Nageshvara Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva described in the Shiva Purana. According to the Puranas – Daruka was a demon and was a great devotee of Lord Shiva & Parvati. He used to trouble hermits of the forest and hence was once attacked by the Devas. Afraid of Deva’s attack Daruka lifted the entire forest and placed it in the middle of the sea. He could do so with the special boon blessed by Goddess Parvati. Even after such immigration, Daruka wouldn’t stop his bad deeds and he started imprisoning innocents. “Supriya” one of the sufferers of Daruka’s misdeeds too was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. She continued praying Lord Shiva even in the prison of Daruka and became liable for punishment of death. Lord Shiva appeared for her prayers and destroyed all the demons. While dying, Daruka repented for his sins. He prayed to be remembered forever as a warning to others. Lord Shiva accepted his prayers and stayed in the Darukavan in the form of jyotirlinga as a Nageshwara and Parvati as Nageshwari with him.
How To Reach:
The Temple is located at a distance of 16 Km from the city of Dwarka and hence can be reached easily by any public transport.
The temple premise is full of Shivlings but has a giant Jyotirlinga in the central part of the temple. This Linga is always surrounded by a flock of birds, People also feed them as it is considered to be an act of devotion and dedication towards Lord Shiva.
The huge Jyotirlings
can also be visible far away from the road and in itself is a magnificent site
to be looked at.