The Incredible, Ghrishneshwar
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines located in the state of Maharashtra. Grishneshwar temple is one of the 12 most jyotirlinga shrines of India. In fact, it is the last of the count or the 12th sacred shrine.
Grishneshwar temple is situated in a small village by the name Verul. Sometimes it is referred to as Ghrneshwar or Ghushmeshwar Temple. It is about 30 km away from Aurangabad city in Maharashtra. Grishneshwar temple is very close to the world-famous Ellora caves, just about 0.5 km away from it.
Ghrishneshwar Jyotirling Temple is popular for its historical architecture and design. The inscription on the temple walls talks about its origin somewhere back in the 18th century. Ghrishneshwar temple is built of red rocks and has various beautiful Gods and Goddesses inside the temple and a water spring too.
One of the sincere devotees, Bhosale, once found a big treasure in one of the pits of the snake. He took that money and spent it on the temple beautifully. He also built one lake in the place Shikharshingnapur. Later on, once again the temple was renovated to stand up tall and beautiful.
Grishneshwar temple is made of beautiful carvings all over and to date, people get spelled by its beauty. The other beautiful spots around the temple are the famous Ajanta caves and Dulatabad Fort which is hardly about 11 km away.
Queen Ahilyabai Holkar was ruling the state when the temple was built so beautifully. It has a huge structure with a court hall which has about 24 pillars. These pillars are absolutely beautiful to look at.
Grishneshwar Temple Timings
Grishneshwar temple opens for Darshan at 05:30 am and closes at 09:30 pm. During Shravan month the temple opens at 3:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm.
- 4:00 am – Mangal Aarti
- 8:00 am – Jalhari Saghan
- 12:00 pm – Mahaprasad
- 4:00 pm – Jalhari Saghan
- 7:30 pm – Evening Aarti
- 10:00 pm – Night Aarti
Grishneshwar Temple Abhishek Timings
- Morning: 6:00 am to 11:00 am
- Afternoon: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm