The Eight names of Lord Shiva

  1. Atmalingam: It was worshipped by Mother Parvati in Kailash Parvat. Lord Shiva has been referred by this name in ShivaPuran.
  2. Maheshwar Lingam: As the Jyotirlingam was established by Lord Vishnu, its name, Maheshwar, is related with the name of Lord Vishnu.
  3. Kamad Lingam: In hindi, Kamad means desire. Lord Vishnu had worshipped Lord Shiva for fulfillment of his desires and hence the name Kamad Lingam attributed to Lord Shiva.
  4. Ravaneshwar Lingam: Lord Shiva got this name as the daemon King Ravana was his great devotee.
  5. Baidyanath Lingam: The Baidya (physician) of Gods. Lord Shiva has also been admired as a curer of diseases. Hence he became known as Baidyanath (The head of physicians).
  6. Margalingam: The hindi word Marga means Shining. The illustration of Chandrakanta Mani on top of the Baba Baidyanath temple, gave him this name.
  7. Tatpurus: The hindi word Tatpurus means almighty. As Lord Shiva may fulfill all types of wishes, he is almighty. In this way he is known by this name.
  8. Bamdev or Baijunath: The devoted cowherd Baiju appeased Shiva by his worship and as per his wish the Lord kept his name.

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