Maharashtra is home to 3 Jyotirlinga temple out of 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva in India. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga in Nashik, Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga near Pune and Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga near Aurangabad. Other Non Jyotirlinga shrines but most famous Shiva temples in Maharashtra are Vaidyanath near Parli and Aundha Nagnath Temple in Hingoli.
The list also contains most popular Lord Shiva temples in Maharashtra such as Kankeshwar Temple, Siddheshwar Temple,Someshwar Temple, Telankhedi Shiva Temple, Kalyaneshwar Shiva Mandir and Vishweshwar Temple. भारत के प्रमुख 12 ज्योतिर्लिंगों का महत्व व महिमा!
Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is located 28 km from the city of Nashik and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India, near the source of the Godavari River. This place is also known for its scenic beauty in monsoon season and is surrounded by lush green hills and Anjaneri mountain.
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is an ancient shrine of Lord Shiva,Situated in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills near the source of the river Bhima river. The dense forests surrounding the high ranges are an abode for rare species of flora and fauna and gives a wonderful view of the river,valley and hill station.
Grishneshwar Jyotirling Temple is mentioned in the Shiva Purana and believed as the Last or 12th Jyotirlinga on the earth. The temple built of red rocks with beautiful carvings and sculptures of many Indian Gods and Goddesses and also known for spring from inside the temple.
Aundha Nagnath Shiva Temple Jyotirlinga is considered to be one of the Jyotirlinga, located at Aundha Nagnath in Hingoli district of Maharashtra. The temple is an important place of pilgrimage and itself is worth seeing for its unbelievably beautiful carvings. Image source:ghumakkar
The Kailasa temple at Ellora is one of the largest rock-cut ancient Hindu temples of Lord Shiva. Kailasa Temple is designed to recall Mount Kailash, the home of Lord Shiva and the megalith carved out of one single rock, It is one of the most famous Lord Shiva Temple in India.
Ambarnath is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region and the Ambreshwar Shiva Temple is situated on the bank of Vadavan river, known for Hemadpanthi-styled, beautifully carved on stones. This temple becomes overcrowded again in the month of Shraavana to get blessings from Lord Shiva.
Kopeshwar Temple is Khidrapur of Kolhapur has stunning carvings of deities and secular figures. The temple is also known as a hidden gem in Khidrapur,situated on the bank of Krishna in Kolhapur.
Vaijnath temple at Parli of Maharashtra host one of the biggest fair in Maharashtra on Mahashivratri festival, located in Beed district. Parli Shiva temple is one of the famous jyotirling and Lord Shiva’s most powerful places in India.
Bhuleshwar temple of Lord Shiva is situated around 45 kilometres from Pune on Pune Solapur highway. The Shiva temple is situated on a hill and was built in the 13th century and has been declared as a protected monument.
Marleshwar Temple is located in Sangameshwar of Ratnagiri district, Sangmeshwar is the place where two rivers Sonavi and Shastri flow together. Marleshwar Cave Shiva Temple is a cave temple located in the Shayadri range about 17 km from Devrukh.
Amruteshwar Shiva temple at Ratanwadi village in Ahmednagar district is built in Hemadpanthi style of architecture. This beautiful stone carved Shiva Temple of Ratanwadi is one of the must visit Lord Shiva Temple of Maharashtra.
Gondeshwar Temple at Sinnar in Nashik district is built in the Hemadpanthi style of architecture and one of the must see temple of Maharashtra. The main shrine of Gondeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva with exquisitely beautiful stone carvings on the wall.
Walkeshwar Temple also known as the Baan Ganga Temple,located in Walkeshwar near Malabar Hill in the city of Mumbai. Banganga Tank is situated at the highest point of the city.
Babulnath is an ancient Shiva temple in Mumbai and one of oldest temples in the city. The temples is visited by lakhs of devotees on annual Mahashivratri festival.
Other most famous temples of Lord Shiva in Maharashtra also include Gondeshwar Temple at Sinnar, Amruteshwar Shiva Temple in Ahmednagar, Velneshwar Shiva Temple of Ratnagiri and Baneshwar Mahadev temple in Nasrapur near Pune.