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Nageshwar JyotirlingaTemple in Dwarka Gujarat India-Among One Of The Twelve Jyotirlingas Of Lord Shiva

Here is Some Information about Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Dwarka Gujarat India.

Location:  Between Dwarka and Dwarka island in Gujarat
Dedicated to:Lord Shiva
Temple Timing:7:00 am to 12:30 pm , 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Significance: Among one of the 12 Jyotirlinga
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit:
Oct to June
Phone : +91-79-23977200
Nearest Railway Station:Dwarka station
Nearest Air Port: Jamnagar and Int.Airport is Ahmedabad

More Information about Nageshwar JyotirlingaTemple in Dwarka

Nageshwar Temple or Nagnath Temple is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva. The Jyotirlinga in the temple is known as Nageshwar Mahadev. The temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The Jyotirlinga situated in the temple is considered to protect everybody from all sort of poisons. It is believed that one who offers prayers in the temple becomes poison free. It is said that those who pray to the Nageshwar Linga become free of poison. The Rudra Samhita sloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase 'Daarukaavane Naagesham'.

Legend of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

There is a popular legend, related to Nageshwar Jyotirlinga. According to the legend, there was a businessman with an immeasurable faith in god and karma . He was highly devoted to Lord Shiva.Despite being busy in his business and work, whatever spare time he used to get, he exhausted it in praying, adoring, and serving Lord Shiva. Seeing his devotion in Lord Shiva, a monster names Darukk got angry .Being a monster in nature, he was never in favour of Lord Shiva and infact hated him.

That demon, always looked for an opportunity, to disrupt merchant’s devotion . One day that merchant was going in a boat for some business purpose. The monster saw this, and with the found opportunity he attacked the merchant’s boat and took all the travellers to the capital and imprisoned them.

Even in the prison, the merchant use to pray Lord Shiva constantly. When the demon, got to know about about it, he got aggressive and visited the merchant in prison,in the spirit of anger.The merchant was meditating at that time .The monster, started to resent at the merchant in that state only. When the demon saw, that his resentment is not affecting the merchant at all, he instructed his slaves to kill the merchant. Even this instruction could not act as a barrier to his meditation. The merchant kept on praying for his and his fellow people’s liberation. Lord Shiva was pleased with this devotion, and appeared in the prison in th form of Jyotirlinga and gave Pashupata, a weapon to the merchant, to protect himself.. He killed Rakshas Darukk, and his disciples from the weapon given by Lord Shiva. Since then this Jyoitirlinga is established there, and was named Nageshwar.
Structure of Shri Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Nageshwar Mahadev Sivalingam is facing South while the Gomugam is facing east. There is a story for this position. A devotee by name Naamdev was singing bhajans in front of the Lord. Other devotees asked him to stand aside and not hide the Lord.
To this Naamdev asked them to suggest one direction in which the Lord does not exist, so that he can stand there. The enraged devotees carried him and left him on the southside.
To their astonishment, they found that the Linga was now facing South with the Gomugam facing east.

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Hotels and Restaurants of  Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple 

Dwarkadhish Lords Eco Inn 3.5 Star Hotel
Near Gayatri Temple, Dwarka
15.9 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Charmi Restaurant
Near Iskon Gate
16.0 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

National Highway 8e
15.9 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Sonal Restaurant
"Hotel Gopal"Opp. Homeguard Chowk Dwarka
15.6 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Hotel Guruprerna 3.0 Star Hotel
Opp. Bhadrakali Temple, Dwarka
15.9 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Hotel City Palace
Jawahar Road, Teen Batti Chowk, Dwarka
15.9 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Meera Hotel
Highway Road , Opp G.E.B.Office, Dwarka
15.9 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Hotel Damji
Shivrajsinh Road, Dwarka
16.1 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Hotel Punit
Tin Batti, Jamnagar
16.4 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Hotel Shree Darshan
Jawahar Road, Near Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
16.3 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Chetna Hotel
Tin Batti Chowk, Jamnagar
16.4 km from Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

How to Reach Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple 

By Air : Jamnagar, 145 kms away, is the nearest airport.

By Rail :Dwarka is a station on the Ahmedabad-Okha broad gauge railway line connected to Jamnagar, Rajkot (217 kms) and Ahmedabad (378 kms).

By Road : There is regular bus service from Jamnagar, Rajkot and other nearby towns connected to Dwarka.

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