Maharashtra. It belongs to the list of 12 Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva (Learn about them) and is also popular as Ghurmeshwar, Ghushmeswar, Kusumeswarar, and Grishneswara. This temple is nearly 3000 years old and the Linga faces east. The sanctum sanctorum includes Lord Grishneshwar and his consort Grishneshwari.Temple location is in the Aurangabad district of
Aurangabad is among the 36 districts of Maharashtra and is popular among tourists. It is also quite accessible by road from major cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Nagpur, and more.
The structure of Grishneshwar Temple
The significance of Grishneshwar Temple is that pilgrims believe that, by paying a visit to the Grishneshwar Temple, one can reap the benefits of worshipping all the 12 Jyotirlingas. Further, the Grishneshwar Temple is a classic example of the pre-historic style of architecture and has beautiful carvings.
Devotees can see the marriage scene of the Lord and his consort in the temple murals and carving.
History lovers would find the temple engrossing as several rock carvings of Maratha heroes are preserved beautifully in the temple. Devotees and visitors find the brilliant five-tiered shikhara (temple tower) amazing.
The Shikara also includes intricate carvings of the Dasavathar, which appear resplendent in the red volcanic rock. Devotees also marvel at the statue of Nandikeshwara that adorns the court hall. The Grishneshwar Temple also houses a well that springs holy water.