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Magical place

Grishneshwar is the 12th Jyotirling and on top of this temple you can see the whole Shiva family including Nandi. The Rudra Abhishek was divine. This temple is not very far from the Ellora caves. In Ellora, one can visit the Kailash caves. Grishneshwar and then a visit to Kailash, the day is complete. A day immersed in the bhakti ras of Shiva.

Ghrishneshwar Overview

Ghrishneshwar, one of the famous ancient shrines of Hindus, is situated in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra. Situated at a distance of around 11 km near Daulatabad near Ellora, the destination is one of the important Brahmanical religious centres. The destination is renowned as a holy abode of one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.

Ghrishneshwar has witnessed the rule of many popular dynasties including the Setavachanas, the Vaustokas, the Chalukyas, the Rastrakutas and the Yadavas. Further, it also witnessed the advent of Muslim rule at the end of the 13th century.

The prime attraction of the destination is Ghrishneshwar Temple, which was constructed by Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore, during her reign from 1765 to 1795. Representing contemporary Islamic and local architectural styles, the construction of the temple was completed with red basalt for enhancing its beauty.

The temple is thronged by large number of devotees during Maha Shivratri. Moreover, on Mondays, special pujas are performed to pay homage to the presiding deity of the temple, Lord Shiva.

The major part of the population of the area comprises Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Parsis. Besides Marathi and Urdu, Hindi and English are the other prominent languages spoken here. Apart from this, the main languages of the region are spoken in Dakhni-Hyderabadi Urdu dialect. The language and cuisines of the region display the influence of Muslim culture of Hyderabad.

Chikkalthana Airport at Aurangabad is the nearest airport to Ghrishneshwar. Located at a distance of around 37 km away, the airport only serves domestic flights. Aurangabad Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of around 30 km. State owned transport buses provide regular bus services to Ghrishneshwar.

The best time to visit Ghrishneshwar is during the months of October to March as the region experiences pleasant climatic conditions.

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