Tour Package to Maharashtra Jyotirlinga

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Day 1:

Arrival Pune early morning 04.00 am after fresh up proceed to (06.00am) Bhimashankar - Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga (Pune to Bhimashankar 125 km 03 Hrs.) is situated in the north of Pune, on the Sahayadri, by the banks of the river Bhima. It is from here that the Bhima River flows. It is believed that Lord Shiva was pleased by the devotion of a king named Bhimak of the sun Dynasty and is called the Jyotirlinga in the place. But according to the Shiv Purana the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is situated on the Mountain Brahmapur, district Kamrup of Assam. Lord Shiva had incarnated so that he could destroy the demons and protect his devotees and for the welfare of one and all. It is believed that once upon a time in the place called Kamrup a great devotee by the name of King Kamrupeshwar would reside. He would be constantly abandoned in the worship of Shiva. During the same a demon named Bhima emerged and started harassing the people. He had heard many a things about the sublime devotion of Kamrupeshwar. He wanted to kill King Kamrupeshwar. No sooner he attacked the king absorbed in worship, his sword fell on the linga instead of the king. Instantly Lord Ashutosh appeared and destroyed Bhima along with his army. After Bhimashankar Darshan proceed to Nashik & (Bhimashankar to Nashik 225 km 04 Hrs.) Overnight Stay @ Nashik.

Day 2:

Early in the Morning (07.00 am) Proceed to (Nashik to Timbakeshwar- 30 km 01 Hrs.) Trimbakeshwar temple is a religious center having one of the welve Jyotirlingas. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. Due to excessive use of water, the linga has started to erode. It is said that this erosion symbolizes the eroding nature of human society. The Lingas at Trimbakeshwar are covered by a jeweled crown which is placed over the Gold Mask of Tridev (Brahma Vishnu Mahesh). The crown is said to be from the age of Pandavs and consists of diamonds, emeralds, and many precious stones. The crown is displayed every Monday from 4-5 pm (Shiva).All other Jyotirlingas have Shiva as the main deity. The entire Black stone temple is known for its appealing architecture and sculpture and is at the foothills of a mountain called Brahmagiri. Three sources of the Godavari originate from the Brahmagiri Mountain. Introduction of the holy place Shri Trimbakeshwar. After Darshan of Lord Shiva Proceed To Kalaram Mandir after Darshan of Shree Ram Proceed To Shirdi (Trimbakeshwar to Shirdi 130 km 03 Hrs.)Shri Sai Baba- Shirdi Sai is from Indian and Arabic/Persian origin, meaning "Sakshat Eshwar" or the divine given by the priest Mahalsapati (a close devotee of Sai Baba) during the evening when baba returned to shirdi after leaving shirdi earlier in his teen days (reference to it could be found in Sai Charitra). Although the priest Mahalsapti confesses the fact that he also does not realise him giving the name of "Sai" to Baba. Baba (honorific) is a word meaning "father; grandfather; old man; sir" used in Indo-Aryan languages. The appellative thus refers to Sai Baba as being a "holy father" or "saintly father". His parentage, birth details, and life before the age of sixteen are obscure, which has led to a variety of speculations and theories attempting to explain Sai Baba's origins. In his life and teachings he tried to reconcile Hinduism and Islam: Sai Baba lived in a mosque which he called Dwarakamayi, practiced Hindu and Muslim rituals, taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions and was buried in a Hindu temple in Shirdi, after sai darshan over Night stay @ shirdi.

Day 3:

Early morning (04.00 am) Sai kakad Aarthi (09.00am) Proceed to Shani Shinganapur (Shirdi to Shani Shinganapur 60 km 1 ½ Hrs.) Shani Shinganapur The presiding deity of Shinganapur, Sri Shaneshwara or Lord Shanidev- the personification of the planet Saturn is worshipped with utmost reverence and devotion by multitudes of people from all over the world. The spectacle of the deity in black stone is overwhelming. A unique aspect of this place is, that no temple structure houses the Shanidev. There is only a simple platform on which stands the swayambhu idol, in black stone. Take Darshan of Shani Maharaja Proceed to Aurangabad (Shani Shinganapur to Aurangabad 130 Km 02 ½ Hrs.) & Overnight Stay at Aurangabad.

Day 4:

Early Morning (07.00am) Proceed to Ghruneshwar Temple (Aurangabad to Ghrishneshwar 30 km 01 Hrs.) - Grishneshwar is one of the ancient pilgrim destinations with all the purities and calmness of an Indian village. The religiously important Grishneshwar village is located in the close vicinities of Ellora and Daulatabad near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Grishneshwar is the abode of one of the holy 12 Jyotirlingas, holiest and ancient Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple. Grishneshwar is also known as Kusumeswar, Ghushmeswara, or Grushmeswara, all of the names are related legendary stories of the origin of Grishneshwar. The village offers unpolluted environment for a rejuvenating stay for spiritual enlightenment. The village offers serene atmosphere for empowering the mind through the visit of holiest Jyotirlinga. The present village offers many accommodation facilities to the enthusiastic pilgrims for a hassle free temple visit. The village was once ruled by renowned Ahalyabai Holkar, who ruled Indore during 1765 to 1795. She had built the Grishneshwar temple along with the reconstruction of Vishnu Pada temple at Gaya and Kashi Vishwanatha temple at Varanasi. After Ghrishneshwar Darshan (10.00 am) Proceed to Aundha Nagnath (Aurangabad to Aundha Nagnath 250 km 04 Hrs.) after Aundha Nagnath Darshan Proceed to Parbhani (Aundha Nagnath to Parbhani 50 km 01 ½ Hrs.) & over night stay @ Parbhani.

Day 5:

Early morning (06.00 am) Proceed to Parli Vaijnath (Parbhani to Parli Vaijnath 70 km 02 Hrs.)- Parali vaijanath is situated in Beed District. Swayambhu & Jagrit Sthan of Lord Sri Vaijnath, one of the twelve places of Jyotirling in India. Sri Ahilyabai Holker renovated this temple. An imposing & majestic temple on a hill. As one enters the premises of the temple spacious stone steps and lofty Mahadwar attracts one's attention. Here Sabhamandap & Garbhagriha are at the same level, which is rarely found in any Shiv mandir. Famous business centre. Thermal power station After Parali Vaijnath Darshan (01.00 pm) Proceed to Pune (Parali Vaijnath to Pune 360 Km 07 Hrs.) Drop @ Pune Railway Station/ Airport & Tour End.