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Friday, July 31, 2020

Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Nageshwar Nagnath Temple | Know your Temples

1. The Shiva Purana says Nageshvara Jyotirlinga is in which forest?

Shaktivana
Gyanavana
Vindhyavana
Darukavana
2. Darukavana is an ancient name of a forest in India. Darukavana finds mention in which of Indian epics?
Kamyakavana
Dvaitavana
Dandakavana
All of the above
3. Nageshwar Nagnath Temple is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in which Indian state?
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
4. Nageshvara Jyotirlinga temple is also sometimes known as Nagnath Temple. The main deity here is Lord Shiva who is also known by what name?
Har Har Mahadev
Nageshwar Mahadev
Bam Bam Mahadev
Devadidev
5. According to the which Purana, those who pray at the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga become free from all poisons, snake bites and worldly attractions?
Shiva Purana
Vishnu Purana
Garuda Purana
Matsya Purana
6. The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is planned on the which posture of the human body?
Udharv (standing)
Vakram (Slanting)
Sayanam (sleeping)
None of the above
7. Unlike other Nageshwar Temples, the statue or the Linga or Nageshwar Mahadev Sivalingam here faces which direction?
North
South
East
West
8. A major highlight of Nageshwar Temple is the massive 80 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva. The temple itself is characterised by typical Hindu architecture. The Nageshwar Shiva Linga is made up of stone, known as Dwarka Shila, having small chakras on it. It is in the shape of _____ mukhi Rudraksha.
One
Three
Five
Eight
9. Nageshwar Mahadev Sivalingam is facing South while the Gomugam is facing east. There is a story for this position. A devotee by name ________ was singing bhajans in front of the Lord. Other devotees asked him to stand aside and not hide the Lord. To this the devotee(who was singing bhajans) asked them to suggest one direction in which the Lord does not exist, so that he can stand there. The enraged devotees carried him and left him on the southside. To their astonishment, they found that the Linga was now facing South with the Gomugam facing east.
Ramdev
Ramteerth
Naamdev
Govinddev
10. Nageshvara Jyotirlinga temple's legend dates back hundreds of years ago to a demon couple called Daruka and Daruki, after whom Darukavana was named (it eventually came to be known as Dwarka). The demon Daruka, a staunch devotee of Goddess _________, once captured a Shiva devotee - Supriya - and imprisoned him along with the others in his capital Darukavana. Supriya urged all prisoners to recite Om Namaha Shivay, the holy mantra for Lord Shiva. Pleased by the devotion, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a Jyotirlinga from the earth. Though he could not kill the demon blessed by his own wife, he assured Supriya and the other devotees that he would protect them in the form of a linga. This jyotirlinga came to be worshipped as Nageshwara form of Lord Shiva.
Durga
Saraswati
Lakshmi
Parvati






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