Grishneshwar Temple is an ancient shrine and is the pious abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It has its residence in a small village Verul approximately 20 Kilometers away from the Daulatabad. And is 100 Kilometers away from Manmad. During Chatrapathi Shivaji Empire, The Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is increasing the gorgeousness of this place. Later in the 17th century, Empress of Indore Ahilya Bai Holkar correspondingly funded a lot for additional improvement. Grishneshwar Temple is also famous as Ghoomeshwar Temple. This gigantic temple is standing abashedly even after several decades have passed. Apart from Lord Shiva, being the main deity, there is also an idol of dashavatar carved in red pebbles. Built on 24 columns, the main hall has decoration of beautiful carvings and paintings.
Though, the local residents visit the temple mainly, but during the month of July-August, it receives lots of visitors due to the Sawan season. It’s the time when the pilgrims worship Lord Shiva and visit from all over the India from Hindu religion. And lack of proper arrangement from the tourism department, the results in the unorganized flow of tourists all over the month. Aurangabad is the closest airport from the Grishneshwar jyotirlinga which is 29 Kilometers away. The distance between Hyderabad and Aurangabad is 615 Kilometers. From Manmad, Aurangabad is only 115 Kilometers. Bus service, taxi service is available in bulk to reach this sacred place. There is also an option of cab booking from online car rental companies which provides car booking facilities online and that also at affordable and competitive prices.
Other places to visit
In the close proximity of temple, there are other 34 caves and various temples. These temples and caves are the blend of three religions Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and all of them were built during the fifth and tenth century. Aurangzeb cave, Mini Taj Mahal caves are the most famous among them. And there are lots of taxi services and online cab booking services that working for the arrivals arriving here.