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Monday, March 31, 2008

Grishneshwa : Lord Shiva Jyotirlinga India

Grishneshwa : Lord Shiva Jyotirlinga India

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Grishneshwar is an ancient pilgrimage site revered as the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is located at a distance of 11 km from Daulatabad near Aurangabad in Maharashtra in India. Daulatabad was once known as Devagiri. Located nearby are the popular tourist attractions Ellora - featuring ancient rock cut monuments from the 1st millennnium CE, and Ajanta known for its exquisite cave paintings again from the 1st millennium CE.
The Grishneswar temple (Lord Shiva Temples) was constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar who also re-constructed the Kasi Viswanatha temple at Benares and the Vishnu Paada temple at Gaya. Grishneshwar is also known as Ghushmeshwar.

Legend has it that a devout woman Kusuma offered worship to Shiva regularly by immersing a Shivalingam in a tank, as a part of her daily ritual worship. Her husband's first wife, envious of her piety and standing in society murdered Kusuma's son in cold blood. An aggrieved Ksuma continued her ritual worship, and when she immersed the Shivalingam again in the tank, her son was miraculously restored to life. Shiva is said to have appeared in front of her and the villagers, and then on is believed to have been worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlinga Ghusmeshwar.

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