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Hinduism - Where Is Velur In India?

 



Village in the Aurangabad district of the state of Maharashtra, a few miles from the cave temples at Ellora.

The shrine to the deity Shiva in his guise as Ghrneshvar, the "Lord of Compassion," is located in Velur.

The Ghrneshvar linga is one of the twelve jyotirlingas, a network of sites deemed especially sacred to Shiva and at which Shiva is uniquely present.

Shiva is pre sent at this temple in the form of a linga, the pillar-shaped image that is his symbolic form, and the Ghrneshvar linga is one of the twelve jyotirlingas, a network of sites deemed especially sacred to Shiva.


~Kiran Atma


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Hinduism - Where Is Mahakaleshvar In India?

 

 

In the holy city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, there is a temple and a sacred spot (tirtha).

The temple is called after the temple's principal deity, the god Shiva as the "Lord of Death." 

At Mahakaleshvar, Shiva is represented with a linga, a pillar-shaped figure.

The Mahakaleshvar linga is one of the twelve jyotirlingas, or Shiva's special places on the planet.

The linga is located in a subterranean area that can only be accessed by passing via a lengthy, dark path.

This sentence might be seen as a metaphor for death's gloom and fear.

Worship at Mahakaleshvar is said to safeguard one from dying too soon or too soon, and to provide spiritual emancipation after death (moksha).

Ujjain has a long and illustrious history as a spiritual, economic, and political center.

It is one of the Seven Sacred Cities (Saptapuri) and is home to a number of significant religious sites.

King Vikramaditya, the founder of the Vikram Era, is supposed to have made Ujjain his capital.

It prospered commercially as a result of the trade routes that ran through it.


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