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  • is this important Lord Shiva Temple. It is enshrined by one of the 12 swayambhu (self-existent) jyotirlinga in the world, in an underground sanctum.
  • A 25 m tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva and a large garden with a pond are major attractions of this rather serene place.

Nageshwar Temple

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  • Nageshwar was believed to be known as 'Darukavana', which is an ancient epic name of a forest in India.
  • Some archaeological excavations claim five earlier cities at the site. Legend goes that it was here that a demon called Daaruka imprisoned a Shiva devotee called Supriya. The chants of ‘Om Namha Shivay by Supriya invoked Lord Shiva who arrived here and vanquished the demon.

Located on the route between Dwarka city and Beyt Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat

Nageshwar jyotirlinga

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  • The revered site is home to one of the 12 jyotirlinga (self-manifested shivalinga) in India.
  • Close to the temple is another important spiritual spot called Gopi Talav Tirth, a lake that is connected to the legends of gopi visiting Lord Krishna and eventually offering their lives to merge with the soil here.

Nageshwar jyotirlinga Temple

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  • Also sometimes known as Nagnath Temple, the main deity here is Lord Shiva, also known as Nageshwar Mahadev.
  • According to the Shiva Purana, those who pray at the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga become free from all poisons, snake bites and worldly attractions.