About Ghushmeshwar Mahadev
Shree Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling is located at Devgiri hills in Shiwar, District Sawai Madhopur, State of Rajasthan in India, 100kms from Jaipur-the state capital. It lies 3km from Isarda railway station by the side of Kota-Jaipur rail route.
The sacred shrine of Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling is belived to be thousands of years old. Millions of devotees throng the temple round the year. The congregation of devotees assumes a much colourful look during Shivratri and Month of shrawan.
Legend of Ghushmeshwar Mahadev
Ghushmeshwar Mahadev is hailed as 12th Jyotirlinga by itis worshippers.According to legend once there was a brahmin named Sudharma living in vicinity of Devagiri hills.His wife Sudeha, had not been blessed with a child. So she got her younger sister Ghushma married to her husband.
Ghushma was a devotee of Lord Shiva & got a baby from her husband by the blessings of Shiva. Her elder sister Sudeha got envious of Ghusma's honour and happiness, which unlitmately resulted in assassination of newly married son of Ghushma. Everyday she used to dispose the Shiv Lingas after worship. The next day when Ghushna got information about her son's assasination she kept on worshipping the Shiv Linga.Lord Shiva was pleased by her devotion & gave his 'Darshan' by appearing before Ghushma & resurrected her son & also granted a boon to her that he would always abide in this place as 'Ghushmeshwar' after the name of Ghushma .