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

Story of Somnath Jyotirlinga

There is a legend about the origin of Jyotirlinga.  According to the legend, King Daksha had married his twenty-seven daughters to Chand Dev.

  Dev was very happy to become the husband of twenty-seven girls.  All the girls were also happy with this marriage.  Among all these girls, Chandra Dev was most fascinated by a girl named Rohini.

  When Daksha came to know about this, he explained it to Chandra Dev.  But to no avail.  The effect of his explanation was that his attachment towards Rohini became more and more.

  After knowing this, King Daksha cursed Dev Chandra that, from today onwards you become a patient of tuberculosis.  Due to a curse, Dev Chandra suffered from tuberculosis.  His respect and influence also decreased.  To get rid of this curse, he went to the shelter of Lord Brahma.

  Brahma Dev told this remedy to get rid of this curse that the place where you have Somnath temple, came to that place and asked Chand Dev to do penance of Lord Shiva.  After worshiping Lord Shiva, as per the instructions of Lord Brahma, Chandra Dev became free from the curse.

  Since that time it is believed that Lord Chand Shiva had come to this place to do penance.  After the completion of penance, Lord Shiva asked Chandra Dev to ask for a boon.  On this, Chandra Dev asked for a boon that Lord, you free me from this curse.  And forgive all my transgressions.

  It was not possible even for Lord Shiva to end this curse completely.  The middle path was taken out, that the parties that happen in a month.  This curse will not remain in one Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha in one side.  But in this side, you will be affected by this curse.  They increase in one side in Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha, and decrease in the other.  Chandra Dev thanked Lord Shiva for receiving this grace.  And praised him.

  From that time the practice of worshiping Lord Shiva at this place started.  And Lord Shiva came to Somnath temple and became famous all over the world.  The deities also bow down to this place.  Chandra Dev is also situated at this place along with Lord Shiva.

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