Jan 7, 2017

Grishneshwar temple, sometimes referred to as the Ghrushmeshwar Jyotirlinga (linga of light) or Dhushmeshwar temple, is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. This is the smallest Jyotirlinga temple in India. Ghrishneshwar Temple is one out of five Jyotirlingas situated in the state of Maharashtra. This pilgrimage site is located in Ellora (also called Verul), less than a kilometer from Ellora Caves – a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 30 km from the city of Aurangabad, about 250 km from Pune and about 300 km from Mumbai. Enjoy the drive from whatever way you are reaching Aurangabad. 


We got up at early morning 5:30 AM since we had to reach Aurangabad as per plan, and first in the list was to visit Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple visit with Tanuj and maa. Tanuj also had fun while driving our new Dzire. Here we reached entrance of Grishneshwar temple at around 12 at noon. This temple is presently an important and active pilgrimage site of the Hindus and attracts long lines of devotees daily. Anyone can enter the temple premises and its inner chambers, but to enter the sanctum sanctorum core (garbha-ghrya) of the temple, the local Hindu tradition demands that men must go bare chested. We were quite surprise to see it, and respected that. One can touch the jyotirlinga here and perform abhishek through Pandits/Purohits.



The Grishneshwar Temple was constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar who also re-constructed the Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi, UP and the Vishnu Paada Temple at Gaya Bihar. There is a court hall inside which is built on 24 pillars. We watched few carvings summarizing various legends and mythologies of Shiva on these pillars. The feeling inside the Garbhagriha is simply amazing. The temple was quite peaceful and calm with very less crowd. As we visited on a weekday, so we had ample time inside Garbhagriha. There is a Nandikeshwara (Nandi bull) in the court hall. The temple houses carvings and sculptures of many Hindu gods and goddesses. 


The temple is made up of Red stone and looks artistic. Photography is not allowed inside temple premises, so we took few photographs from back side and outside areas. You need to keep all your belongings outside only. Better keep your mobile/cameras in your hotel room or vehicle or deposit in the locker which is at the side of the temple gates. We also had a glance at Shahaji Raje Samadhi which is located just besides the Temple. There is small market outside which sells items for worship and handicrafts at very nominal costs. It was one of most peaceful and less crowded jyotirlinga I have ever seen and know. After that we headed for Daulatabad Fort and then Bibi ka Makbara (Mini Tajmahal).

Near by places of interest: 
Ellora Caves, Aurangabad
Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad
Daulatabad Fort, Aurangzeb Tomb, 
Bibika Makbara (Mini Tajmahal)

1 comment:

  1. ‎Ashok PanvalkarMarch 25, 2017 at 7:02 AM

    I have visited Grishneshwar Temple twice which is famous Jyotirlinga in Aurangabad and must visit if u r visiting near Aurangabad, Ellora, or Ajanta.

