Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is located on the coast of Saurashtra in the state of Gujarat on the way to Dwarka city and Bayt Dwarka Island. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. In Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Darshan, devotees visit a sitting idol of Lord Shiva 25 meters tall. The idol of this temple is very big. Hence it is also known as Moteswar. A large garden is situated near the temple. Where tourists can rest.

Nageshwar Jyotirling is also known as ‘Darukwana’. Which is the name of an ancient epic in India. One of the 12 famous Swayambhu temples, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is also the center of faith of the devotees. The huge, beautiful and artistic statue of Lord Shiva mesmerizes the tourists and devotees. The temple is the center of the temple festivities on the eve of Shivaratri. At that time devotees come in large numbers to have darshan.

Legend of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga

According to Shiva Purana, Nageshwar is considered to be an ancient forest of India “Darukavan”. Her story is about a demon couple named Daruka and Daruki, hundreds of years ago. Daruka, a staunch devotee of Goddess Parvati, had captured Supriya, a devotee of Shiva. He was imprisoned in Darukvan. Supriya urged all the prisoners to recite the holy mantra of Lord Shiva, Om Namah Shivaya. Pleased with devotion, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Jyotirlinga. Shivaji could not kill the demon blessed by his wife.

But assured Supriya and the devotees that he would protect them in the form of a linga. This Jyotirlinga was worshiped as the Nageshwar form of Lord Shiva. Another legend connects Nageshwar Jyotirlinga with the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata. Bhima, the strongest of the five Pandavas, was found to have a swayambhu (self-manifested) lingam with a river flowing full of cream and milk. Today the Nageshwar temple is built at the exact same place.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Images

Best Time To Visit Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

To visit the holy shrine of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. You are looking for the best time. So let us tell you that the time between October to February is considered to be the best time to visit here. But you can visit here during any time of the year. A must visit during the Mahashivratri festival to experience the festive and spiritual aura of the temple.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Timings & Entry Fees

The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple opens at 6 in the morning for the devotees to see. And till 12:30, the devotees have darshan of the Lord here. In the morning, devotees offer milk to the Lord on the linga of Shiva. After this the temple opens at 5 in the evening and remains open till 9:30. Aarti takes place in the temple during that time. There is no entry fee for tourists and devotees in Nageshwar Jyotirling. That is, this sightseeing place is absolutely free for tourists.

Architecture of Nageshwar Temple

The architecture of Nageshwar temple is built in the western style. Following the principles of Vastu Shastra, the plan of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is made on the Syanama (sleep) posture of the human body. It is divided into 5 main parts. In it the Mahadwara (feet) is the main gate of the temple, the devotees enter with the feet. After that the entrance (hands) it has two sacred idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha symbolized by two hands. 

Sabha Mandap (Stomach and Chest) The main prayer hall with prayer rugs symbolizes the human stomach and chest. Antarala is the place of worship of Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva and the sanctum (head) housing the main Shiva linga, the sanctum sanctorum being the head in the human body. Nageshwar temple faces south while Gomugam faces east.

Nageshwar Temple Images

Best Places To Visit Near Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Bet Dwarka Island 

Shree Dwarkadhish Temple


Dwarka Beach

Rukmini Devi Temple Dwarka

Gomti Ghat 

Gopi Lake

Sudama Setu

Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple

Geeta Mandir 

Dunny Point


Shree Swaminarayan Temple

Famous Local Food Of Dwarka

Gujarati thali





An Indian dish

Khamman Dhokla





How to Reach Nageshwar Temple Dwarka

Travelers can board flights, trains and buses to reach Nageshwar Jyotirlinga. The closest to Nageshwar Jyotirling is Jamnagar Airport. He is 137 km away from here. From here one can reach Nageshwar with the help of means. The nearest railway station to Nageshwar is that of Dwarka. From here one can go to Nageshwar temple. Nageshwar Jyotirling is situated on Jamnagar and Ahmedabad road. Direct buses are available from Ahmedabad to Nageshwar.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Map & Location

Video of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga

Interesting Facts

Nageshwar Jyotirling is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Bhole Nath Shiva.

Nageshwar is situated just 17 km away from Dwarka.

By having darshan here, the devotee is freed from sins and finds a place in the divine Shivalok.

Nageshwar Jyotirling is in 10th place among the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Mahadev.

Nageshwar is situated on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat on the way to Dwarka city and Bayt Dwarka Island.

Here is a very beautiful and huge statue of Lord Shiva in meditation posture.

Late Shri Gulshan Kumar had reconstructed the present temple of Nageshwar.


Q .Where is Nageshwar Jyotirlinga located?

Nageshwar Temple is located in Dwarka city of Gujarat.

Q .What is the distance between Dwarka to Nageshwar?

16 kms

Q .What is the distance between Nageshwar Jyotirlinga to Somnath Jyotirlinga?

266 kms

Q .Can we touch nageshwar Jyotirlinga?

Both men and women are allowed to touch the Shivling.

Q .Why is Shiva called nageshwar?

The lingam that Supriya had set up was called Nagesha; it is the tenth lingam. 

Q .Who built nageshwar Temple?

This Jyotirlinga and the sanctum sanctorum are located in the basement of the old temple structure. The hall and exterior structure was built by Mr. Gulshan Kumar.


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