Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, also known as the Nageshwara Temple, is located on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple timings are from 6 am to 9 pm.
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
The Jyotirlinga is in the underground sanctum sanctorum. The temple’s main attraction is the 25-meter-high idol of Lord Shiva in a large garden with a pond around the idol.
What is the Significance of Nageshwar Temple?
It has Lingam Oval Rudraksha with three faces. Rudraksha is called the tears of Lord Shiva. The uniqueness of Nageshwar Temple is that this powerful Jyotirlinga protects the devotees from all kinds of poisons.
Devotees also believe that a person who prays to God will be free from poison, i.e. negativity. The lingam at Nageshwar is unique because it contains a stone known as the Dwarka stone.
Nageshwar Mahadev Shivalingam is on the south, while Gomugam is on the east. There is a story behind this position. Once upon a time, there was a devotee named Namdev.
He is a saint who dedicates songs to Lord Shiva. One day while he was chanting bhajans in front of the Lord, other devotees asked him to stand aside without hiding from the Lord.
To this, Namdev asked them to point in a direction where there was no God so that he could stand there. The enraged devotees brought him and left him to the south. To their surprise, the lingam was now facing east while Gomugam was facing south.
History of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple:
Nageshwar Temple locates on the way between the city of Dwarka and Bate Dwarka Island. According to the history of Nageshwara Temple, there are two stories behind this Jyotirlinga. Two legends relate to the existence of these many temples.
The first story in the Shiva Purana is about a hundred years old about a demon couple named Daruka and Daruki.
The city, now known as Dwarka, was formerly named after the Asura couple and was known as “Darukavana”. Daruki’s wife Daruki is a devotee of Goddess Parvati.
But, Daruka is a cruel monster; he pleasures by harassing the people around him. One day, he imprisoned a devotee of Lord Shiva named Supriya with many others.
Daruka abused the blessings he received and continued to persecute the local people somehow.
While in captivity, Supriya advised the people to chant the mantra “Om Namaha Shivaye” loudly.
Supriya told the villagers that this mantra was powerful enough to save them. When Daruka finds out about this, he gets angry and goes to kill her. Lord Shiva appeared on earth in the form of Linga during this time.
Lord Shiva could not kill the demon due to the boon given by his wife, Parvati. Therefore, he assured Supriya and all the others that he would protect them in the form of Jyotirlinga.
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Timings
Below are the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple timings.
|Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Timings||Details|
|5:00 am||Temple opening Hours|
|6:00 am – 12:30 pm||Darshan Hours|
|12:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Temple remains closed|
|5:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Darshan Hours|
|6:45 pm – 7:15 pm||Aarti|
|7:15 pm – 9:00 pm||Darshan Hours|
|9:00 pm||Temple Closing Hours|
The timings mentioned above might change on festival days.
Darshan and Puja Ticket Charges
|1||Archana Puja Thali||Rs.250|
|2||Darshan||Rs.200 for two persons|
Some of the festivals honoured at Nageshwar Temple are:
This festival celebrates in late February or early March. It believes that on this day, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. This day is famous for its rigorous worship, bhajans and anointings.
Devotees decorate the lingam with flowers and perform anointing with milk. Thousands of people visit the mandirs during this glorious festival.
Shravan falls in the Hindu calendar’s fifth month, beginning in late July and ending in the third week of August. The chanting of the Rudra mantra resonates in the temple during the month of Shravan.
Where to stay nearby?
There are various places where you can be comfortable on a reasonable budget. Hotels also offer express high-speed internet, check-in and check-out, Wi-Fi, and airport & railway pickup. Some of them are:
- Hotel Guruprerna
- Hotel Mira
- Hotel Damji
- Hotel Dwarka Residency
- Hotel Gomati
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple’s online booking
Online booking is not available for Abhishek. It is on purchase of arrival ticket at the counter. After paying the money at the counter, a Pandit will accompany the devotees to perform the anointing. Worship equipment to be purchased by the devotee. At this time, the devotee had been allowed to touch the Shivalinga.
Entry to the temple is free. There is no dress code for the show. If you intend to anoint, the gents should change pants and wear a dhoti. Dhoti is available for free in the changing room.
Nearby Places to visit Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple
This temple is an important shrine dedicated to Rukmini, the consort of Lord Krishna. Although the temple is small in construction, some stunning paintings on the walls depict Rukmini’s time with her husband. Rukshamani Temple locates in the city of Dwarka.
This temple was dedicated to Lord Krishna and had located at a distance of 17 km from the Nageshwar Temple. The temple is about 2000 years old. The temple is a five-storey building which is a work of impeccable artwork and worth a visit.
This marble temple was built by the industrialist Birlas and was dedicated to the holy book Bhagavad Gita. It locates at a distance of 3 km from the Dwarka Railway Station.
The carvings on the temple walls depict the verses of the Bhagavad Gita. The temple had built to protect the values and teachings mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita.
Bate Dwarka is an island located at a distance of 32 km from Dwarka near the port of Okha. To get there, take the train or road to Okha Port Jetty and reach the island by ferry.
The island has some magnificent temples of Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, Lord Vishnu and Goddess. The main temple of Lord Krishna is about 500 years old and had believed to have been built by Sri Vallabhacharya.
How to reach
How to reach Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Here:
The nearest airport is the Jamnagar Airport, located at a distance of 137 km from the temple.
Some trains also ply south via Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.
Direct buses are available from Jamnagar and Ahmadabad.
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Shree Dwarkadhish Temple
Dwarka: 361 335,
Dist.: Jamnagar, Gujarat- India.
Phone: +91- 2892, Office : 234080 Res: 234090