Shravan is considered to be the fifth month according to the Hindu Calendar, it’s always good to visit Shiva temples and worship him in this month. This auspicious month is devoted to Lord Shiva, the creator, and destroyer.
It is said that worshipping Lord Shiva around this time with certain rituals would bring heaps of fortune. The month of Shravan will mark the day on the 23rd of August and will continue further till the 22nd of August. Shravan Somvar Vrat is also observed on every Monday during this period. Visiting temples around this time amid deities that can enrich someone with a peaceful aura. There are a few Shiva Temples that many wish to visit around this time of the year.
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Temples you can visit during Shravan
It is located in Pune in Maharashtra. As historically significant this Temple is, it also holds a legend attached to itself. It is also a jyotirlinga site, which tends to attract numerous devotees all over the country.
Kedarnath Temple Kedarnath Temple was built by the Pandavas and it is the highest of the 12 jyotirlingas in India. Inside, a lingam of a triangular shape is worshipped by devotees. Legend also says that it is here that Kedarnath (lord of the land) released the holy water of Ganga from his matted hair.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
This Temple is located in the northern part of India. In Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the holiest sites for Hindus. It is believed from ancient folklore that the ones who release their last breath here at Kashi Vishwanath are relieved from the cycle of birth and death. An age-old temple, this place is all about the divine, which attracts devotees around this season.
This Temple is located at a sacred Island called Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh. Omkareshwar is considered to be one of the jyotirlingas in India. This island in itself is the shape of Om, which attracts people and makes the land even more auspicious. People fly from various places to be a part of the crowd during the Shravan season.
The inexplicable thing about this shrine is the three faces that embody Lord Brahma, LordVishnu, and Lord Rudra. This Temple celebrates Shravan along with other auspicious festivals related to Lord Shiva.
This Temple is located in Hooghly District of West Bengal. In the old days, it is considered that Raja Vishnu Das found the Lingam that is worshipped in the Temple. It is a famous site for an extremely popular pilgrimage site among Hindus of West Bengal.
Considering the northern part of India, Shravan starts a bit early in Gujrat. Devotees from across the nation horde the Temple to witness the great Somnath Mahotsava. Its piousness has made the Temple auspicious over the Hindus.
Baba Baidyanath Temple
Baba Baidhyanath Dham is located in Jharkhand. It is one of the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. It is believed mythologically that the current grounds of the Temple were the place where Ravana gave his ten heads to Lord Shiva to receive the Benefits of Life. This Temple is known for Shravan Melas, during which thousands of pilgrims visit this Holy Shrine. Many devotees also walk barefoot to offer the water of Ganges collected from Sultanganj to the deity.
This Temple leaves devotees spellbound with its energetic and enthusiastic aartis. This Temple, located at the BAnks of Bagmati River, suggests that whoever dies at this holy place would be reborn as a human, regardless of any misconduct.
On the northern side of the beautiful shore of the Arabian sea of Karnataka. This Temple is supposed to hold the second largest statue of Lord Shiva of about 123ft tall. Many are attracted to this place because of its ancient spiritualities.
Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
This Temple is located in the Srisailam district in Andhra Pradesh. It is admired to be a jyotirlinga. One can observe a meritorious festival like Shravan very highly celebrated in this Temple with devotees coming from across the country. It is also known for its famous Akhanda Sivanama Sankeerthana and for the continuous Bhajan notes that keep playing during the Shravan.
There are many other Shiva inspired Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. And celebrating Shravan is considered as one of the most important festivals. Enjoy this spiritual time of the year in the midst of Lord Shiva.