Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is also named as Ghurmeshwar, Kusumeswar or Ghushmeshwar. It is Located in a village Verul, that is 20 km away from the city Daulatabad of Maharashtra & 100 km from Manmand city, It is 30 km away from Aurangabad. It lies at a close nearness to the Famous Ellora caves. According to the Shiva Purana; Kotirudra sahinta, Ch.32-33, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines & believed as last or 12th Jyotirlinga of earth.
MahaShivratri is the most important religious festival for Lord Shiva Devotees. Many Shiva Devotees reach Grineshwar Temple on this day to get blessings from Lord Shiva. Ghushmeshwar Temple was constructed by Ahilyabai Holkar. The Temple also shows the pre- hisroric architectural style & Scriptures.
Grishneshwar Temple Timings:-
Open 5.30 am – 9.30 pm
During Shravan (Aug-Sep): 3 am – 11 pm
Getting Grishneshwar | How to Reach Grishneshwar
- Airways:- To reach Grishneshwar Temple Aurangabad is the nearest Airport locate to it. Its distance is about 29 km from the Velur Village.
- Railways:-To reach Gusmeshwar Temple by Train nearest Railway station is Aurangabad, apart from this Manmad is at a distance of 140 km which is nearest major Railway station.
- Roadways:-You can reach Grishneswar Temple by road connected to major citie like Manmad, Pune and Nasik.
History of Grishneshwar
One day the chief of the Verul found a treasure hidden in the snake pit by the blessings of Lord Grishneshwar. He renovates the Temple and later on Gotamibai and Ahilyabai Holkar renovate the Temple. The Temple is around 240ft x 185 ft in size. The Temple is decorated with beautiful scriptures, the court Hall is builtup around 24 Pillars. The Temple consists of beautiful scenes, Paintings and carvings. The Garbhagriha measures around 17ft x 17 ft. The Lingamurty faces towards east. There is attractive Nandikeshwara in the court hall.
- Ellora Caves
- Daulatabad Fort
- The Gates of Aurangabad
- Bibi Ka Maqbara
- Shahganj Masjid
- Salim Ali lake
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