Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
4.5
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Shweta S
    Ghaziabad, India194 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Journey64175403351
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled on business
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Vinay B
    Mumbai, India164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Debashis T
    Dehradun, India2,092 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Ipsita D
    Mumbai, India143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 January 2024
  • Renan
    226 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 January 2024
  • ASWATH-Singaraju
    Mumbai, India144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Nuthan Nagaraj
    Mumbai, India138 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the 12 Jyothirlinga
    its a very serene Hindu deity Temple. expect crowd most of the time. management has made arrangements for smooth darshan. Here you can touch the Jyothirling you cannot take phones inside the temple so better keep it in your vehicle. there is a shoe stand just outside the temple. its very nominal.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 March 2024
  • Yagnesh T
    Nagpur, India203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jyotirlinga: A place for pilgrimage.
    It is 12th of the Jyotirlingas. It takes about half to one hour for darshana on non-festival days. The system is good and the queue is well managed. The mobile phones and leather items are not allowed. The males have to take out their clothes above waist.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2024
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Yagnesh T
Nagpur, India203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It is 12th of the Jyotirlingas. It takes about half to one hour for darshana on non-festival days. The system is good and the queue is well managed. The mobile phones and leather items are not allowed. The males have to take out their clothes above waist.
Written 15 May 2024
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Nuthan Nagaraj
Mumbai, India138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
its a very serene Hindu deity Temple.
expect crowd most of the time.
management has made arrangements for smooth darshan.
Here you can touch the Jyothirling

you cannot take phones inside the temple so better keep it in your vehicle.
there is a shoe stand just outside the temple. its very nominal.
Written 21 March 2024
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Sonam Agrawal
New Delhi, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Seperate que for senior citizens is available pls ask for the directions. Between some 1100 am till 1.00 PM gets super crowded , try going early morning
Written 11 March 2024
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Gaurav S
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Har Har Mahadev. This is one of the 12 Jyotirlings and is very close to Ellora Caves. I went there with my family in the morning. Here are my observations.

For Tourists and Pilgrims

1. Avoid holidays and Mondays. It's very crowded normally too and it might take around 2-3 hrs to get the divine darshan

2. As already mentioned by many above, men have to remove upper clothes before entering the garbhagriha.

3. Pay the prasad vendors in advance and if possible shoot a video of the same. They tell you the rate of Rs. 50 at first but when you come back after darshan to pay, they start asking for more.

For Govt and Temple authorities

1. The outer area of the temple has so many temporary shops and structures which are made in an unorganised manner. It gives the outer area a slum-like appearance which is not at all desirable. This also leads to a lot of congestion outside.

2. No proper crowd management is done by authorities. Mobile phones are not allowed inside yet so many people had successfully managed to take the mobile phone inside the premises and were clicking pictures, with no one to stop them or check them.

3. Few people showed their govt id cards and were allowed to skip the normal queue. The management is not at all effective in helping pilgrims get a convenient darshan.

5. Plastic items should be banned inside the temple premises but that wasn't the case. A lot of waste was scattered here and there with no proper cleanliness planning.
Written 10 March 2024
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Kapil Sood
Bengaluru, India414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had excellent Darshan and Jal Abhishek puja here. Giving a few useful tips for people who may be wanting to visit this temple:

1. It is better to visit on weekdays other than Monday as it is not very crowded.
2. Wear some modest dress. Shorts, mini skirts, sleeveless tops not allowed. Men need to remove their upper cloth (shirts / t-shirts / vests) before entering the sanctum sanctorum. Do not think much about it or worry where to keep, there is place there where you can temporarily keep your shirt. If you are doing Jal Abhishek, you can leave your shirt where you buy the ticket.
3. If you are driving to the temple, just few feet before you reach there is car parking. Feel free to park here. They usually charge Rs./-50 for car.
4. Cell phones, ladies large purses, leather belts etc are NOT allowed. You can leave them in the car or these small shops which are selling Prasad items. You can also leave your footwear there.
5. If you do Jal Abishek puja, which costs Rs.1100/-, two of you get to sit in front of the main deity for approx 10-15 minutes and a panditji helps you do the puja very meticulously! The ticket for Jal Abhishek is available inside the temple. We did this puja and it was divine!

Remember that this is one of the 12 Jyotirling in India and a very revered Shiva temple. Go with all the devotion and you are bound to enjoy.
Written 1 March 2024
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ASWATH-Singaraju
Mumbai, India144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
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.
Written 11 February 2024
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Shital
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
1. Be ready to wait in the long winding queue after entering the temple premises.. it may take atleast two to three hours on a holiday for the darshan.

2. People are allowed to offer flowers etc to the jyotirling and touch it too.. but there is too much rush inside the gabharha

3. Men are allowed to enter the gabarha only after removing their shirts.

4. You will be approached by many frauds telling you that they can provide VIP darshan for 100Rs per person, but there no such facility, so don't fall prey to such scamsters

5. Belts and mobiles are not allowed. Leave it in the car.
Written 27 January 2024
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Renan
226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 January 2024
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Ipsita D
Mumbai, India143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
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.
Written 15 January 2024
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Sumitaaryan
Navi Mumbai, India185 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 13 December 2023
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