Since the dawn of religious beliefs, it has become a prevalent trend to go on religious journeys. These particular journeys to sacred places carry a mythological significance dates back to prehistoric times. Those who practise multi-cultural Hindu religion, largely go on pilgrimage for the sake of Lord Shiva at least once in life.
Lord Shiva also known as Great Lord, Great God and Supreme Lord is one of the primary Gods other than Vishnu and Brahma. Because of Lord Shiva, Char Dham Yatra is considered a prominent pilgrimage of Hindu practice. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamnotri and Gangotri constitute four pillars of Char Dham Yatra.
In addition, Mount Kailash is believed to be Lord Shiva’s abode hence millions of pilgrims head to that sacred shrine every year. The other reason is that the river Ganges emanates from Lord Shiva’s matted hair, and it also springs from Kailash Mountains.
For Hindus it is of pristine value to pay visits to Lord Shiva temples. The Great God is famous by many names hence there are plenty of temples offering shrine to him in different names. Lord Shiva is manifested in the form of Jyotirlingam or the cosmic light also regarded as the embodiment of all passions such as love, hatred, fear, death and life and many more which he expresses through various forms.
The one and only God who epitomizes the beginning and the end truly known as a destroyer and a creator of the world Lord Shiva temples are in abundance across the country. Among all the forms of temples, Jyotirlingam temples are the famous ones. These temples are still kept in their purest form, mainly located in the ranges of Himalaya.
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