Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga Shiva temple is located in Shiwad town of district Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan. this temple is also known as the Shiwad temple. There are many ancient temples of Lord Shiva in Rajasthan. The name of Shiwad of Sawai Madhopur is also included in these ancient Siddha temples.
It is known for its antiquity, historicity, and faith. There are also differences among scholars regarding this. Some consider it the last Jyotirlinga of Shiva, while many scholars reject this argument.
Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga Shiwad Sawai Madhopur
Shiva devotees have an unbroken relationship with this place. They come here to worship God. This shrine of Lord Shiva is located in the region of Devgiri Mountain in Shiwad.
It is known as Ghushmeshwar Dham. Since Shiva resides here, this place became famous by his name. According to historians, earlier this place was named Shivalaya which now became Shiwad.
Lord Shiva’s anger is extremely devastating. Therefore, an effort is always made to keep them calm. The devotees offer water to them. In this temple, Shiva always lives in cold water. It is believed that this keeps Shiva’s anger at bay.
According to a legend, a Brahmin named Sudharma resided here for some time. His wife’s name was Sudeha. He had no child. In order to have children, Sudeha got her younger sister Ghushma married to Sudharma. Ghushma was a devotee of Lord Shiva.
Sudeha was jealous when she had a son. He killed Ghushma’s son and put him in the lake. When Ghushma went to worship Lord Shiva, Shiva appeared. He gave life to Ghushma’s son and asked for a boon.
Ghushma asked for a boon that Bholenath should remain unbroken at this place to protect the devotees. Shiva gave a boon. Later, when the excavation here was done, many Shivling came out.
It is said that Mahmud Ghaznavi also came here. After slaughtering and looting, he sent the commander Salar Masood to Shivling to loot the treasure. At that moment, lightning appeared from Shiva’s anger and he fainted.
When he regained consciousness, he panicked and ran. After this he decided not to come here in future nor did Ghaznavi appear here. Even today, Shiva devotees discuss the wonders associated with this temple.
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.
Ghushmeshwar Mahadev Jyotirling Sawai Madhopur
The Shivalaya Temple is open for all devotees from 4 am to 10 pm.
How To Reach Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling Shiwad Sawai Madhopur
Near Railway Station Esarda 11 KM
Near Airport Jaipur Airport 121 KM
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