Ghrishneshwar Jyotirling

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The Incredible, Ghrishneshwar

I, Ghrishneshwar am one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines located in the state of Maharashtra. I am one amongst the 12 most jyotirlinga shrines of India. In fact, I am the last of the count or the 12th sacred shrine. I am situated at a small village by the name Verul. I am about 30 kms away from Aurangabad. I am very close to the world famous Ellora caves, just about 0.5 km away from it.

Ghrishneshwar Jyotirling, as I am called, is popular for my historical architecture and design. The inscription on the temple walls talk about its origin somewhere back in the 18th century. I, Ghrishneshwar temple, am built of red rocks.

I have various beautiful Gods and Goddesses inside my temple. I have a beautiful water spring inside my temple.

One my sincere devotees, Bhosale, once found a big treasure in one of the pits of the snake. He took that money and spent it in me beautifully. He also built one lake in the place Shikharshingnapur. Later on, once again the temple was renovated to stand up tall and beautiful.

I am made of beautiful carvings all over and till date people get spelled by my beauty. The other beauty spots around me are famous Ajanta caves and Dulatabad town which is hardly about 11 kms away. Queen Ahilyabai Holkar was ruling the state, when I was built so beautifully. I have a huge structure with a court hall which has about 24 pillars. These pillars are absolutely beautiful to look at.

Other Destinations Near Ghrishneshwar

Ajanta Caves

Ellora Caves

Aurangabad Caves

Aurangabad City

Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary

Melghat Tiger Reserve

Nashik City

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