Brief History

The revered site is home to one of the 12 jyotirlingas (self-manifested shivalinga) in India. The red building lies at a short distance from the town. At the end of a large hall is the main sanctum with the shivalinga. Close to the temple is another important spiritual spot called Gopi Talav Tirth, a lake that is connected to the legends of gopis visiting Lord Krishna and eventually offering their lives to merge with the soil here.

Legend goes that it was here that a demon called Daaruka imprisoned a Shiva devotee called Supriya. The chants of ‘Om Namaha Shivay’ by Supriya invoked Lord Shiva who arrived here and vanquished the demon. A self-manifested Shivalinga appeared here and is prayed to this date.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit is between November and February, and during Shivratri which is celebrated with great fervour.

How to Reach

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga by Bus
By Road

Nageshwar Temple is 18 km from Dwarka city.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga by Train
By Train

Nageshwar Temple is 18 km from Dwarka Railway station.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga by Flight
By Air

Porbandar (107 km) and Jamnagar (126 km) are the closest airports to Dwarka.

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