12 Jyotirlinga

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Darshan Timings, Address, How to Reach

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Grushmeshwara temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, cited in the Shivpurana. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the temple. The temple has been a quintessence of the devotion of the people and they come here with a belief that lord Shiva will alleviate them of their entire worldly afflictions and that they will attain eternal peace by the sight of their deity.

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Table of Contents

1. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Darshan Timings
2. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Address & Phone Number
3. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple History
4. Significance or Importance or Facts of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
5. Best time to visit Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
6. How to reach Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
7. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple distance from various places
8. Hotels Near Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Address & Enquiry Phone Number

The Grishneshwara temple is situated in the Verul village of Maharashtra. This village is located about about 30 km away from Aurangabad and 300 km from Mumbai. In Verul, there is a holy place called Shivalya, and it is where the Jyotirlinga of Grishneshwara is sited.

Grishneshwar temple location – Temple Road, Verul, Maharashtra 431102

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Enquiry Phone Number – 942-2714648

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple history –
As per the Shivpurana, the legend behind Grishneshwara temple is that on the mountain called Devagiri, there lived a Brahmin named Brahmvetta Sudharm with his wife, Sudeha. They did not have any child. So, Sudeha got her husband marry her sister, Ghushma. A son was born to Brahmvetta and Ghushma. This made Sudeha jealous of the boy. She killed their son and cut the body into pieces and threw it in a lake where Gushma used to worship lord Shiva. Ghushma came to know about it but continued to worship Shiva on the banks of the lake and continue to chant the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivay’ everyday. This pleased the lord and one day while she was worshiping, he appeared before her along with her son. He told Ghushma that her sister had killed her son. On this Ghushma requested the lord to forgive her sister for her sin. This pleased the lord further and he asked Ghusma for a boon. She requested him to stay at that place forever. On this, the lord transformed himself into a Jyotirlinga near the lake, and the lake itself came to be known as Shivalya.

Another legend about the temple as narrated in the Sthala Purana is that once a king was hunting in the jungle. While hunting, he also killed the animals belonging to the saints living in that jungle. This infuriated the saints and they cursed him. Consequently the whole body of the king was riddled with insects. Infatuated by the curse, the king started wandering in the jungle. His throat was dried with thirst, but he could not find water anywhere. Then suddenly, one day, he struck upon a water hole made by the hooves of a hoarse. Just as the king was just going to drink the water, a miracle took occurred. His body was free of insects. At this, the king started doing rigorous penance. This pleased lord Brahma and he appeared before the king. The lord established Parastha Teerth there and created a large and holy lake at that place. This lake was named Brahma Sarover. Later it came to be known as Shivalya.

The temple was destroyed during the Delhi Sultanate era. It was also rebuilt and destroyed several times during the Maratha- Mughal conflicts. It was reconstructed in the 16th century by Maloji Bhosale, grandfather of Chhtrapati Shvaji, who was the Chief or Patel of Verul, and again in the 18th century by Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, one of the rulers of the erstwhile state of Indore.

Significance or Importance or Facts of Grishneshwar Jyotirling temple –
Grishneshwar temple is a testimony to the pre-historic art and architecture. The building of the temple is made up of red rock and there are exquisite carvings of the gods and goddesses inside. The Shikhar of the temple is a five tier structure and the main gallery is constructed on 24 concrete pillars. Each pillar has carvings depicting the various legends of lord Shiva. The pilgrims seek divine illumination along with peace in the tranquil environment of the temple. People start experiencing devout calmness as soon as they enter the serene surroundings of the village Verul. This village has another charm for the visitors that it lies less than a kilometre away from Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Srikalahasti Temple in Andhra Pradesh is another popular Shiva Temple famous for Rahu Ketu Pooja.

Best time to visit Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Best time to visit Grishneshwar temple is March. During this month not only the weather is very pleasant, but it is also the time for Ellora Festival of Classical Dance and Music. Witnessing this festival adds to the charm of the journey. Otherwise, January to March and October to December are the preferred months to visit the temple.

How to reach Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple  –

The nearest city to Verul village is Aurangabad which is well connected by air, rail and bus routes. It is very convenient to reach Verul from Aurangabad as The Maharashtra State Transport buses frequently ply between the two places. Taxi and auto are also available from the centre of the city, which charge nominal fare to take the pilgrims to the temple.

How to reach Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple by Train/RailNearest railway station to Grishneshwar temple is Aurangabad. It is directly connected by rail with Delhi, Mumbai, Gwalior, Bhopal, Hyderabad etc.

How to reach Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple by Air – Aurangabad is the nearest airport to Grishneshwar temple. There are daily flights of various Airlines to Aurangabad from Delhi and Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur.

