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

Shiva tied the Ganges in his hair

 Lord Rama's ancestor Bhagirath was a majestic king in the Raghuvansh. He decided to bring Ganga to earth to free his ancestors from the guilt of life and death. He started severe penance. Ganga was pleased with his penance and agreed to come from heaven to earth. But he told Bhagirath that if she would fall directly on the earth from heaven, the earth would not be able to bear her velocity and would go into the abyss.

  Hearing this, Bhagirath fell into thought. Ganga was proud that no one could bear her velocity. Then he started worshiping Lord Bholenath. In order to remove the pride of Ganga, Shiva Shambhu, the destroyer of the world's miseries, was pleased and asked Bhagirath to ask for a boon. Bhagirath told all his wishes to him. As soon as Ganga started descending from heaven to earth, Shiva imprisoned her in her hair. She started sobbing and apologized to Shiva. Then Shiva released it from Jata into a small puddle, from where the Ganges flowed in seven streams."