Grishneshwar Temple Jyotirlinga Aurangabad is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is located near the caves of Ellora in Veerul, Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. This is the temple of Lord Shiva. Mughals destroyed between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. This temple was broken many times by Muslim rulers. Queen Ahilyabai Holkar rebuilt it in the 16th century. The description of this temple is also mentioned in Shivpuran and Padma Purana.
History of Grishneshwar Temple Jyotirlinga Aurangabad
According to the story, Sudharma Brahmin lived here with his wife named Sudeha. Many years after marriage, people used to taunt them because they had no children. The Sudeha felt very bad about this. Because of this, she started putting pressure on her husband for a second marriage. And started asking her sister Ghushma to marry him. The Brahmin put a conditional before marriage they would not keep both hatreds with each other. On accepting this condition, the Brahmin married Ghushma.
When Brahmin Married Ghushma
was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Every day, she used to make a Shiva Linga and took water from the lake to offer on Shivlinga. After some time Ghushma gave birth to a child. Gradually the child grew and gave the same respect to both of his mothers. Then one day the child got married. The people who came in the marriage did not give respect to Sudeha like the mother of a groom Ghushma. The Sudeha felt bad about this and slowly feeling of jealousy started coming in her mind.
And one night, The Sudeha killed Ghushma’s son and threw him into pieces in the lake while he was sleeping with his wife. In the morning when the child’s wife woke up and saw bloodstains in the bed. She screamed and started looking for her husband. The Ghushma arose as usual and went to take water from the lake by making Shivling and pouring water into it, ignoring all these things. Arriving at the lake, Ghushma saw that his child was coming safely from the lake.
At that time Lord Shiva appeared to in front of Ghushma and wanted to punish her sister by showing her sister’s fault. Then Ghushma refused to do so and in return for his devotion. Lord Shiva was pleased and asked Ghushma to ask for a boon. Ghushma said to Lord Shiva to stay here to fulfill the wishes of the devotees. Since then, Lord Shiva is sitting here in the form of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga.
Darshan Time 5 am to 9 pm.
Mangla Aarti 4 am
Shayan Aarti 10 pm.
How to reach Grishneshwar
Aurangabad Airport 36 km from Temple
Nasik airport 163 km from Temple.
Pune airport 250 from Temple.
Aurangabad railway station 35 km from Temple.
You can easily reach by bus, car or taxi.
Tourist Place in Aurangabad
Bhadra Marti Temple, Ellora caves, Ajanta Caves, Daulatabad fort, Aurangabad caves.