Ghrishneswar Mahadev

Ghrishneswar Mahadev - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Grishneshwar Jyotirling Tour Packages starting from Rs 11000/- including Daultabad and Ajanta-Ellora Caves site seeings
  • Location: Maharashtra,India -431001
  • Altitude: 568 m
  • Longitude: 75.3433° E
  • Latitude: 19.8762° N
  • Nearest Airport: Aurangabad airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Aurangabad railway station
  • How to reach: By Flight: Aurangabad airport is conveniently located, around 10 kms east of the town, and is directly air-linked to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur. Taxis and auto rickshaws are available outside the airport or you could have a rented car meet you on arrival. By Train: Aurangabad Junction is the nearest railhead, it is easy to visit Aurangabad by train it connects with various cities like Delhi, Gwalior There are two direct trains to/from Mumbai as well as a daily train to Hyderabad in neighboring Andhra Pradesh. Other direct connections are to Delhi (1395 km) and one, every five days to Amritsar via Delhi. Local trains, taxis and buses connect the two places By Bus: You can easily drive in as Aurangabad is well connected by road to the towns and cities around it like Pune, Mumbai, Nashik. You can easily get regular buses to Aurangabad from other major cities of the country.
  • Season to Visit: Best time to visit Aurangabad in winter months of November to February when the weather is pleasant enough to enjoy sightseeing and explore the outdoors

About Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga


Grishneshwar Temple is an ancient pilgrimage site revered as the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlinga manifestation of Lord Shiva. The Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is located at a village called Verul, which lies 20 km from Daulatabad (near Aurangabad in Maharashtra).Ajants-Ellora caves are also nearby to the temple.



The Grishneswar Temple was constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar who also re-constructed the Kashi Viswanatha Temple at Varanasi and the Vishnu Paada Temple at Gaya. The Grishneshwar Temple is also known by several other names like Kusumeswarar, Ghushmeswara, Grushmeswara and Grishneswara

Halfway up the temple, Dashavataras are carved in red stone. These are beautiful to look at. There are also other beautiful statutes carved out. A court hall is built on 24 pillars. On these pillars there are wonderful carvings. The scenes and paintings are beautiful. The Garbhagriha measures 17ft x 17 ft. The Lingamurty faces eastward. There is a gorgeous Nandikeshwara in the court hall.