13 of the most famous Shiva Temples Across India

Amarnath Temple

Amarnath Temple in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the top pilgrimage spot for Shiva devotees.

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Kedarnath temple

Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand is often referred as ‘Char dham’ pilgrimage destination.

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Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple in Saurashtra, Gujarat is one of the most visited Shiva temples in India.

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Lingaraj Temple

Lingaraj is one of the oldest temples in Odisha and the devotees worship deity of Lord Harihar, another form of Shiva.

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Kailasha Temple

One of the largest rock-art temple of Lord Shiva, Kailasha is a major attraction in Ellora, Maharashtra.

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Murudeshwara Temple

Murudeshwara in Karnataka houses the second-tallest Shiva statue in the world.

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Nageshwar Temple 

Nageshvara temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana and the main attraction is the 25 m tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva.

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Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath temple is considered as one of the twelve jyotirlingas of Shiva and is famous for its grand illuminations and aartis.

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Tungnath Temple

Tungnath temple in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is still visited by several devotees.

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Sri Kotalingeshwara Temple

Kotalingeshwara temple near Mysore in Karnataka has one crore shiva lingas, one of the largest shiva lingas in Asia.

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Brihadeeswara Temple

Brihadeeswara temple situated in the city of Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Srikalahasteeswara Temple

The temple is considered to be the oldest Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu.

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Vadakkumnathan Temple

Also known as Vadakkunnathan Temple,the temple being one of the largest and ancient Shiva temples, situated in Thrissur, Kerala covers an area of almost 9 acres.

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