Famous Shiva Temples all around the world 

Check out the list of famous Shiva Temples all around the world: 

Maha Shivratri 2022 is just around the corner, Shiva is the supreme power and a prominent deity of the Hindu religion that is worshipped by a large number of devotees all over the world. There are some Shiva temples in the world that have been built and dedicated to this Lord and are visited by pilgrims from all over the world. Here is a list of Shivam temples all across the world: 

  • Amar Nath Temple, India 

It is one of India’s most important temples and is the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage as well. It is situated at a huge height of 3888m in a cave in Jammu and Kashmir. The temple is famous for the naturally forming ice Linga of Lord Shiva that happens once a year.

  • Kashi Vishwanath, India

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated in the sacred city of Varanasi and is a very popular Shiva temple in India. It is believed that breathing your last in Kashi relieves you of all further rebirths and your soul is able to attain Moksha as Lord Vishwanath is the shelter for all who are ardent Shiva devotees. The temple is beautifully decorated during Maha Shivratri. 

  • Kedarnath, India

It is one of the most famous temples of Lord Shiva and is located among the Himalayan Range, pilgrims visit it while they commence their Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand, visiting Badrinath, Gangothri, and Yamunotri. 

  • Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

This temple is one of the holiest and oldest temples of Lord Shiva. The Pashupati Nath Temple is located in Kathmandu. With River Bagmati flowing on one side of the temple, this ardent Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Inside the temple is a meter-high lingam that has four faces.

  • Munneswaram Temple in Munneswaram, Sri Lanka

This temple exists since the days of Ramayana. It is said that Lord Ram prayed to Lord Shiva here after he won against Ravana. This temple celebrates Shivratri and Navratri with a lot of grandeur.

  • Mukti Gupteshwar Temple in Minto, Australia

The 13th and the last Jyothirlinga was gifted to Australia in 1999 by the then King of Nepal – the late Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. As per the scriptures, the construction of this lingam had to be in the southern hemisphere which symbolized the ‘mouth of the snake’, the snake being like an ornament around Lord Shiva’s neck. Hence Australia was chosen. The unique thing about this temple is that it is the only cave temple to have been constructed by man.