Trinetra: The 12 manifestations of Lord Shiva
For Centuries, India has captivated the world with its rich history and tradition complemented with the sheer existence of a wide range of languages and cultures within the country. For a culturally inclined traveler, India is therefore nothing short of a paradise.
If you are an Indian or an enthusiast of Hinduism, you must have come across the term “Jyotirlinga” quite a few times while growing up. These Jyotirlingas are considered manifestations of Lord Shiva. The word Jyotirlinga is composed of two words-Jyoti means light and linga which is an aniconic representation of Lord Shiva. If you are planning to embark on a spiritual journey, then these jyotirlingas, that are as divine as the presence of the almighty God itself would be the apt beginning for this journey. There are about 64 jyotirlingas in India, among which 12 are considered highly auspicious. These include Somnath Jyotirlinga, Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Rameshwar Jyotirlinga, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Kashi Vishwanath, Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Kedarnath Jyotirlinga, and Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga.
Unfortunately, the attention span is falling each day and our fast-paced lifestyle is leaving our upcoming generations miles away from our rich heritage and history. Mallika Empire, a leading jewelry brand is striving for the preservation and revitalization of cultural assets; the reinvigoration of cultural traditions. With this thought in mind, began the journey of the series of Coffee Table Books, each on a specific and important aspect of Indian History and Culture. The coffee table book series is going to be a concise visual treat while promoting Indian Culture & Tourism with the masses. The first book of this series is about these 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Can’t wait to see it!!