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महाकाल (ज्योतिर्लिंग)

See also महाकाल (ज्योतिर्लिंग) II.
n.  एक शिवावतार, जो उज्ययिनी में क्षिप्रा नदी के तट पर स्थित महाकाल नामक तीर्थस्थान में निवास करता है । यह द्वादश ज्योतिलिंगों में से एक माना जाता है (ज्योतिर्लिंग देखिये) । इसके उपलिंग का नाम ‘दुग्धेश’ था [शिव.कोटि.१] । इसने केवळ अपनी हुंकार से ही दूषण नामक असुर को भस्मसात् किया था [शिव.शत.४२] । इसने ब्रह्माजी का पॉंचवॉं सिर नष्ट किया था [स्कंद.५.१.३]

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