Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple History, Timings, Pooja and Darshan details
Darshan Dress Code: Any decent outfit
Darshan Duration: 20 to 30 mins during weekdays and 40 to 50 mins during weekends.
The Temple will be crowded during Karthik Masa, Sivaratri days, Nov, Dec and Holidays.
Best Time to visit: Sep to May 1st week.
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple History
As per the Legend, There lived a demon couple Daruka and Daruki. Daruki was an ardent devotee of Goddess Parvati. Daruki imprisoned Siva Devotee Supriya at his Capital Darukavan. Supriya taught Siva Mantra to other devotees in the prison. Daruki who came to know about Supriya thought of killing him. Lord Siva appeared in the form of Jyoti and protected him without killing the demon.
Another interesting folklore attached to this temple, A group of Dwarf Saints worshipped Lord Siva. Lord Siva thought of testing their devotion appeared before the Saints in the nude with serpents covering the body. Saint wives got attracted and went with Lord Siva. Saints who got angered cursed Lord Siva to lose his Linga. Linga fell on the Earth and created tremors. Lord Vishnu along with Brahma requested Lord Siva to rescue the Earth. Lord Siva took back his Linga and self-manifested at Darukavan in Jyotirlinga.
The present form of the temple was reconstructed during recent times by T-Series owner Gulshan Kumar.
Jalabhishek and Ksheerabhishek will be performed daily for the main deity. Temple will be heavily crowded during Karthika month, Sivaratri days.
Dress code: Please wear
Men: White Pancha, Dhoti. Not to wear the shirt during Abhisheka.
Female: Saree with blouse/ Punjabi Dress with Dupatta / Chudidhar with Dupatta/ Half saree
How to reach Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Jamnagar which is 137 Km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Dwarka which is 12 km away. Dwarka falls on Ahmedabad-Okha railway line.
- The direct bus is available from Jamnagar and Ahmedabad. Temple is 12 km from Dwarka.