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 Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga

According to mythology, this Jyotirlinga was brought here by Lankapati Ravana.  It has a very interesting story.  Ravana was a great devotee of Lord Shankar.  According to Shiva Purana, once to please Lord Shiva, Ravana went to the Himalaya mountain and started doing severe penance by establishing a Shiva Linga.  Lord Shankar was not pleased even after doing penance for many years, then Ravana decided to sacrifice his head to please Shiva.  While worshiping, Dashanan Ravana cut off his nine heads one by one and offered it to the Shiva Linga, when the tenth head was about to be cut, Lord Shiva appeared there and asked Ravana to ask for a boon.  When Ravana got the desired boon, he requested Lord Shiva that he wanted to take him with him to Lanka.  Shiva told Ravana that he could not go with him.  If he wants, he can take this Shivling.  Lord Shiva allowed Ravana to take away the Shivling, which he worshiped while offering nine heads.  While carrying the Shivling, Shiva told Ravana that do not keep this Jyotirling on the ground anywhere on the way, otherwise it will be established there.  Lord Vishnu did not want this Jyotirlinga to reach Lanka, so he requested Ganga to join Ravana's stomach.  As soon as the Ganges reached Ravana's stomach, the desire to urinate became strong inside Ravana.  He started thinking that after handing over the Shivling to someone, he had a small doubt, then Lord Vishnu appeared there in the guise of a cowherd.  Ravana, seeing that cowherd boy, handed him the Shivling and instructed him not to keep it on the ground.  When Ravana started urinating, his desire for urine was not ending, in such a situation, Ravana took a long time and the child got extinct by keeping the Shiva Linga on the ground.  When Ravana came back, despite making lakhs of efforts, Shivling did not budge from there, in the end Ravana had to return to Lanka empty handed.  Later all the deities came and worshiped this Jyotirlinga and duly installed it.

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