5 Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra – List, Itinerary, Map, Tour Packages

5 Jyotirlingas of Maharashtra – Video

The five Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra are Bhimashankar, Trimbakeshwar, Grishneshwar, Nagnath in Aundha and Parli Vaijnath. These 5 jyotirlingas together are also known as Pancha Jyotirlingas. They are dedicated to Lord Shiva.

This guide explains the significance of the 5 Jyotirling in Maharashtra, map, travel itinerary, tour packages and frequently asked questions about panch jyotirlinga.

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How many Jyotirlingas are there in Maharashtra?

There are five jyotirlingas in Maharashtra. Here is the list:

1. TRIMBAKESHWAR JYOTIRLINGA, NASHIK

Trimbakeshwar Temple Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga near Nasik

It is believed that Trimbakeshwar is the holiest place of Hindu mythology. The most unique feature of this temple is that the Shiva Linga here has three faces of the three almighty Gods of Hindu mythology – Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara. River Godavari originates from here and anyone is believed to have acquired salvation, once he or she visits this place.

2. BHIMASHANKAR JYOTIRLINGA, PUNE

Bhimashankar Temple
Bhimashankar Temple near Pune

Lord Shiva appears as “Ardhanareeshwara” in this temple. River Bhima originates from Bhimashankar. The river is considered sacred because it is believed that the river is actually the perspiration of Lord Shiva after he defeated the demon Tripurasura. A holy dip in the river is believed to relieve one of their sins.

3. GRISHNESHWAR JYOTIRLINGA, AURANGABAD

Grishneshwar Temple Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra
Grishneshwar Temple near Aurangabad

Located very near to the Ellora caves, Grishneshwar temple is the last of the 12 Jyotirlingas. For devotees who undertake the Jyotirlinga pilgrimage, a visit to this temple completes their journey to the holy places of Shiva. One can reap the benefits of worshiping all the 12 Jyotirlingas by just visiting this one temple.

4. PARLI VAIJNATH JYOTIRLINGA, MAHARASHTRA

Parli Vaijnath Temple Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra
Parli Vaijnath Temple

This temple is located in a village that is home to mountains and thick forests rich in medicinal herbs. Since the Parli Vaijnath temple is amidst such a healing atmosphere, the Lord here is addressed as Vaidhyanath. Devotees are allowed to touch the Shiva Lingam during worship and this helps in healing and reaping various health benefits.

5. AUNDHA NAGNATH JYOTIRLINGA, MAHARASHTRA

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga
Nagnath Temple

It is believed that the Aundha Nagnath Temple was built by Yudhisthira, the eldest Pandav, while they were in an exile for 14 years. Devotees believe that by praying at this temple, one can safeguard themselves against all poisons.

The 5 Jyotirlingas of Maharashtra
Pancha Jyotirlinga

Jyotirlinga Itinerary for Maharashtra

Maharashtra Itinerary: Bhimashankar, Ahmednagar 1N, Aundha Nagnath, Parli Vaijnath 1N, Grishneshwar, Aurangabad 1N, Trimbakeshwar.

Day 1: Mumbai – Bhimashankar – Ahmednagar

  • Early morning departure from Mumbai.
  • Proceed to Bhimashankar and complete Darshan.
  • Proceed to Ahmednagar.
  • Overnight stay in Ahmednagar.

Day 2: Ahmednagar – Aundha – Parli

  • Early morning travel to Nagnath and complete Darshan.
  • Proceed to Parli Vaijnath and complete Darshan.
  • Overnight stay in Parli.

Day 3: Parli – Grishneshwar – Aurangabad

  • Early morning travel to Grishneshwar Temple and complete Darshan.
  • Overnight stay in Aurangabad.

Day 4: Aurangabad – Trimbakeshwar – Mumbai

  • Early morning travel to Trimbakeshwar Temple and complete Darshan.
  • After darshan, proceed to Mumbai.

Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra Map

Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra Map
Jyotirlinga Map of Maharashtra

List of all 12 Jyotirlingas in India

  1. Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga located in Varanasi. One of the most famous temples in India.
  2. Somnath temple located in Veraval, Gujarat. Located on the seashore.
  3. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga located near Nashik in Maharashtra. Famous for Kaal Sarp Dosh Puja.
  4. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga located in Madhya Pradesh near Mandhata on the banks of River Narmada.
  5. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga located in the holy city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Famous for Bhasmarati.
  6. Grishneshwar temple located near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Located right next to Ellora Caves.
  7. Kedarnath Jyotirlinga located in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. Also famous as one of the char dham.
  8. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga located near Pune in Maharashtra. Source of River Bhima.
  9. Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga located in Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh.
  10. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga located near Dwarka in Gujarat. Nagnath in Maharashtra is also considered as the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.
  11. Parli Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga located in Maharashtra. Also, the one in Jharkhand is considered as the Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga.
  12. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga located in Tamil Nadu. Also part of the bigger char dham yatra.

Frequently Asked Questions about Five Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra

How many jyotirlinga are there in Maharashtra?

There are five Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra. 1. Trimbakeshwar, 2. Grishneshwar, 3. Bhimashankar, 4. Aundha Nagnath and 5. Parli Vaijnath. In total there are twelve jyotirlingas in India.

How can I go to jyotirlinga in Maharashtra?

To cover all five jyotirlingas in Maharashtra, you can start your trip either from Mumbai or Pune. Both the cities are well connected by rail, road and air. It will take you four days to cover all the places.

What is a Jyotirlinga?

Jyotirlinga is considered as a true or Swayambhu form of Lord Shiva. Swayambhu Linga means that Lord Shiva turned himself into a Linga. There are 12 Jyotirlingas in all.

What are the jyotirlinga near Shirdi?

The Jyotirlinga near Shirdi are Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga (Around 120 km) and Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga (Around 100 km).

What are the Jyotirlinga near Aurangabad?

The Jyotirlinga near Aurangabad is Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga (Around 30 km).

What are the Jyotirlinga near Pune?

The Jyotirlinga near Pune is Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga (Around 110 km and 3 hrs).

How to reach Parli Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga?

Get down at Nanded railway station and take a bus/taxi to Parli.

How to reach Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga?

Get down at Nashik railway station and take a bus/taxi to Trimbak.

How to reach Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga?

Get down at Pune airport or railway station and take a bus/taxi to Bhimashankar.

How to reach Grishneshwar?

Get down at Aurangabad airport or railway station and take a bus/taxi to Verul.

113 thoughts on “5 Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra – List, Itinerary, Map, Tour Packages

  1. We are two scitzon want to Darshan of all the five jyotirling including shirdi sai baba and shani singapur by bus.con you guide me.we will start form Nasik.

  2. We are 2 members want to tour 5 jyotirling of Maharashtra from 3/10/19. Kindly provide the itinerary of tour along with costs.

  3. WE two members, need to visit 5 jyotirlinga, Shirdi, Shani Singnapur and Ellora caves in the fisrt week of DEc 2019. Provide the itenary please.

  4. Hai Team,
    Planning for 20th sep 2019 group tour from Mumbai to pancha jothirlinga. May I know full tour details and accommodation provided and pickup and drop details with time.

  5. I am also interested for the above tour for Darshan of FIVE JYOTIRLINGA ALONG WITH AJANTA ELLORA
    pLEASE GIVE ME IN DETAILS EITHER FROM PUNE or MUMBAI. We are four or SIX person in total.
    Our tour will start in Sept,1/2/3.

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  7. Let me know your price from puna we are 50 person with breakfast and lunch and dinner with staying and sightseeing All. Vegiterren

  8. Am interested in this trip in August from Mumbai..
    pls let me know in addition to this can I have Shiridi dharshan and ajanta ellora

  9. We are 4 to 6 persons planning for five jyotiling darshan during shravan month. Also near by darshan and sight seeing. Send us detailed tour programme for 5 to 6 days. Also total cost of tour including lodging and boarding. We will start from pune. our pickup point pune, drop point Nanded.
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