Read below the story behind the Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga.
1. Located near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, in the historically-significant village of Verul, Daulatabad, is Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga.
2. This temple is also known as Kusumeshwara, Ghumushewara, and Grushmeshwara, and it holds mythological significance.
3. According to Shiva Purana: Once, a childless couple-namely, Sudeha and Saudharma-resided on a Mountain of Devagiri.
4. Sudeha made her sister, Ghushma, marry Sudhama in the desire of having a child. Accordingly, Ghushma gave birth to a son, as the second-wife of Sudama.
5. Soon, the happiness of Sudeha turned into jealousy as Sudhama now cherished his second-wife more.
7. Ghushma, unaware of this, prayed to Shiva, who appeared, returning her, her son and further telling Ghushma about the sins of her sister.
In the end, Sudhama requested Shiva to settle here forever, to which the Lord agreed, situated himself there in the form of Jyotirlinga, naming it after Ghushma. And that’s how Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga came into being.