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Aundha Nagnath Temple, Hingoli
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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.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 present temple is Hemadpanti architecture. Large number of pilgrims visit this temple on Maha Shivaratri and Vijayadashami.NarrativesThe temple is also closely associated with lives of Namdev, Visoba Khechara and Jñāneśvar, the sants revered by the Varkari sect of Hinduism.
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  • Aundha Nagnath Temple is about 50 KM from Parbhani and is one of the Jyotirling, the Ling is below ground level and one has to crawl to get into the place and take darshan 
  • We started from Aurangabad early morning at 6.45am as we had to cover Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga and Parli Vaijnath Jyotirlinga on the same day. We reached Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga at 11.30 pm .It w...  more »
  • Aundha is one of the 12 jyotirlings ..Temple is very clean, no queue, no hoarding by priests or beggars. Lord Shiva in a cave in the ground.. Has to descend and ascend carefully one at a time..U can o...  more »
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  • Nice place for Lord Shiva devotees.. ancient sculpture & construction is main attraction. not much rush in odd days. Roads are not that good around 40 km to reach there.
  • It is said that the temple was bulit by the Yadavas of the Devagiri around 13th century. The first temple is said to be from the time of Mahabharata and is believed to have been constructed by Yudhishthira, eldest of Pandava, when they were expelled for 14 years from Hastinapur. 
  • One of the twelve Jotirlingas,A temple devoted to lord Mahesh. Situated in a small village of Marathwada region of maharashtra.Temple complex with exquisite carvings and sculptures,partially destroyed and damaged by the Mughals
  • Aundha Nagnath Tour from Pune Distance from Pune: 433Km Attractions: Jyotirlingas temple, spiritual, shivling. I got nice experience from Kesarinandan Travels.
  • Bhagwan Bholenath Gufa me virajman hai

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