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.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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  • One of the 12 jyothirlingas. There is a Special Darshan queue to use if the crowd is more. However this queue merges with the general queue quite early. There is a very beautiful Vishnu statue enroute...  more »
  • One of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temple. The temple is about 50 Kms from the main rail head Parbhani. Very age old and beautiful temple. The complex remains crowded. it is suggested that the darshan may be t...  more »
  • This Linga is below the temple .You have to get down two steps and you find the Linga there ,The space is crammed if there are too many people then is could be quite difficult There are Policewoman re...  more »
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  • Very nice this mandir place compound construct the artificial pond by using stone. this temple was created one big ston though. In our country 12 joytirling present this temple is one of the joytirling no.8
  • Aundha Nagnath (Nageshwaram) 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 byAurangzeb. 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. The 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.
  • Rich in architecture... Underground Shiva linga... Poor Devastan cottage service... Very rude people were serving here as receptionists.... I have been there in midnight in cold whether, But these receptionists saying to stay in outside hotels and talked to me in rude manner.....
  • One of the old Jyotirlinga. Aundha Naganath is very old temple. It is Eloquently crafted design makes you wonder how they built in an era when technology wasn't available. Temple premises is unhygienic and not maintained properly, very sad to see this state of Jyotirlinga. roads connecting to the temple are in worst condition.
  • Very good holy place of jyotirling. No rush, very much satisfied. Polite pujaris. Bus stand is in front of Mandir.

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