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Have you ever visited a spiritual place and the darshan has made you feel something has touched your very soul? These 5 Jyotirlingas will make you feel so. Each of these is said to be extremely powerful. Read on and plan your pilgrimage now!

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Somnath: A temple built by the Moon God
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HolidayIQ reviewer Anand R walks us through the temple, "This temple was looted, destroyed and invaded multiple times, but was reconstructed with same zeal and devotion every time. Located on the seashore, there are free of charge lockers and shoe stands. It has big premises, reflecting the ancient glory and spiritual power. At the garbh graha, it is an experience of a lifetime to see the first Jyotirlinga of Shri Mahadev Shankar. The entire garbh graha is decorated in gold. The idol is very peaceful and healing."

The legend goes: It was Somraj or the Moon God, who built the Temple of Somnath out of gold. Ravana later built it in silver, Krishna built it in wood and Raja Bhimdev built it in stone

Binsar: A Shakti Stal as well
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HolidayIQ reviewer Joy says, "Jageshwar temple is one of the Jyotirlinga worth taking a visit." This temple is believed to be constructed by one of the scions of the Chand Raja Dynasty, King Kalyan Chand. Besides being a religious place, the temple is also known for its architectural excellence. 

The legend goes: It is said that a piece of Goddess Sati’s charred body fell here. The pieces, it is said had fallen in places which became ‘Shakthi Stals’, where people visit and pray with reverence. 

Aurangabad: The last but not the least
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HolidayIQ reviewer Saurabh talks about his experience at Grishneshwar shrine, "The main temple is surrounded by 12 small ones of other Jyotirlingas. The sanctum is located deep inside, a little lower than the ground level and the cavernous chamber is where the lingam rests. This is where the chanting of the Rudram seemed to fill the entire space. The sound reverberated within the small, cavernous shrine, the stone walls echoing the words over and over till the air itself seemed to pulsate with the same rhythm as the chanting." 

The legend goes: it is believed to be the last Jyotirlinga temple on the earth. 

Trimbakeshwar: Your gateway to moksha
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HolidayIQ reviewer Vamshi Karthik shares, "Trimbakeshwar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Hillside view will definitely steal your heart. It's worth visiting in the rainy season, especially early morning view will be good. Advice is not to buy flowers in front of the temple because they will not allow flowers inside. It's better to keep your bags and mobiles inside your vehicle. If you visit this place, go early in the morning at 6 am and trek up to the hill, I am sure it will be your lifetime experience."

The legend goes: Trimbakeshwar was the ‘place of Tri-Sandhya Gayatri’ where Lord Ganesha was born. 

Varanasi: Get wishes fulfilled at the golden chatra
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HolidayIQ reviewer Ananth Pranesh says, "Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the Dwadasha Jyotirlinga temples, very ancient and the most revered. The complex has a shrine for Parvati Devi and an old well called Gyan Koop. Saptarishi arati at 6:30 pm daily is very popular. One can book in advance to witness this. Due to security reasons, we are not allowed to take mobile phones, watch, bags, etc into the temple. However, there are plenty of lockers available outside the temple."

The legend goes: A view of burning Vishwanath Jyotirlinga is considered to be the most sacred event by the natives of the destination. The temple has a golden chatra on top. It is believed that any wish is fulfilled if it is made after seeing the chartra.

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