Grishneshwar Temple is an antiquated journey site loved as the dwelling place one of the 12 Jyotirlinga indication of Lord Shiva. The Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga holy place is situated at a town called Verul, which lies 20 km from Daulatabad (close Aurangabad in Maharashtra) and roughly 100 kms from Manmad station. Found near Daulatabad (once known as Devagiri) is the prominent vacation spots Ajanta - Ellora.
The Grishneswar Temple was developed by Ahilyabhai Holkar who likewise re-built the Kashi Viswanatha Temple at Varanasi and the Vishnu Paada Temple at Gaya. The Grishneshwar Temple is additionally known by a few different names like Kusumeswarar, Ghushmeswara, Grushmeswara and Grishneswara.
Legend Behind Grishneshwar Temple
As per Shivapuran, in the southern course, on a mountain named Devagiri carried on a Brahmin called Brahmavetta Sudharm alongside his significant other Sudeha. The couple did not have a kid in view of which Sudeha was dismal. Sudeha implored and attempted all conceivable cures however futile. Disappointed of being childless, Sudeha got her sister Ghushma hitched to her husband. On the counsel of her sister, Ghushma used to make 101 lingas, venerate them and release them in the close by lake.
With the gifts of Lord Shiva, Ghushma brought forth a baby boy. Along these lines, Ghushma became noticeably pleased and Sudeha began feeling envious towards her sister. Out of enviously, one night she slaughtered Ghushma's son and tossed him in the lake where Ghushma used to release the lingas.
Next morning, Ghushmas and Sudharm got involved in daily tradition of praying and ablutions. Sudeha as well, started off playing out her day by day choirs. Ghushma's daughter- in-law, be that as it may, saw stains of blood on her husband’s bed. Shocked, she described everything to her husband’s mother Ghushma who was invested in adoring Shiva. Ghushma did not stop her prayer Indeed, even her husband Sudharma did not move an inch. Notwithstanding when Ghushma saw the bed doused in blood she didn't panic and said he who has given me this youngster should protect him and began chanting 'Shiva-Shiva'. Afterward, when she went to release the Shivalingas after petitions she saw her child coming. Seeing her child Ghushma was neither glad nor miserable. Around then Lord Shiv appeared up before her and said - I am satisfied with your dedication. Your sister had murdered your child. Ghushma advised Lord to excuse Sudeha and liberate her. Satisfied with her liberality, Lord Shiva asked her another boon. Ghushma said that if he was really happy with her devotion then he should reside here eternally for the benefit of the mankind and in form of a Jyotirling and may you be known by my name. On her request, Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of a Jyotirling and announced the name Ghushmeshwar and the lake was named as Shivalaya thereafter