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Ghrishneshwar Temple

Ghrishneswar temple near Ellora caves of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Temple of Lord Shiva,one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

Ghrishneswar temple situated near famous Ellora caves is one of the twelve jyotirlingas[revered seats of Lord Shiva].

It is not only religiously very important but is architecturally also very beautiful and magnificent.
The color of the exterior of temple is the most remarkable part.A very pleasing pink and purple exterior is a boon to our visionary senses.I am yet to see any other temple with such wonderfully colored exterior.The outer walls also display intricate carvings.
The temple is said to be of 10th century.It was built by Raja Krishna Dev Rai.
Menfolk have to take off their upper clothes while entering the mandpam.
The sanctum sanctorum exudes a very peaceful aura.

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