Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
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  • ashishvagrawal
    Chhattisgarh, India31 contributions
    Om Nama Shivay
    Old temple has separate entry and exit rows. Darshan are very easy and one can reach to Shivling. Darshan will not take much time like other prominent Jyotirling. We did 2 times Darshan first in evening and second in morning around 7am when Jalabhishek is allowed. No need to hire or to pay any person, one should straight go to temple in morning between 5-7:30 am you can buy Bilvapatra, Gangajal and water to offer to deity. Very simple system there and not much crowd.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • Shweta S
    Ghaziabad, India152 contributions
    Blessed🙏
    It's a 12th jyotirling temple near ellora caves.There is prohibited Mobile's,Parking area available bt you have to pay. Male need to remove there shirts upper clothes👚. We took 1 hr to enter temple🙏. We touched the shivling and arpan the flowers🌸🌺🌻🌹🌷🌼💐. Blessed by bholenaath 🙏. Har har mahadev.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Journey64175403351
    3 contributions
    A must visit temple
    A stone's throw away from Ellora caves is the 12th Jyotirlinga temple of Grushneshwar. You need to park your vehicle and walk up the incline to enter the temple door. As it is manned by the security, the crowd is controlled here itself. Remove your footwear and belts, leave your mobile phones before entering the temple. Mornings are a good time to visit, before the crowds come in. The Lingam will transfixate you- you are allowed to touch and take the blessings of the divine
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Vinay B
    Mumbai, India72 contributions
    Good temple
    This Jyotirling is very near to Ellora Caves complex. Not much crowded. You are actually allowed to visit the temple's 'Garbhgrih' and touch the deity. We have to stand in queue for about 45 mins to get darshan (1045 to 1130 hrs). Mobiles are not allowed inside temple premises. Shopkeepers outside provide mobile keeping services at Rs5 per mobile. Also, male devotees are supposed to remove their top clothing (shirt and vests) and can only enter the temple Garbhgrih bare chested.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 2, 2023
  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India1,711 contributions
    Near Ellora Caves
    It is advisable to visit the temple before visiting the caves. At the time we visited, the queue was not so long. We had the darshan of Lord Shive within 15 minutes of entering the temple. One thing to remember here is that, before entering the main sanctum sanctorum, men, including boys, have to remove clothes from the upper part of their bodies and enter bare chested.Deposit mobile phones before entering the temple or any shop. Mobile phones and cameras are not allowed inside temples.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Ipsita D
    Mumbai, India123 contributions
    Feeling blessed
    We reached around 12.15pm on a Saturday, so it was crowded, but very well managed by security. It was a moving queue and we got darshan within one hour. Only suggestion is the time it takes to enter the temple before the main gate entrance, The queue standing on that stone Pavel road is a bit painful, once inside the temple , the queue has proper shade, fan and water available, so something can be done outside also.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 14, 2024
  • Renan
    226 contributions
    2h queue to get in for 3min
    The inside is worth seeing though if you like to witness the passion and devotion. Even if it won't last long, it was great. Not sure if it's because it was school holiday in India but the queue is definitely massive. you have to queue for like 200m before even getting in then once inside there's even more queueing up. It wasn't too hot when I did it, the queue outside is not protected, it's surrounded by a market and everyone's obviously belly to back, packed. The inside queue is Disneyland style, covered with a few fans. not sure what it's like when it's hot. Inside men have to take their shirt off and there is no possibility to take any photo, they're very strict about it. So it's 2 h queue for a 3min visit and no photo lol. If you've read about the significance of the place then it's worth it I guess.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 22, 2024
  • ASWATH-Singaraju
    Mumbai, India132 contributions
    Visit on week days for peaceful Darshan
    We went to the temple on 26 Jan and reached around 9:30 hrs and trust me looking at the crowd we concluded that we are going to skip the darshan and decided to revisit on Sunday early hours, it proved to be correct. We could reach the temple around 05:30hrs and there were very little crowd, as expected of a long weekend. (had it's been a normal weekday could have been even less crowd. We had a Blissful Sparsha darshan of Shri Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga and all was done in less than 30min. If one wish to have Rudrabhishekam talk to the pandits, and you can do that (off-course we didnt do it). Overall an excellent darshan alltogether.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 10, 2024
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ShvRm_Traveller
Goa, India585 contributions
Nov 2019
Shri Grishneshwar Temple located at Ellora is one among twelve Jyotirlinga Temples located all over India. The temple is highly revered by the devotees of Mahadeva and is also visited in large number by tourists.
Mobile, electronic items, belt, footwear, etc., are not allowed inside the temple complex. Men have to remove their shirt/ top, prior entering the main temple. We found that the arrangement for the 'darshan' and overall movement of the visitors inside the temple complex was very well organised.
Although, this is such a famous temple, the surrounding area outside the temple complex is not properly maintained. There is not even a proper arched gateway on the road leading to the temple. A metal gateway which must have been put up years ago, has started rusting.
Vendors also seems to have put up their stalls haphazardly and it appears that the area opposite the entrance to the temple complex have not been developed as per any particular plan.
Written March 10, 2020
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skagarwal74
Bhopal, India1,371 contributions
Mar 2020
Temple is just after Ellora caves while coming from Aurangabad. and takes almost an hour to reach from the city. Parking lot is a small ground on road side and not properly developed although they charge parking fee.
The temple is good. When inside, men have to remove shirt, belt etc. to have a darshan. It takes about 10 min to visit the place.
Written March 11, 2020
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S Ramachandran
Mumbai, India18 contributions
Feb 2023
Grishneswar is around 40 KM from Aurangabad. There are buses from CBD or taxis available. I hired an autorickshaw from Adalat road to Grishneshwar, Laita Hanuman and back. One need to negotiate the price. Alternatively, one can take a bus to Ellora caves. Take an autorickshaw from there to the Temple.

