About Ghushmeshwar 12th Jyotirlinga Shivalya
Shree Ghushmeshwar trust welcomes you to the holy place of the 12th Jyotirlinga. Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling is abode of Lord Shankar. Its abode is nestled in the picturesque Devgiri hills in Shiwar, District Sawai Madhopur, State of Rajasthan in India, 100kms from Jaipur-the state capital. It lies 3km from Isarda railway station by the side of kota-jaipur rail route.
The sacred shrine of Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling Mandir is belived to be thousands of years old. Millions of devotees throng the temple round the year. The congregation of devotees assumes a much colourful look during Shivratri and Month of shrawan.
Shivratri held a year in the solar calendar months of falgun (around February-March). Regarding the twelfth jyotirling of Lord Shiva many sayings are there. Many claims & declaims has been raised during past years for the location of this jyotirling.
But it is proved from the Shivpuran certifications that the original place is Shiwar (Rajasthan) and it's the only twelfth jyotirling. According to The Shivpuran (kotirudra) chapters 32 to 33 Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling must be at Shivalaya. In older times, this place was named Shivalaya, changed to shival and then to Shiwar.
सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथं च श्री शैले मल्लिकार्जुनम |
उज्जयिन्यां महाकालंओंकारं ममलेश्वरम ||
केदारं हिमवत्प्रष्ठे डाकिन्यां भीमशंकरम | वाराणस्यां च विश्वेशं त्रयम्बकं गोतमी तटे ||
वैधनाथं चितभूमौ नागेशं दारुकावने | सेतुबन्धे च रामेशं घुश्मेशं तु शिवालये ||
(शिव पुराण कोटि रूद्र संहिता 32-33)