This year Mahashivratri will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18. This is an important day for the devotees of Lord Shiva.
Mahashivratri will be celebrated at Shiva temples all across the country with grand festivities.
From aartis to decorated gopurams and even rath yatras, devotees can witness a wide range of rituals and celebrations.
Here’s a list of the temples of Lord Shiva in India
This temple is believed to be the first of the 12 Aadi Jyotirlingas in India. Located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, it serves as one of the most important tourist spots in the state.
Situated in Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Odisha, this grand temple is over 54 metres tall. The temple complex, built in the 11th century CE in the Kalinga architecture style, has nearly 150 small and big temples.
The temple is in the middle of a wide plateau surrounded by snow-covered peaks. The temple was built of large, evenly cut grey slabs of stones in the 8th century CE.
Located in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, this temple exemplifies the confluence of Shaivism and Vaishnavism. According to the epic Ramayana, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva here before his sojourn to Lanka.
This temple is situated at a distance of about 28 km from Nashik City in Maharashtra. It is also one of the much revered shrines among the 12 Jyotirlingas.