Story of Rameshwar Jyotirlinga

 There is a legend about Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga. That when Lord Shri Ram was going to Ayodhya after liberating Sita from Ravana's captivity, at that time he stopped and rested on the Gandhamdan mountain on the way. After resting, he came to know that the sin of destroying the sage Pulastya clan is here. To avoid this curse, they should worship Lord Shiva by establishing a Jyotirlinga at this place.   After knowing this, Lord Shri Ram requested Hanuman to go to Mount Kailash and bring Shivling. Hanuman went to Mount Kailash after receiving the orders of Lord Rama, but he could not see Lord Shiva there. On this he chanted Lord Shiva carefully. After which Lord Shiva was pleased and appeared to him. And fulfilled the purpose of Hanuman ji.   Here Hanuman ji was delayed due to penance and to please Lord Shiva. And on the other hand Lord Rama and Goddess Sita keep waiting for the auspicious time for the establishment of Shivling. Due to the fear of missing the auspicious

devotion to kannappa

 Bhil Kumar wandered in the Kannappa forest and reached near a temple. Seeing the idol of Lord Shankar in the temple, he thought – God is alone in this forest. Let no animal bother them. It was evening. Kannapp mounted an arrow on the bow and started guarding the entrance of the temple. In the morning, he thought of worshiping God, but he did not know how to worship.

  He went into the forest, killed the animals and roasted their meat in the fire. The bees broke the hive and extracted honey. Taking honey and meat in a couple, plucking some flowers and filling the river water in the mouth reached the temple. He removed the flowers and leaves lying on the idol from his feet. Water was offered to the idol from the mouth itself, flowers were offered and meat and honey were kept as naivedya.

  Every morning a Brahmin used to come to that temple to worship. The Brahmin would be sad to see the pieces of meat in the temple every day. One day he sat secretly to see who was doing this. He saw Kannapp came. At that time, seeing the blood flowing from one of the eyes of the idol, he applied the medicine of leaves on the eyes of the idol, but the blood did not stop.

  Then Kannapp took out his eye from the arrow and placed it on the eye of the idol. The blood stopped. Then blood started flowing from the other eye. Kannapp offered the second eye as well. Then Shankarji appeared and, applying Kannappa to his heart, returned his eyesight and said to the brahmin - I do not love the worship method, but the devotional spirit is dear to me.

  In fact, God is pleased only by the mere remembrance done with complete dedication and gives auspicious blessings to the devotee."