Nageshwar is situated about 20 kms east of Dwarka, is one of the Twelve Jyotirlingas. The Garbhagriha (main part where the Idol is placed) is made of silver. The Jyotirling is covered with glass to protect it from deteriorating further. There is a big Shiva’s idol at the entrance of the temple. Mobile Phones are allowed in the temple premise though clicking pictures isn’t allowed. Entering the Garbhagriha for performing Puja and other rituals is allowed on the payment of Rs.150/- per person. They also have a stall inside the temple where you can buy souvenirs and other religious stuff from.
Nageshvara Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. Nageshvara is believed to be the first such shrine. It is around 17km from "Dwarka" and you can visit here while going to "Okha" for "Beyt Dwarka".
Bet Dwarka and Nageshwar TempleThe next morning we visited two remaining religious spots of our trip - Bhent Dwarka or Bet Dwarka and Nageshwar. Bet Dwarka, according to Mythology, is the place where Krishna met his best friend Sudama after a really long time. It is located in the middle of an island and can only be reached by a ferry or a fisherman’s boat. We took a boat and it was so much fun on that 20 minute ride. The entire ride we were escorted by a huge group of seagulls. They reminded me so much of the animated movie Nemo. They kept flying with our boat all the way through. It was a beautiful sight. Our last stop on this pilgrimage was the Nageshwar temple. It is another Jyotirlinga, a Shiva temple and it was built in the same grand manner as the Somnath temple. We visited it for a short period of time but it was beautifully adorned with silver all over and chants of Shiv mantras were all around us in that temple. It had a very serene ambience.
After that, we visited Nageshwar Jyothirling which were just ~30min distance. There we did Rudra Abhishek pooja. It was a very rejuvenating moment for me when I touched Jyothirling. In evening, we decided, instead of staying in Dwarka better would be to leave for Porbandar.