Jyotirlingam Temples of Maharashtra

Ministry of Tourism under its Dekho Apna Desh Initiative organised a webinar on ‘Jyotirlingam Temples of Maharashtra’.

Maharashtra boasts of a large number of popular and revered religious and spiritual places that attracts large number of tourists.

Trimbakeshwar (Tryambakeshwara), Bhimashankar, Parali Vaijnath, Grishneswar and Aundh Nagnath are the prominent Jyotirlingas in the state of Maharashtra.

Tryambakeshwar/ Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlingam is located about 28 km South West of Nashik and it is also one of four places where Sinhastha Fair (Kumbh Mela) is held which draws people from all over India.


These shrines enshrining Shiva in the form of a Jyotirlingam and have been revered since time immemorial in the Indian system of beliefs.

Out of 12 Jyotirlingas, the southernmost of these is located at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu while the northernmost is located in the Himalayas at Kedarnath in Uttarkhand.

These temples are closely linked with legends from the puranas and are rich in history and tradition.