Maharashtra Jyotirlinga Tour by India Pilgrim Tours lets you visit each of these three Jyotirlingas – Bhimashankar, Trimbakeshwar and Grishneshwar. Apart from letting you visited these highly respected Jyotirlingas, this well-crafted itinerary will also let you visit the other major pilgrimage sites like Shirdi and Shani Shingnapur.
Departure from Coimbatore
11:30 PM Departure from Coimbatore Railway Station to Pune.
Full day Train Journey From Coimbatore Towards Pune.
Pune to Shirdi
On arrival Pune Railway Station early morning 02:00 AM.
Pick up and then Proceed towards Maha Ganapathy Temple (Ranjangaon)
After refreshment having the Dharshan of Maha Ganapathy and drive to Shirdi.
On Arrival check in to Shirdi hotel.
Evening 05.00 pm having Dharshan of Saibaba Temple and other places of Gurusthan, Dwarakamai, Museum, Chavadi and Lendi Garden.
Night halt at Shirdi.
Shirdi to Aurangabad
Morning Darshan around 6:00 am.
Sai Baba Dharisanam.
After breakfast and then Hotel Check-out.
Then Proceeding to visit Ellora Caves , Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed towards Aurangabad.
Overnight Stay at Hotel – Aurangabad.
Aurangabad to Nashik
After breakfast and then Hotel Check-out @ 09:00 am.
Proceed towards Trimbakeshwar .
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed towards Shri Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight Stay at Hotel – Nashik.
Nashik to Pune.
After breakfast and then Hotel Check-out.
Then proceed towards Bhimashankar Temple.
Then Proceed towards Pune.
Finally drop at Pune Railway station.
Departure from Pune Railway station to Coimbatore around 10:30 PM.
Temple Mahaganpati is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. One of the eight shrines of Ashtavinayak, Mahaganpati temple is nestled in Ranjangaon, near Pune , Maharashtra, at Shirur Taluka. This temple is the eighth and last shrine in the Ashtavinayak shrine chain. Here Lord Ganesh is worshiped as Mahaganapati as it is assumed that the Lord is a mighty god with many arms and tail.Mahaganapati ‘s self-manifested deity is seen perched on a lotus, and flanked by his Riddhi-Siddhi consorts. Another statue, which has 10 trunks and 20 arms, is thought to be buried under the present idole. It had been hidden during the Mughals war. This idole is referred to as Mahotkat. Khollams, a Ranjangaon tribe of GoldSmiths, inaugurated and donated Mahaganapati Idol.
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Shirdi is a small rural town in the Ahmednagar district of Rahata Taluka, in India’s Maharashtra state. Shirdi is a secular environment where all faiths are regarded first and foremost as one, and a belief in the strength of Faith & Courage. A place where all the heads bow down in prayer, where faith prevails, where hope is founded, where courage pays, and where there abounds everlasting joy and eternal contentment. This is the pride of the position belonging to the Holy One, a real source of knowledge, who delighted with religious dignity and talented human ornaments to humanity and goodwill by saying “SABKA MALIK EK.” Saibaba ‘s footsteps have made the area a sacred spot. This constantly flocks millions of devotees from all over India and abroad. Located on Autobahn Ahmednagar-Manmad.
Gurusthan is the location where the 16 year old boy Sai Baba first appeared to the world. The location is underneath a Neem branch. It also has a shrine where the image of Sai baba is put right in front of it, with a Shivalingam and the Nandi ram. Gurusthan converts into the location where the saint Guru lives. It is also the spot where Sai Baba spent much of his time coming to Shirdi for the first time, and also where, according to Baba, his own guru ‘s tomb is situated by the neem tree. According to the story, when some villagers were digging the earth just behind the neem tree to lay the foundations for Sathe Wada, they came across some bricks in the soil that looked like the beginning of a tunnel.Uncertain about going ahead with their work, they sought advice from Baba on the subject. Baba told them not to search any more, as this was his ancestors / Guru’s resting spot, so it would be in their benefit not to bother them. The most remarkable aspect of the holy neem tree is that its leaves are not bitter but sweet, and even today it continues to lavish its warm blessings upon the pilgrims.Gurusthan means- the teacher’s seat. Devotees sincerely believe that the illumination of incense sticks at this location would relieve them from all their illnesses.
The Sai Museum in Shirdi is a rich repository of all Shri Saibaba related things. Keeped under Shirdi’s Saibaba Sansthan, the museum has some of the Spiritual Guru Saibaba’s most private , personal possessions. Devotees from around the world are touring this Dwarkamai museum. The Sai Museum has properly stored many of the items similar to this charismatic Guru. It has padukas or boots from Saibaba, which are worshipped by devotees of the Sai. The place also has some of the coins issued to Malsapati by Saibaba, Khandoba’s priest. The museum retains the two utensils which were used in crowds to feed food. One was tiny and another large in these utensils.The smaller one was used to supply food for 50 people while the large one was used to feed a party of 100 people. Lord Saibaba also used a Grinding Mill in the museum. This grinding mill has its own purpose, and symbolizes Sri Saibaba’s deep-seated ideology.
Sai baba used to spend alternating nights at Chavadi during his last years. The place is situated near the Dwarkamai mosque from where Sai baba’s procession was held in a palki along with his disciples. Chavadi is historically the location where taxes were raised, village records kept, disputes resolved by the village members,And officials who visited stayed. So it happened that once the Dwarkamai mosque where Baba used to live in Shirdi, during the monsoons, was unfit to provide shelter to him because of its leaky walls. As a result, his devotees affectionately forced him to leave the mosque out of pure love and compassion for Baba, and then moved him to the Chavadi.Soon afterward, Baba began to spend alternating nights at the Chavadi and the place was sanctified by his presence and daily aarti offerings to honor him. The Sansthan inherited the Chavadi after Baba’s mahasamadhi, and used it for storing books and entertaining pilgrims until the late 1930s. The village offices have been moved for a long time, and the Chavadi is preserved as a shrine for Baba and It is available to everyone. Also today, every Thursday a procession takes place with the saint’s idol inside the palki. Thus the location is of great significance to the followers of Sai baba.
