Maha Shiva Temples (108): Ashtottara Shatam Bhumou Sthitam Kshetram vadamyaham, Kaivalya shaile Shrikanthah Kedaro Himavatyapi/ ( Lalitagama, Jnaanapaada, Shiva Linga Pradurbhava Pathala).It is explained that there are 108 Maha Shiva Kshetras in Bharat as follows: Shrikantha Shaila Kshetra on Kaivalya Mountain; Kedara Shiva at Kedarnath; Vishwa natha at Kashi Kshetra; Mallikarjuna at Shri Shaila; Nilakanthesha at Prayaga; Rudra at Gaya; Nilakantheshwara at Kaalanjar; Bhimeshwara ad Draksharama among Pancharamas; Ambikeshwara at Mayavara; Deva Linga at Brahmavarta; Shashibhushana at Prabhasa Kshetra; Vrishadhwaja at Shweta Hastipura; Gokarneshewara at Gokarna Kshetra; Someshwara at Somanatha; Shri Rupa atTyaga Raja; Vedapureshwara at Vedapura; Bhimeshwara at Bhimarama; Kalikeshwara at Manthana; Chokkanatha at Madura; Madaweshwara at Manasasarovara; Champakeshwara at Shri Vanchaka; Vateshwara at Panchavati; Vaidyanatha at Ghagaranya; Tirtheshwara at Tirthachala; Kumbhakewsha at Kumbhakonam; Papanashana at Lepakshi; Kanvesha at Kanvapura; Madhyarjuneshwara at Madhya Kailasha; Shankara Narayaneshwara at Hariharapura; Margesha at Virinjapura in Kerala; Girishwara at Panchanada; Virupaksha at Pampapura; Mallikarjuna at Somagiripara; Agasteshwara at Trimakutha; Ahipeshwara at Subramanya; Mahabaleshwara at Mahabala Parvata; Ankeshwara at Dakshinavarta; Vedaranyeshwara at Vedaranya; Someshwara at Somnath; Rama Lingeshwara at Ujjain; Vijayeshwara at Kashmira; Mahanandipuresheara at Maha nandipura; Koteshwara at Koti Tirtha; Vriddhachaleshwara at Vriddhachala Kshetra; Gangadhareshwara at Kakurda Parvata; Chamarajeshwara at Chamarajanagara; Nandeshwara at Nandi Parvata; Chandeshwara at Badhirachachala; Nanjundeshwara at Garapura; Adhipeshweara at Shatashringa Parvata; Someshwara at Ghanaanda Parvata; Namaleshweara at Nallur; Needanatheshwara at Needanathapura; Ramalingeshwara at Ekanta; Kundaleshwara at Shri Naaga; Tribhangeshwara at Shri Kanya; Raghaveshwara at Utsunga; Tirtheshwara at Matsya Tirtha; Tandaveshwara at Trikuta Parvata; Marga sahayeshwara at Prasannapura; Shiva naabha at Gandaki; Shripateshweara at Shripata; Dharma linga at Dharmapuri; Kaladhara at Kanyakubja; Veereshwara at Vanigrama; Nakulshwara at Nepal; Markandeshwara at Jagannatha; Swayambhu at NarmadaTata; Manjunatjha at Dharmasthala; Vyaseshwara at Trirupaka; Pannageshwara at Nirmal; Jaimineshwara at Pundarika; Madhureshwara at Ayodhya; Siddeshwara at Siddavati; Tripurantaka at Shri Kurmachala; Manimukta nadeshwara at Manikundala Kshetra; Krittivaseshwara at Vatavi; Sangameshwara at Triveni Tata; Malleshwara at Stanika tirtha; Arjuneshwara at Indrakila Parvata; Kapileshwara at Seshachala near Tirupati; Pushpagireshwara at Pushpagiri; Bhuvaneshwaran at Chitrakuta; Mahakala or Kalikeshwara at Ujjain; Shulakantaka at Jwalamukhi; Sangameshwara at Magali; Brihadeshwara at Tanjapura; Ramshwara at Pushkara; Matseshwara at Sri Lanka; Klurmeshwara at Gandhamadana Parvata; Varaheshwara at Vindhya Parvata; Nrisimheshwara at Ahobila; VamanaSwarupa Vishwanatha at Kurukshetra; Parashurameshwara at Kapilaa Tirtha; Rameshwara at Setubandha; Balaramewshwara at Saketa; Bouddeshwara at Vaaranavata; Kalikeshwara at Tatwa Kshetra and Krishneshwara at Mahendrachala.
Dwadasha Jyotirlingas (12):Sourashtre Somanathaamcha Shishaile Mallikarjunam, Ujjayinyaam Mahakaleshwaaram Parameshwaram/ Kedaram Himavatpushte Daakinyaam Bhimashankaram, Varanasyam cha Vishwesham Trayambikam Gautami tatey/ Vaidyanatham Chitaabhumou Nagesham Daarukaavane,Sethu bandhecha Ramesham Ghushmesham cha Shivalaye/ Dwadashaitani naaaani pratarutthaaya yah pathet/ (Following are the most reputed Twelve Jyotirlingsas viz. Somnath, Shishaila Mallikarjuna, Maha Kaleshwara, Omkareshwara, Kedarnatha, Bhimashnakara, Kashi Vishweshwara, Traimbakeshwara, Vaihanatjha, Nageshwara and Rameshwara; detailed references are provided in the previous pages. Pancha Bhuta Shiva Lingas(5) : Kshiti Linga representing Prithvi at Ekamreshrara at Kanchipura-Aapa Linga representing water at Jambukshwara near Trichinaapalli-Tejo Linga at Tiruvannamalai- Vaayu Linga at Kalahasteshwara, nearTirupati and finally Akasha Linga at Chidambaram. Other Reputed Shiva Lingas (24)Pashupati natha Temple at Kathmandu, Nepal which claims to be the only Hindu Country, is actually not described as a Linga Swarupa but as an Idol shaped from above the waist; Sundareshwara Linga at Madurai; Kmbheshwara Linga at Kumbhakonam; Brihadeeshwara Linga at Tanjavur; Pakshi Tirtha at Chengalput; Mahabalweshwara near Pune; Amaranatha Linga at Kamshmir; Vaidyanatha Linga at Kangada; Tarakeshwara at West Bengal; Bhuva- neshwara in Odisha; Kangaiya Shiva Linga at Khajuraho; Eka Linga at Udaipur, Rajasthan; Gauri Shankara Linga at Jabalpore; Hareshwara near Manasarovara; Vyaseshwara near Kashi; Madhyameshwara at Kashi again; Hatakeshwara at Vadanagaru; Muktaparameshwara at Aruonachala Pradesha; Pragineshwara on Krouncha Mountaian; Kapaleshwara on Krouncha Parvata again; Sarveshwara near Chittoudh, Rajastan; Stamkbheshwara again near Chittoudh; Ajay Amareshwara on Mahendra Parvata.