Maharashtra is home to five Jyotirlingas, which are considered to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva in Hindu history. These Jyotirlingas are revered pilgrimage sites for devotees of Lord Shiva. Here are the five Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra:
Located in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, Trimbakeshwar is one of the most important Jyotirlingas. It is believed to be the origin of the holy river Godavari. The temple is known for its unique architecture and is visited by a large number of devotees.
Situated in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats, Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra. The temple is surrounded by lush greenery and offers a scenic view of the mountains. It is also a popular trekking destination.
Located near the famous Ellora Caves in Aurangabad district, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is an ancient and revered shrine. The temple’s architecture showcases intricate carvings and sculptures.
Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga is located in the Hingoli district of Maharashtra. The temple is known for its beautiful architecture and historical significance.
Parli Vaijnath Jyotirlinga is situated in the Beed district of Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vaijnath, another form of Lord Shiva. It is believed to be one of the oldest Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra.
These Jyotirlingas attract a large number of devotees throughout the year, especially during the auspicious occasions of Maha Shivaratri and Shravan month (July-August), when devotees undertake pilgrimages to these sacred sites.