Mahashivratri 2024: According to your zodiac sign, which Jyotirlinga is best for you to worship?

The twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva hold special significance in India, and each of these Jyotirlingas is associated with different zodiac signs. Worshipping-specific Jyotirlingas holds importance for individuals based on their zodiac signs. Let’s find out from astrologer Rajat Singal that Jyotirlinga holds special benefits for people of different zodiac signs. 

  1.  For individuals belonging to the Aries zodiac sign, worshipping the Somnath Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform abhishek (ritual bathing) on the Shiva Linga with Panchamrit (a mixture of milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, and sugar). The Somnath Jyotirlinga is located in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, and it was established by Lord Chandra (the Moon). In this temple, the worship of Somnath is conducted with Panchamrit.

Mantra: “ॐ सोमनाथाय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Somnath Jyotirlinga  Namah)

  1. For individuals belonging to the Taurus zodiac sign, worshipping the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Rudrabhishek (ritual bathing) on the Shiva Linga with a thin stream of milk. The Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga is a sacred pilgrimage site where both gods and demons attain benefits through the worship of Lord Shiva and Devi Shakti.

Mantra: “ॐ मल्लिकार्जुनाय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Mallikarjuna        Jyotirlinga Ya Namah)

  1. For individuals belonging to the Gemini zodiac sign, worshipping the                           Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Abhishek (ritual bathing) of the Shiva Linga with a mixture of milk and honey. The Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, situated on the banks of the Kshipra River, holds significant importance. Worshipping here is believed to protect against untimely death.

Mantra: “ॐ महाकालाय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Mahakalaya Jyotirlinga Namah)

  1. For individuals belonging to the Cancer zodiac sign, worshipping the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is advised. They should perform Abhishek (ritual bathing) of the Shiva Linga with Panchamrit (a mixture of milk, yoghurt, honey, sugar, and ghee). The revered Omkareshwar Temple is located in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh, situated on an island called Mandhata in the Narmada River.

Mantra: “ॐ ओंकारेश्वराय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Omkareshwar Aya Jyotirlinga Ya Namah)

  1. For individuals belonging to the Leo zodiac sign, worshipping the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Jalabhishek (ritual bathing) of the Shiva Linga with a mixture of milk, yoghurt, Ganges water, and mishri (rock sugar). According to mythological beliefs, this Jyotirlinga was brought here by the demon king Ravana.

Mantra: “ॐ बैद्यनाथाय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Baidyanath Ya Jyotirlinga Ya Namah)

  1.  For the individuals of the Virgo zodiac sign, worshipping the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Abhishek (ritual bathing) of the Shiva Linga with a mixture of milk, ghee, and honey. Bhimashankar is situated in Maharashtra and is believed to grant relief from all sorrows merely by its sight.

Mantra: “ॐ भीमशंकराय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Bhimashankar Aya Jyotirlinga Ya Namah)

  1. For the individuals of the Libra zodiac sign, worshipping the Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Abhishek of the Shiva Linga with milk mixed with batasha (sugar candy). Rameshwaram, located in Tamil Nadu, is one of the Char Dhams and is situated in the Ramanathapuram district.

Mantra: “ॐ रामेश्वराय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Namah)

  1. For the individuals of the Scorpio zodiac sign, worshipping the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Abhishek of the Shiva Linga with milk and rice mixed with water. Nageshwar, also known as Nageshvara, signifies the lord of snakes and is believed to protect from accidents.

Mantra: “ॐ नागेश्वराय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Namah)

  1. For the individuals of the Sagittarius zodiac sign, worshipping the Vishwanath Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should offer Ganges water mixed with saffron to Lord Shiva during Mahashivaratri and the month of Shravan. Kashi Vishwanath is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Mantra: “ॐ विश्वनाथाय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Vishwa Nathaya Jyotirlinga Ya Namah)

  1. For the individuals of the Capricorn zodiac sign, worshipping the Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Abhishek of the Shiva Linga with milk and jaggery. Trimbakeshwar is unique as it represents Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva in three faces.

Mantra: “ॐ त्र्यंबकेश्वराय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Tryambakam Jyotirlinga Namah)

  1. For the individuals of the Aquarius zodiac sign, worshipping the Kedarnath Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Abhishek of the Shiva Linga with water mixed with jaggery. Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.

Mantra: “ॐ केदाराय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Kedarnath Ya Jyotirlinga Ya Namah)

  1. For the individuals of the Pisces zodiac sign, worshipping the Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is recommended. They should perform Abhishek of the Shiva Linga with milk mixed with saffron. Grishneshwar is renowned as the twelfth and last Jyotirlinga.

Mantra: “ॐ घृष्णेश्वराय ज्येतिर्लिंगाय नमः” (Om Grishneshwar Aya Jyotirlinga Ya Namah)

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During the worship of Lord Shiva, it is important to keep the following points in mind:

Always face north while worshipping Lord Shiva.

Avoid offering worship with conch shells during the puja of Bholenath.

  Refrain from keeping a Shiva Linga at home; make an effort to visit a temple to offer water to the Shiva Linga.

 Do not offer coconut water on the Shiva Linga.

 Since Lord Shiva is considered a yogi and a symbol of masculinity, avoids using turmeric, kumkum, vermillion, and cosmetics during his worship.

Do not offer certain leaves and flowers like Tulsi, Kutaj, Nagkesar, Bandhuka, Malati, Champa, Jasmine, Kund, Juhi, Mauli, Raktajaba, and Ketaki on Shiva Linga.

Also Read: Mahashivratri 2024: 8th or 9th March, when is Mahashivratri? Find out the accurate date, worship rituals, and auspicious timings here.

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