The Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the holiest and ancient shrines of India. This temple is the holy abode of one of the 12 jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. The Ghrishneshwar temple was constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar, who also re-constructed the Kasi Viswanatha temple at Banaras and the Vishnu Paada temple at Gaya. Grishneshwar is also known as Ghushmeswara, Kusumeswar, Grushmeswara. It is said that a woman named Kusuma worshipped the Shiva Linga everyday by immersing it in a water tank. Envious of her piousness, her husbandâd first wife murdered her son. Mourning with pain Kusuma continued worshipping the Shiva Linga. When she dipped the Linga in water Lord Shiva ap her and gapeared in front ofve life to her son. Since then Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Jyotirlinga Ghusmeshwar.
Nearest airport is Aurangabad.RAIL
Nearest railhead is Aurangabad.ROAD
The temple is less than half a kilometre from Ellora.
It has regular bus services connecting it with all major places. Tourists can also take taxis from Auragabad.
Ghrishneshwar to Aurangabad -32 Km and Nasik- 177 Km.