Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Aurangabad

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
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gpradeepshenoy
Bengaluru, India1,019 contributions
Small but good temple
Feb 2021
The nearest bus stop to this temple is Ellora caves. Buses from Aurangabad leave for ellora caves say every 30-40 minutes from Central Bus stand, Aurangabad. The journey takes about 40-45 minutes and the Ellora caves bus stop is right in front of entrance of Ellora caves.The bus ticket costs Rs 40 per person.From Ellora caves bus stop this temple is about 15-20 minutes walk. It seems difficult to get share autos from Ellora caves bus stop to Gruhaneshwar temple,so be ready to walk to this temple from the bus stop.

We get tourist taxis from Aurangabad for Rs 1200-1500 which will cover Gruhaneshwar temple, Ellora caves, daulatabad Fort, Bhadra maruthi temple, Aurangzeb Tomb and Biki ka maqbara in one day.

It is better to have food near Ellora caves bus stop as there are no good places to eat near Gruhaneshwar temple.

We reached this temple at about 9:00 Am and there were only a few pilgrims at that time.. Even though it is written that mobiles are not allowed inside this temple we saw many people taking pictures using mobiles inside the temple.We kept mobiles at mobile keeping place which is just at the entrance of this temple and costs Rs 5 per mobile.Did not find any place where we can keep shoes/chappls which is run by the temple administration hence kept the shoes near a flower selling lady for Rs 5 per pair.

This is a very small temple and unlike many reviews men could have darshan of the Lord without taking shirts( maybe because of Corona). As it was not at all crowded we could stand in front of the Lord for time we wanted to stay.

A small temple but a famous jyothirling which can be visited when one is visiting Ellora caves.
Written February 8, 2021
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Chinmayee d
Pune, India59 contributions
A quiet, serene Darshan
Feb 2021 • Couples
An early morning darshan , with almost no one else. We could stand in the sanctum sanctirium fir as long as we wanted.
The temple environs are clean, the temple itself is old , made in stone and beautiful.
Contrary to busy temples, no pandas, pandits chased us, due to covid times, sanitisers were available, but there wasn't social distancing and because there were no crowds at 7am monday, the whole experience was pleasant.
Datura fruits, woodapple and bel fruits were also being sold as offerings. The flowers thali with
bel leafs are available for just rs 10/-
Over all an enriching experience, a
masjid like structure was close to the temple, which is the ethos of our culture.
Written February 7, 2021
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Kaiz_sm
Mumbai, India141 contributions
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Jan 2021
One of the 12 Jyotilingas is at this temple. Visited it but could barely pay homage / see the temple , linga as it was a walkthrough queue. We were not given any time to stand & see the linga which was a drawback for tourist coming all the way to pay visit to God.
Mobiles are not allowed inside the temple premises. Keep it at a locker available outside the temple.
Vendors will flock you to purchase the baskets (flowers, sweets & coconut) as an offering in the temple. Please take it at your discretion.
Shoes are to be removed outside - do keep it with the vendor you purchase the basket with.
Written February 3, 2021
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Rajeev
Aurangabad District, India1 contribution
Needs better governance of the temple and surrounding areas
Dec 2020
Has been visiting Grishneshwar temple since my childhood, Visited the temple on 27 Dec 2020 again after a gap of 25 years. I was shocked to the changes in premises of the temple, the entrance area full of small unorganized shops, poor maintenance of the area, and seemingly no governance of the shrine and its surroundings.. The shrine being just 2 km away from world famous Ellora caves, devotees from places visiting the temple,the place definitely needs better attention of government authorities.
Written December 29, 2020
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Lakhbir Singh
3 contributions
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga
Dec 2020
Great divine experience. Har Har Mahadev, Felling blessed after Darshan of Jyotorlinga. Well maintained premises with cleanliness.
Written December 26, 2020
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Bhavana S
Hyderabad, India17 contributions
Good Darshan
Dec 2020
Peaceful darshan. Visited during the day time.
There was no rush / que at the time when we visited. Very close to the Ajanta Caves
Written December 14, 2020
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HONEY
Nanded, India105 contributions
Jyotirlinga
Jan 2020 • Friends
Grishneshwara is the one of the jyotirlinga.Its very beautiful temple and architecture.You must visit this temple.The surrounding area which you like most.
Written July 12, 2020
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Manmeet Narang
New Delhi, India47 contributions
Magical, Impressive
Mar 2020 • Family
A beautiful temple which you cannot imagine until you enter the temple.. The architecture of the temple is so impressive that it is difficult to remove ur eyes... The temple is v close to Ellora caves and can be visited on the same day.

Inside the temple, men are asked to remove their tshirts. You will find rush inside and will have to quickly do yoyr prayers and place your offering. The panditji sits outside the shrine and you will have to pay to get a moli tied on ur waist.

You cannot take your mobile and camera inside the mandir. There are many photographers who will pursue you to get the photograph clicked with Mandir as a backdrop... Actually they photoshop ur pic since taking photographs inside the mandir is not allowed.

You will have to keep ur footwear, mobiles in the shops selling pooja samagri at a minimal cost. Young boys will put a tilak on ur forehead and ask for money. Similarly at the entrance of the mandir from the parking point itself, ladies selling pooja takoris and stuff will follow you till you buy from them - which is irritating and forced upon.

Overall, the visit is a must and a beautiful experience.
Written May 26, 2020
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Narendra Kamath Karkala
Mangalore, India30 contributions
Last of the 12 Jyotirlingas
Jan 2020
Though a Monday, I was fortunate to witness a lesser crowd. The help desk at the entrance is very helpful Get a Abhishek ticket. You get a chance to conduct the same, and will be inside the sanctum for at least 15 minutes. No cameras are allowed inside.
Its just 10 mts from Ellora temple, and many Paithani saree showrooms.
Written April 5, 2020
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Jagjit Rai Nanda
30 contributions
Bit of a disappointment
Mar 2020
The temple houses the 12th Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Cameras and Mobiles not permitted.Male visitors must remove shirt before viewing Shivling. Carvings are beautiful........
Written March 12, 2020
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