On the eve of Maha Shivratri, let us look at some of the most famous places of worship for Shiva devotees.
Amarnath Temple in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the top pilgrimage spot for Shiva devotees.
Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand is often referred as 'Char dham' pilgrimage destination.
Somnath Temple in Saurashtra, Gujarat is one of the most visited Shiva temples in India.
Lingaraj is one of the oldest temples in Odisha and the devotees worship deity of Lord Harihar, another form of Shiva.
Murudeshwara in Karnataka houses the second-tallest Shiva statue in the world.
Nageshvara temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana and the main attraction is the 25 m tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva.
Tungnath temple in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is still visited by several devotees.
Sri Kotalingeshwara Temple
Kotalingeshwara temple near Mysore in Karnataka has one crore shiva lingas, one of the largest shiva lingas in Asia.
Brihadeeswara temple situated in the city of Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The temple is considered to be the oldest Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu.
Also known as Vadakkunnathan Temple,the temple being one of the largest and ancient Shiva temples, situated in Thrissur, Kerala covers an area of almost 9 acres.