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Jalna Grishneshwar Temple

Country :IND

State :Maharashtra

Locality/City/Village :Jalna

Address :Aurangabad Rd, Sangram nagar, Rahman Ganj, Jalna, Maharashtra 431203, India

God :Shiva

Category :Famous temples

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Jalna Grishneshwar Temple

Ghrishneshwar or Ghrushneshwar Temple is one of the Jyotirlingas among Twelve Jyotirlingas in Peninsular India. This popular Pilgrimage is dedicated to lord Shiva and is one of the famous Shiva Abode in Maharastra. This eminent Shrine is very magnificent and situated at Verul village in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. According to Shiva Purana, this Jyotirlinga is supposed to be the last or 12th Jyotirlinga on the earth. The revered deity at the centre of the temple is well -knwon with so many other names such as- Kusumeswarar, Ghushmeswara, Ghrushmeswara and Grishneswara. In the 16th Century, this temple was re-constructed by Maloji Raje Bhosale, the grandfather of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and again re- built by Rani Ahilyabhai Holkar, who was a Maratha princess in 18th Century. She also ruled Indore from 1765 CE to 1795 CE. Umpteen people and local pilgrims come and visit this shrine on the occasion of Mahashivratri annually. This Shiva abode is very popular for its annual fair (mela) of Shravana (a month of the Hindu calendar) and Shivratri. As per the calculations, approx 7 to 8 million Shiva followers and Shaivities visit this holy place from various parts of India. Devotees take blessings from Lord Shiva by offering- Sugar, honey, Milk, flowers and the holy water of Ganges. Kanvarias also bring divine water to offer on Lingam during Shravana Maas.

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