Maanasa-yaatraa to the 12 Jyotirlinga's - Vaidyanath
msr at REDDY20.TAMU.EDU
Tue Jun 30 16:48:28 CDT 1998
On Mon, 8 Sep 1997, Anand wrote
About Vaidyanath: The details I could find out are very sketchy.
According to one verse which says "paralyaaM vaidyanaathaM", the
Jyotirlinga called Vaidyanaatha is in Paralii, near Parbhani in
Maharashtra. But as per the Shiva PuraaNa statement, "vaidyanaathaM
chitaabhuumau", the Jyotirlinga is at chitaabhuumi in the northeast. I
have been unable to find any more details about this place which could
be in northeastern India or in Bangladesh. Is Chittagong the same as
Chitaabhuumi? Vaidyanath is a common name among Aiyar families. Could
someone please comment?
I found this on the WWW, when searching for pages on Lord
Vaidyanatha. This answers your question.
In the page,
this section appears on
<quote fromthe page>
THE HIMACHAL HIMALAYAS
These are reputed for their breathtaking valleys, hill temple
architecture, handicrafts and hositable people. Himachal, being
predominantly Hindus, is studded with innumerable temples. It has
also a Budedhist area of Lahul and Spiti where a number of Buddhist
monasteries are famous for their ancient architectural workmanshp.
Himachal may be divided into four main circuits of pilgrim interest.:
These are MANDI-KULU-MANALI, KANGRA-DHAAMSHALSA-PALAMPUR,
KHAJJIAR-CHAMBA-DALHOUSIE and NAHAN-RENUKA-PAONTA
The KANGRA-DHARAMSHALA-PALAMPUR circuit situated in the
lush valley has many shrines, prominent among them are
CHINTPURNI after the Goddess Chintpurni, Chamunda devoted to
Goddess, Chamunda Devi where the worshiper's wish is granted, and
Brojeshwari famous for a temple associated with Kangra.
Jawalamukhi is popular pilgrim site where an eternal flame issues
from a well around which a temple has been constucted. The flame is
reckoned as a manifestatin of a goddess. The Baijnath Temple in
PALAMPUR is dedicated to Shiva Vaidyanatha-Lord of Physicians. It is
here that Ravana worshipped Shiva to gain immortality. The Baijnath
Temple is reputed to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas,. It is
thronged with pilgrims during Shivratri.
Here is the source
This temple location agrees with the verse in the shlokam
Earlier in reference to this mail I wrote about Vaidheeswaran Koil,
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