Five of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples in India are situated in Maharashtra. Bhimashankar temple, Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga Temple,
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga Temple, and Parli Vaidyanath Jyothirlinga are the main Shiv Temples in Maharashtra.
The Trimbakeshwar Temple is the most prominent temple of Jyothirlinga temples in Maharashtra. Trimbakeshwar Temple is located in the valley of the Brahmagiri hills near Nashik. The origin of Godavari is also near the temple.
The Jyotirlinga which resides the Trimurti is the biggest attraction of the Trimbakeshwar Temple. They are placed in three Shivalingas inside the temple. Gautam Rishi decided to save the country from a severe drought here. He realized that this can only be solved by worshiping Shiva and he worshiped Shiva. Lord Shiva was very pleased with his prayers and created the Godavari River to save the country from drought.
Nashik can be reached from Mumbai via NH-3 via Kasar Igatpuri. It is about 220 km away from Nashik. The temple is about 30 km away from Nashik.
Bhimsankar is Jyothirlinga Temple which is nearby the origin of the Bhima River. The temple is located near Pune and is built in the city architecture. The temple is also quite different from other temples in the building.
The Bhimashankar Temple is located at a distance of 110 km from Pune.
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
The Jyotirlinga Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the village of Verul, which is around 20 km away from Daulatabad in Aurangabad.
The story is about the love of a woman worshipper of Lord Shiva, who pardon her son’s killer. The temple is also known as Ghushameshwar. This temple was rebuilt in the form of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s father Maloji Bhosal. There have been several constructions here. Here is a small temple called Shivalaya.
The temple is located around 11 km away from Dhaulabadabad near Aurangabad.
Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga, Maharashtra
Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga is considered s the oldest Jyotirlinga. The Aundha Nagnath Temple, located in the Hingoli district of Maharashtra. However, the most interesting thing about the temple was the fact that the Sanctum of the temple is in the basement and we had to climb down to worship Lord Nagnath.
Parli Vaijnath Jyotirlinga, Maharashtra
Parli Vaijnath Jyotirlinga, located in Beed district in Maharashtra, which draws its name from the fact that it is amid the bounty of medicinal plants. Parli Vaijnath temple, where Lord Shiva is ‘Vaidyanath’, it is a belief that touching the Lingam helps in the process of healing.