    ReplyDelete

Recent Popular Posts

Follow by Email

What are you seaching

'Mae De Deus' church - Saligao 3D World 4D Shows 4G For the Global Garden A rainy day at Alibaag - Mini Goa A week in Goa A(H1N1) Swine Flu Advisory in India Aai Museum Aare Ware Beach Adlabs Entertainment Adlabs Imagica Agoda Fort - Sinquerim Aguada Fort Ajanta-Ellora Caves Alandi Alibaag Beaches Amba Ghat Ancient Arthur's Seat Ashtavinayak Temples in Maharashtra Audio Tour Aurangabad Baga Beach - Goa Bagmandala to Veshvi Boat Trip Band Beach Best beaches to visit in Goa Best Blog TV Best Blogging Tips and words Best Home Poem Best Places to visit in India Best Places to visit in Mumbai Bhaja Caves to Lohagad Fort Trek Bhaje Caves and Waterfalls Bhigwan Bhorgiri Bibi Ka Makbara Bird Sanctuary Birds in India Birthplace of Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Boat trip Bonfire Bushi Dam Calingute Beach Watersports Camp Temgarh Camping in Maharashtra Camping near Mumbai Camping near Pune Camping sites in Maharashtra Carnival Caves in India Caves in Maharashtra Children Parks Chiwla Beach Control your foot Copying/Moving blog posts Corporate Outing Dam Dapoli Beaches Day trip Devagiri Fort Devbag Devdeveshwar Temple Devrukh Dinner Diveagar Shrivardhan Harihareshwar Dona Paula Dona Paula - Panaji Doomsday - the day of the Last Judgment Earth Hour Elephant's Head Point Elphinstone Point Enjoy Summer Time Entertainment Event Every Poem ewedding Family Garden Farmhouse fauna favicon tutorial Ferry Festivals in India First Trip to Goa Flamingo Flea market flora Flower Food For Thought Poem Fort of Gates Fort Resorts Forts Forts in Maharashtra Free Wedding Site Frequently used Blogging words Ganpati Temple Ganpatipule Garden Getting Hitched Ghazal Night Ghogaon Goa Festival Goa India Goa Project Event Half Day Trips Happy New Year Poem Harihareshwar Pradakshina Marg Harnai Fish Market Harnai Port and village Harrison Folly Hedvi Highest Hits on You-Tube Historical Places to visit in Pune Home - Ghar How to add favicon to your blog/website How to add/upload favicon to blogger domain I and You I like the way I love the way I wanna Poem India's Biggest Conch ISKCON Temples around the world Jain Temples in Pune Jain Temples near Lonavala Jain Temples near Pune Jogeshwari Prasanna Temple Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra Jyotirlings Kaas Kaas Pathar Kalasha Temple Kanakdurg Fort Trek Karla Bhaja Caves Kashid Beach Kate's Point Khandoba Temple Khopoli Kolaba - Alibaag Fort Kondhur Konkan Beaches Konkan Museum Koregaon Park Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary Lake Last Days on Earth Latest Poems Lenyadri Hills Lighthouse Lion Point Lodwick Point Lonavala Lord Kartikeya Temple Pune Lord Shiva Mackie’s Saturday Night Market Mahabaleshwar Points Mahaganapati Ashtavinayak Temple - Ranjangaon Mahaganpati Devasthan Mahashivratri Malganga Devasthan Temple Malvan Maral Marleshwar Marriage Anniversary Poem Matheran Hill Station Matheran Toy Train Mind and Body Game Mini Taj Miramar Beach - Panaji Monkey Point - Khandala Monsoon Moonrise Move/Copy Blog Posts from one blog to another Mulshi Dam Mulshi Lake Mumbai in a day Murud Janjira Fort Music My Poems Nature Needle Hole Point Neelkantheshwar Old Goa and Panaji Tour Om Namah Shivah Om Sai One day trip Online Darshan Booking orchid Painted Stork Palande Murud and Karde Beach Palkhi Panchgani Points Pandav Cave Point Panshet Panshet Dam Paradise Cruise Photographs Photography Place to visit near Pune during monsoon places in maharashtra Places in Malvan Places near Ahmadnagar Places near Aurangabad Places near Baramati Places near Bhimashankar Places near Calangute Places near Daulatabad places near devrukh Places near Ganpatipule Places near Khadakwasla Places near Lavasa Places near Mahabaleshwar Places near Mulshi Places near Mumbai Places near Nasik Places near Panchgani Places near Pune Places near Ratnagiri places near sangmeshwar Places near Satara Places near Shirdi Places near Tapola Places to visit in Goa places to visit in pune Places to visit in Shirur Places to visit in Shivneri Fort - Junnar Places to visit near Dapoli Places to visit near Lonavala Places to visit near Nasik Places to Visit near Pune Places to Visit near Pune - Mumbai Places to visit near Ratnagiri Places to visit near Shirur Poem about 'Life is Beautiful' Poem about Food for Thought Poem about Home Poem about Thanks You Poem about You Poem writing Poetic Rhymes Poetry - The Poem Points to visit in Matheran Potholes near Takli Haji Power Of You Pratapgad Prati Shirdi Pre wedding shoot Pune Celebrations Pune Events Pune Gardens Pune in a day Pune to Alibaag Trip Pune to Lavasa Purinder Fort Raga Lawns Raigad Raigarh Fort Rainy Season Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Rajmachi Garden Rameshwar Temple - Chaul Ramling Temple Ratnadurga Fort Ratnagiri Remember Me Replica Temples in India River Ropeway Ryewood Park Saaswad Changavteshwar Temple Purandar Fort Trek Sach Poems Sai Baba Temple SaiBaba Temple Map Saint Dnyaneshwar Sangmeshwar Sarasbaag Satara scuba diving Seven Deadly Threats to Humanity Seven Wonders Parks Shirdi Shirdi SaiBaba Temple Shirgaon Shiv Sagar Shiv Temples Shivaji Maharaj Shivneri Fort Shravan Month Shree Pabal Tirth Shri Girijatmaj Lenyadri Ganapati Shrivardhan-Harihareshwar Trip Shwetamber Digambar Jain Temples Sindhudurg Sindhudurg Fort Snake Park Katraj snorkeling Soljai temple St. Alex Church Stalls Star Gazing Stork Garden Pune Sulaiman Pahar Sunrise Sunrise at Calangute Beach sunset Supermoon 2016 Supermoon in Maharashtra India Supermoon Photography Supermoon Photos Swimming Pool at Fort Swine Flu Helpline Numbers Swine Flu Information Swiss Tent Table Land Tapola tarkarli Team Events Temghar Dam Temple Temple near Pune Temples in Pune Temples near Pune Thanks Poem The words containing blog Theme Park Thibaw Palace Things to do in Goa Thoseghar Three D will rule the world Three Magic Words Time waited for my first blog. Tomb Tourists Places to Visit near Pune - Mumbai Travel Trek Trek in Pune Trip To North Goa Trip To South Goa Ujjani Dam Valley Vday Velneshwar Venna Lake Vetal Temple Vighanahar Temple Ojhar Vote Earth waterfall We have a long way to go Weekend Trips What is Swine Flu When the earth will end? Whenever Wherever Poem wild wildlife sanctuary windmills Wonders of the world Yamai Devi Yenpe ZaPalooza
copyright@placesinmaharashtra. Powered by Blogger.

LENS (Like! Enjoy! Navigate! Share!)

Follow me @ sachinkgupta.com

Your Live Feed