Grishneshwar Temple


Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the twelfth Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana “kotirudra sahinta”, referred as ghushmeshwar jyotirlinga.Ghushmeshwar is believed as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga on the earth. The temple is located at 3 km from Isarda Railway Station in Kota – Jaipur. Train Route in Shiwar Town at 100 km from Jaipur at 40 km from Sawai Madhopur inRajasthan, India. The temple is located near the famous Ranthambore National Park.

On the basis of historical facts it came to picture that MohmoodGajnavi sent his army commander Masood with army to loot and damage this famous well-known temple in Vikram Samvat 1081. Maharaja Chander Sen Gaur along with his son Indrasen, Army chief Rewat and 3000 Army men died in defending the temple from enemies in battle. In the memory of the death of queen and priestess there are memorials. Later on in 1179 the temple was rebuilt by king Shiv Veer Singhchauhan. The king invited two well-known Brahmins from Mahrishi Vashishtha Origin from Pushkar for worship of tample.

In the year of 1358, en route ranthmbhor to fight Rana Hamir, Khilji sent an army unit under Malik Kafur to destroy the newly built temple. The army unit caused big devastation to village and granaries. The army unit also began dismantling the temple but had to stop owing to night. In the dream that night Khilji saw a half naked tri-eyed, trident handling, Kamndaldhari, exotic personality prepared to kill him. A feared Khilji could not sleep the whole night. The next morning he revealed the dream. Then the pujari of the temple told him that the deity in the dream was none other than lord Shiva himself who can turn the universe into ashes just by the fire of his 3rd eye. Hearing this a feared Khilji decided not to destroy the temple and proceeded for Ranthmbhor.

Shri ghushmeshwar jyotirlinga (shivalya), is situated at Shiwar village of distt Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan and lies at 3 km off Isarda railway station along kota-jaipur rail route. It is by its worshippers hailed as 12th Jyotirlinga of lord Shiva on the basis of a plethora of evidence deducated from location, folk tales and architectural and geographical facts enshired in ‘ puranas’ legend has it that a Brahmin, by name Sudharma lived in distant past in vicinity of Devagiri hills, whose wife Sudeha, had not been blessed with offspring. She is therefore, got her younger sister Ghushma married to her husband. Ghusma was a devotee of lord Shiv, whose devotion to Great Loard mahadeva got her the birth of a son from her husband. Sudeha, her elder sister, got envious of Ghusma’s honour and happiness, which unlitmately resulted in assassination of newly born baby of Ghusma whose used to dispose the parthiva Shiv Lingas everyday after worshipping. By the next morning when the bride found the bed os her mother-in-law. On information Ghusma did not lose her temper and she kept worshipping as usual. The following day Lord shiva gave his ‘Darshan’ by appearing before Ghushma when she was immersing idols of Lord Shiva after worship. pleased by her devotion Lord Shiva not only resurrected her son but also granted a boon to her that he would always abide in this place as ‘Ghushmeshwar’ after the name of Ghushma. This Legend is in Shivpuran kotirudra sahinta adhyay 32–33.

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