Aundha Nagnath Temple, Hingoli

Aundha Nagnath Temple is an ancient Shiva temple, considered to be one of the Jyotirlinga, located at Aundha Nagnath in Hingoli district of Maharashtra, India..HistoryAundha Nagnath is supposed to be the eighth of the twelve jyotirlingas in India, an important place of pilgrimage. The present temple is said to have been built by the Seuna (Yadava) dynasty and dates to 13th century. The first temple is said to be from time of the Mahabharata and is believed to have been constructed by Yudhishthira, eldest of the Pandavas, when they were expelled for 14 years from Hastinapur. It has been stated that this temple building was of seven-storyed before it was sacked by Aurangzeb.Today, however, the Sanctum Sanctorum, which is located below the ground level accessed by two deep steps is infested by Pandits. The narrow chamber offers little space for the devotees to worship, added to which constant pestering by rude pandits for favors allow little space or peace of mind for offering ones personal prayers.StructureThe temple covers an area of 669.60 sq mt (7200 sq ft) and height of 18.29 m (60 ft) The total area in which temple campus is spread is about 60,000 sq. ft. Apart from the religious significance, the temple itself is worth seeing for its unbelievably beautiful carvings. The base of the present temple is in Hemadpanti architecture although its upper portion was repaired during later period and is in the style which was prevalent during the Peshwa's regime.
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  • 12 jyotirlinga madhil ek. It nice to visit this temple god shankar Very god temple Very good garden plz visit  more »
  • This temple is another Jyotirlinga in the state. When you are reaching this place from Aurangabad, the road till Jalna is very good, but after crossing Jalna, the road was pathetic. It actually slowed...  more »
  • One of the Five jyothirlingas in Maharashtra , very old and hallowed temple , lots of pilgrims , abishekam to the Lord can be performed by devotees till 3 or 4 p.m Lord is manifested in a cavity below...  more »
  • Historical place. Very much devotional. Clan and green with Old temples. Garden is beautiful.
  • Aundha Navnath is Tenth jotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Lakhs of devoty visited this temple, this is a Holy temple of Hindu community. It is a story of Mahabharata, that punch Pandav established this temple.
  • During the moghuls period the main temple is covered beneath a floor so that during their invasion main deity is un touched and not harmed. One has to crawl down 10-12 steps to take Lord shivling darshan. Very interesting place and must visit. I have been there twice.
  • Beautiful Temple, Historic but not clean and Pujari are Rude.
  • Temple is very beutifull and gorgeous but the priests is not speak well to bhakts

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