalahasti (Andhra Pradesh) – Sri Kalahastiswara swamy (Vayu Lingam) with his deveri (consort) Goddess Jnana Prasoonamba Devi
  5. Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu) – Sri Nataraja swamy(Vaidyanatheeshwara swamy) (Akasa Lingam)

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