Here, the system is pretty simple. You pay for the abhishegam/pooja at the counter. The priest there helps you do that and pay him something. They allow you to do the Abhishegam with sankalpam. The charges that you pay include the panchamrit ( Milk, Sugar, Ghee, Curd and Honey). They say they will recite Rudra path but they don't do that. So don't pay extra for that.

Male members who wish to do Abhishegam, should not wear shirts/banians.

Ideal time to travel is either beginning of winter or fag end of winter. After that it is so hot and will be difficult to manage.

I reached Aurangabad previous day from Parbhani after completing darshan of Parli and Aundha. After darshan of Grishneshwar, I took Tapovan express in the afternoon to reach Mumbai by night.

I started on Friday night from Mumbai to Parbhani. On Saturday, from Parbhani hired a cab and had darshan at Parli and Aundha. Boarded a train at 6 pm to Aurangabad and reached around 9.30 on Saturday. On Sunday, early morning went to Grishneshwar, Laita Hanuman and boarded Tapovan at 2 pM and reached Mumbai around 9.45 in the night.
Written February 15, 2023
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Kaiz_sm
Mumbai, India158 contributions
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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Pratush
New Delhi, India371 contributions
Aug 2022
Luckily we went to the jyotirlinga at such a time where there was no crowd during weekdays and we had a very peaceful visit.

You have to be bare-chasted ( Take all your clothes from upper part) which you can do before entering the temple as well no need to plan ahead for this.

Do not carry mobile phones etc. but there are people where you can safely deposit your cell phone at INR 10/- per handset.

And this is one of the temples where you can offer holy water, flowers etc. whatever local vendor is selling outside the temple as it's allowed to offer in shiv ling.

For preforming pooja there is a counter once you enter the temple pay for the type of pooja and get the receipt to perform inside the temple.
Written August 30, 2022
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skdel2016
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India280 contributions
Apr 2022
Situated at Aurangabad District near Ellora, Maharashtra, India( is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga,) sometimes referred to as the Ghrneshwar or Ghushmeshwar Temple, is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is referenced in the Shiva Purana.
The temple is one of the masterpiece of Indian architecture, As far as Abhishekam is concerned you need to pay charges in counter of temple. Gents need to wear only lower clothings such as Dhoti or pant. Cloths which is wearable at upper side of body from waste is not allowed if you wish to do abhishekam. Here also You need to take help of Priests . It's on your luck how he is... Ladies need to wear Saree. One Must go place. Har har mahadev.
Written May 4, 2022
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Vikas Sadhotra
New Delhi, India693 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We visited this temple on 29 Oct 22. We started from Aurangabad at around 8 am and reached Grishneshwar Temple at 8:45 am in our own car. We found a parking just opposite to the temple. There are so many shops selling Pooja items. Price vary from Rs 20 onwards. We took one for Rs 100 with flowers, Bel, Datura ( jimson weed) and Lotus flower. It took us 45 mins to clear the queue and reach for darshna. Men need to enter the sanctum sactorum bare chested. You can remove your clothes above your waist before entering the sanctum sactorum and later on collect them. The time spent in queue was not worth as the time spent inside is not even 1 percent of the time what you spent in waiting. But anyways we could do darshna and touch the ShivLingam.

Overall a visit worth the effort.
Written October 30, 2022
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Renan
226 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
The inside is worth seeing though if you like to witness the passion and devotion. Even if it won't last long, it was great.
Not sure if it's because it was school holiday in India but the queue is definitely massive. you have to queue for like 200m before even getting in then once inside there's even more queueing up. It wasn't too hot when I did it, the queue outside is not protected, it's surrounded by a market and everyone's obviously belly to back, packed. The inside queue is Disneyland style, covered with a few fans. not sure what it's like when it's hot.
Inside men have to take their shirt off and there is no possibility to take any photo, they're very strict about it. So it's 2 h queue for a 3min visit and no photo lol.
If you've read about the significance of the place then it's worth it I guess.
Written January 22, 2024
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Sumitaaryan
Navi Mumbai, India183 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Even a small line can take you hours as the temple allows backdoor entry to those offering money.

Mobile is not allowed and I realised why. Because they don't want people to record how they are making ordinary citizens wait while they allow people direct entry into garbha griha and these people sit in the garbha griha. Leaving others no space to even get in and have a proper darshan.

While pundits go around having mobile in the temple premises, it is a no no for common citizen.

It is a Jyotirling and authorities should maintain the sanctity of this place.
Written December 13, 2023
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Chinmayee d
Pune, India79 contributions
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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Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Aurangabad