How to reach Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple by Bus – Aurangabad also happens to be the nearest bus station to Grishneshwar temple. It is linked by extensive bus network within Maharashtra and neighbouring states. Besides Aurangabad, Verul is well connected by bus from Pune (256 km), Nasik (187 km) and Shirdi (102 km). Devotee can visit Shirdi Sai Baba temple because of its proximity.

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple distance

For Devotee’s convenience, at Darshan booking we have compiled a list that shows Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Distance from various cities and pilgrimage places in India

Distance from Major Cities Kms & Via
Distance Between Aurangabad to Grishneshwar Temple 30 km
Distance Between Aundha Nagnath to Grishneshwar Temple 203 km
Distance Between Ahmednagar to Grishneshwar Temple 135 km
Distance Between Bhimashankar to Grishneshwar Temple 201 km
Distance Between Bangalore to Grishneshwar Temple 109 km
Distance Between Bhopal to Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple 565 km
Distance Between Chalisgaon to Grishneshwar Temple 51 km
Distance Between Chennai to Grishneshwar Temple 1208 km
Distance Between Ellora to Grishneshwar Temple 1 km
Distance Between Shirdi to Grishneshwar Temple 77 km
Distance Between Trimbakeshwar to Grishneshwar Temple 171 km
Distance Between Parli Vaijnath to Grishneshwar Temple 224 km
Distance Between Shani Shingnapur to Grishneshwar Temple 103 km
Distance Between Hyderabad to Grishneshwar Temple 591 km
Distance Between Nasik to Grishneshwar Temple 175 km
Distance Between Indore to Grishneshwar Temple 373 km
Distance Between Jalgaon to Grishneshwar Temple 116 km
Distance Between Jalna to Grishneshwar Temple 81 km
Distance Between Kopargaon to Grishneshwar Temple 86 km
Distance Between Kolhapur to Grishneshwar Temple 459 km
Distance Between Kalyan to Grishneshwar Temple 312 km
Distance Between Khandwa to Grishneshwar Temple 292 km
Distance Between Kharghar to Grishneshwar Temple 355 km
Distance Between Lonavala to Grishneshwar Temple 303 km
Distance Between Mumbai to Grishneshwar Temple 355 km
Distance Between Manmad to Grishneshwar Temple 120 km
Distance Between Mahakaleshwar Ujjain to Grishneshwar Temple 444 km
Distance Between Nasik to Grishneshwar Temple 175 km
Distance Between Nagpur City to Grishneshwar Temple 488 km
Distance Between Nanded to Grishneshwar Temple 295 km
Distance Between Omkareshwar to Grishneshwar Temple 267 km
Distance Between Pandharpur to Grishneshwar Temple 323 km
Distance Between Panvel to Grishneshwar Temple 328 km
Distance Between Paithan to Grishneshwar Temple 76 km
Distance Between Vadodara to Grishneshwar Temple 465 km
Distance Between Vapi to Grishneshwar Temple 308 km


Hotels Near Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Ellora Heritage Resort

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
Near Ellora Caves, Verul, Ellora 431102, India 0.4 km 2063

Hotel Kailash

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
Ellora Caves | Auragabad District, Ellora 431102, India 0.6 km 2880

Hiranya Resorts

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
Ellora Road | Near Daultabad Lake, Daulatabad 431001, India 9.3 km 2760

Hotels Arts Executive

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
New Samarth Nagar | Plot no 1, Nirala Bazar, Aurangabad 431001, India 16 km 776

Hotel Sai Rajmata Resort

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
122 Karodigaon Gut No | Near Bharat Petrol Pump Aurangabad, Aurangabad 431001, India 16 km 2950

Hotel Siddhivinayak Inn

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
Rm-2, Maharana Pratap Chowk, Pandharpur Waluj, Aurangabad 431136, India 21.8 km 1870

Hotel J P International

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
beside Anjali Big Cinema, Narlibag, Aurangabad 431001, India 22.4 km 2782

Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
N-12 , CIDCO | Rauza Bagh, Dr. Rafiq Zakari Marg, Aurangabad 431003, India 22.6 km 8083

Apple Hotel Aurangabad

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
HUDCO Corner | Next to D-Mart, beside Taj Vivanta, Rauza Baugh, Aurangabad 431 003, India 22.6 km 2199

Hotel Ashoka Executive

Address Distance from Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Room Charges*
500 Nagar Manmad Road, Shirdi 423109, India 22.7 km 629

* Prices are subject to change

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    • Dear Sundaram,

      No hotel booking is not compulsory, however if you plan to stay there then its best to book your hotel in advance and near to the temple.


    • Dear Sundaram,

      You can visit the temple tomorrow. Yes, rush will be there but plan to reach there early in the morning if possible.


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