One of Shirdi’s jewels for the devotees is Dwarkamai. They tell Dwarkamai is Shirdi ‘s heart, the location where the great Sai Baba spent a large portion of his life including his final moments. It is a blessing to all devotees of Baba because it has been the birthplace of God on Earth, as they want to name him. People of all religions look up to the great Sai Baba and genuinely believe in what he believed. Here, the spirit of love , compassion and welcoming is alive. At first, this site was a dilapidated mosque covered with deep knee holes and collapsing ruins. Baba is the one who converted it into Dwarkamai and repeated who God is one.One is taken over by the sacred energies of Sai Baba, and bestowed upon entering this mosque with his blessings. The striking and strong aura of positivity is so soothing and peaceful that one can feel the liberation of their soul from all worries, insecurities and negativity. Upon entering the home of Baba you feel at home. You feel at peace.
Lendi Baug, Shirdi
The beautiful garden is located on the highway from Shirdi-Manmade Province. Sai Baba used to spend most of his time here in the mornings and evenings, watering the plants everyday. Sai baba once got shade and rest from the Neem tree in the garden. There is a marble ‘Deepagraha’ in the garden where Sai once lit a deep-sea that even today burns from dusk to dawn.The Deep (earthen) lamp was lit under the Neem tree and held in that pit. In memory of this location one octangular Deepgriha named Nanda Deep was founded in marble stone. It burns up in a glass box continuously. There is a Peepal tree on one side of the Deepgriha, and a Neem tree on the other. A Datta Mandir beneath an Audumbar tree is some distance away.
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple,
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga also referred to as the Grineshwar Temple or Ghushmeshwar Temple, is one of the Lord Shiva devoted shrines referred to in Shiva Purana. The word Ghrneshwara means “the master of compassion” As soon as he found a treasure concealed in the snake pit (ant hill) by the grace of Lord Grishneshwar, the very devoted Shiva devotee, Bhosale (The Patel or lord of Verul). He invested the cash on the temple renovation and created a lake in Shikhar Shinganapur. The Grishneshwar temple was later restored by Goutamibal (Bayajabai) and Ahilyadevi Holkar.The Lingamurthy faces to the east. Within the court hall is a magnificent Nandikeshwara. Ghrishneshwar Temple is a fully revered temple, located within the Maharashtra country. It stands very close to Ellora’s Buddhist ruins, convenient 1/2 kilometer away, and helps that Lord Shiva is dedicated to the homestead of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India.And Maharashtra’s Ajanta Caves and Daulatabad City lie nearby. The temple was built under the patronage of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, one of the rulers of Indore ‘s former region, with exquisitely sculpted partitions.
The story of Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan Shani Shingnapur at District Ahmednagar’s Taluka Naivasha is famous, far and wide, as the shrine of countless devotees. Within The Guinness Book of World Records, the number of amazing achievements occupies a place of pride. The populace of Ahmednagar is popularly known as the place of saints. God Shani occupies a place of fear in the minds of most people in India.There is in people’s minds unnecessary terror over God Shani. How are you scared of God Shani, In our day-to-day life, strength and mercy are of great importance in our lives. Shani Shingnapur is a one-of-a-kind village in India, and perhaps the world, renowned for the fact that no house here has any doors. Village residents feel little security need, owing to their belief in special protection from the Hindu deity Shani, whose famous temple is situated here.
One of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India, Trimbakeshwar Temple is. Situated in Trimbak, 28 kilometers from Nashik city, at the foot of Brahmagiri Hills, this Shaiva temple is located. Established in the 18th century by the Maratha emperor, Peshwa Nana Saheb, the temple is mentioned in the powerful Mrityunjaya mantra which confers immortality and longevity. The temple grounds, built-in classical architecture, also mentions the Kushavarta or Kunda which is believed to be the source of the Godavari River. The Jyotirlingas’ fascinating feature is its three faces which symbolize Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Rudra. Just male devotees are permitted in the temple’s central area, or ‘garbhagriha.’ Here, wearing a sovala or a silk dhoti is customary. When devotees wish to engage in the Abhishekam, they will book pandits.
Endowed with religious opulence, Bhimashankar Hill Station is richly enveloped in nature’s ethereal pulchritude and is rightly called one of Mumbai’s popular hill stations. The Bhimashankar temple is a modest and elegant temple, dating back to the 13th century when Nana Phadnavis constructed the sabha mandap in the 18th century. Nana Phadnavis had designed the Shikhara. It is said that the great Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj made endowments to this temple to encourage service of worship. It is among the twelve traditional Lord Shiva shrines in India called ‘Jyotirlinga.’ Bhimashankar is located in Bhorgiri village, in the Sahyadri range ghat region. Since the jyotirlinga, it is considered one of the holiest sites in India. Even Bhimashankar is a popular trekking destination. Bhimashankar ‘s Sacred Shrine is an architectural work in the Naga style. The temple beautifully shows the insightful work of ancient Vishwakarma sculptors. Located atop the hills, this place is perfect for nature lovers and trekkers alike. It has acquired tremendous significance in recent years and was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary. The modest yet graceful temple dates back to the 13th century and is also adorned with cravings for Buddha. A trek into the temple of Bhimashankar brings a touch of excitement to your holy tour.
Twelve Jyotirlingas. Trimbakeshwar is a religious center having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The extra ordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Rudra.