Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is famous all over the world as the tenth Jyotirlinga among the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Dwarkapuri on the outskirts of Gujarat state. This temple is also famous by the name of 'Darukwan'. A 25 meter long statue of Lord Shiva sitting in Padmasana posture has been installed in the courtyard of the temple.
On entering the Sabhamandap through the courtyard, Nandi is installed on the right side and right in front of it. Shivlinga is seen. This Jyotirlinga is a symbol of protection from all types of poisons. That those who pray to Nageshwar Shivalinga become free from poison. Specialty of this Shivalinga It is made of a stone known as Dwaraka Shila and has small circles on it.
The shape of Shivalinga is oval with Trimukhi Rudraksha. There is also a legend related to this that a demon named Daruka was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Once a Shiva devotee named Supriya was traveling with pilgrims on a boat. At the same time Daruka captured him. Supriya along with his companions chanted 'Om Namah Shivay'. The enraged Daruka tried to kill him, but Lord Shiva protected him by appearing in the form of Shivalinga. Since then this Jyotirlinga form of Shiva is worshiped as Nageshwar.
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