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Pilgrimages of Maharashtra - Aurangabad district

Grishneshwar or Ghushmeshwara Jyotirlinga:

Sri Grishneshwar or Ghushmeshwara Jyotirlinga, Aurangabad district, Maharashtra Puranic Event:
The Grishneshwar or Ghusmeshwara Jyotirlinga is situated close to Devagiri mountain. Lord Shiva brought back to life the son of his devotees Sudharma and Ghushma. The son was killed by Sudeha, the elder sister of Ghushma (and co-wife of Sudharma) out of jealousy (since she herself did not have any son). Even after knowing the death of their son, Sudharma and Ghushma performed the daily worship of Lord Shiva unperturbed. They found their son being brought back to life. Lord Shiva also appeared before them and granted the boon of abiding there as Ghushmeshwara Jyotirlinga.
(from Shiva Purana, Koti-Rudra Samhita - Ch 32)

The Grishneshwar or Ghusmeshwara Jyotirlinga is identified with the Grishneshwar temple in Verul village, 30 km from Aurangabad and 11 km from Daulatabad in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The temple is in close proximity to Ellora caves.

For more details refer to Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana.

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