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Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, Aurangabad

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, Aurangabad: Know The Religious Belief, Visit Time, Direction to Reach

Grishneshwar Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Which is simply 11 km from Daulatabad in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra. Away from the hustle and bustle of town, the ambiance right here is kind of calm. People believe that by visiting the temple, every kind of diseases, sorrows are removed, even the childless will get the happiness of children.

Interesting history of the temple

Shiva was very pleased with the devotion of Ghushma. As he turned towards the home after worshiping, he found his son standing. She remained unfazed by Shiva-leela as Shiva had appeared earlier than her.

Now when he went to kill Sudeha with a trident, Ghushma begged Shivaji to fold his hand and forgive his sister Sudeha's crime. Ghushma again pleaded with Lord Shankar that if he is happy with her then reside there. Lord Shiva accepted his prayer and settled there as Jyotirlinga by the name of Ghushmesh.

There are a lot of types of stories about this Jyotirlinga. In line with the legend, a scholar Brahmin named Sudharma lived with his pious beautiful spouse Sudeha, on the south-facing Devparvata. Each were great devotees of Lord Shiva.

Even after many years they had no kids. In the end, Sudeha persuaded her husband and married him to his sister Ghushma. Ghushma was also an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and by the grace of Lord Shiva, he received a son. Sudeha had promised to not be jealous of his sister however that could not happen.

After some years, Sudeha slaughtered Ghushma's sleeping son and threw the dead body in a nearby pond. In the morning, there was chaos in the home, however despite being distraught, Ghoshma didn't give up Shiva devotion. She went to the same pond as traditional. He worshiped them by making a hundred Shivling and then immersed them.

Visit time of Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga

The temple is open each day from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm. The temple is opened to devotees from three am to 11 pm within the month of Sawan. The main Trikala Puja and Aarti takes place at 6 am and 8 pm.

In the event of Maha Shivaratri, the palanquin of Lord Shiva is taken to the nearby Shivalaya Teertha Kund. Sri Ghritneshwar Temple is managed by the Shri Ghritneshwar Temple Devasthan Belief. Inside the temple, male devotees take off the shirt, vest and belt from their body and visit the Jyotirlinga.

Temple design of Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga

Statues of deities are carved on the walls of the temple. The assembly corridor has been carved with beautiful carvings on 24 pillars of stone. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is 17 * 17 feet and has a big size Shivling which is facing east.

The grand Nandikeshwar is enshrined in the hall. The sanctum is slightly lower than the hall. On the plinth of the sanctum sanctorum and elsewhere in the temple, many leaves of flowers, animals, birds, and humans have been sculpted.

One other special feature of the Ghrishneshwar Shiva temple is that one of the 21 Ganesh Peeths is famous right here as 'Lakshvinayak'.

This temple is very particular in terms of archeology and structure. Abhishek and Mahabhisheka are performed within the temple. A big fair is held here on Monday, Pradosh, Shiva night time and other festivals. In which there's a huge crowd of tourists from Shiv Devotees.

Where to stay 

If you want to attain Ghrishneshwar and keep there, then you'll be able to keep in the Yatri Nivas run by Ghrishneshwar Temple Belief. The rent of a room here ranges from Rs 200 to Rs 250.

There are additionally a few inns near Ellora Caves, a day's fare between 800 and 2000 rupees, just a short distance from Ghrishneshwar Temple.

And if you wish to stay in Aurangabad, then you'll get inns here for 300 to 2500 rupees for a day.

How you can reach Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga

Ghrishneshwar Temple is 35 km from Aurangabad and 422 km from Mumbai whereas 250 km from Pune. The 45-minute journey from Aurangabad to Ghritneshwar could be very memorable.

This path passes via dense bushes, excessive mountains, and beautiful Ellora caves. You may avail the bus and taxi from Aurangabad and Daulatabad to reach Ghritneshwar.

If you want to journey by train then Aurangabad is the nearest railway station. By landing right here, you can attain the temple by taxi or auto.

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