Grishneshwar Temple

Grishneshwar Temple Timings, History, Darshan and Route Info

Grishneshwar Temple History

As per the Legend, Sudharma second wife Dhushma was an ardent devotee of Lord Siva. She used to prepare 101 Siva Lingas daily with the sand nearby the Lake and discharge Lingas after her Pooja. Lord Siva pleased with her devotion and blessed Dhushma with a baby boy. Sudeha, Sudharma’s first wife, and Dhushma’s Elder Sister got jealous and killed Dhushma’s Son and threw him in the lake. Dhushma’s despite her sorrow continued with her worship. Impressed Lord Siva revived her son’s life and appeared before her. Dhushma pleaded Lord Siva to excuse her Sister’s mistakes and requested Lord to remain here. On her request, Lord Siva self-manifested as one of the Jyotirlinga.

This temple was renovated during the reign of Goutamibal followed by Ahilya Devi Holkar during the 18th Century. 12th Jyotirlinga in India.

Temple will be crowded during Shravan and Karthika months and on Sivaratri days.

As per the folklore, Naga clan used to live here which was called as Bambi, In Marathi, it was called by Varul which turned as Verul. Ela Ganga used to flow nearby. Hence the place got the name Verul. King El used to rule this region by making Elapur as its capital. Because of the King Sivalay and Other Tirthas.

Grishneshwar Temple Timings

Opening Hours: 5:30 am – 9:30 pm

During the months of Aug and Sep ie. Shravan, it is 3:00 am – 11:00 pm

Dress Code: Any decent outfit.

How to reach Grishneshwar Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Aurangabad which is 39 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Aurangabad which is 30 Km away. Manmad Railway Junction is 117 km away.

By Road

  1. This temple can be reached from Aurangabad.

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