Anva temple is located about 10 km from Golegaon. This is the small village near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. It is famous for Lord Shiva and the temple has the history dating back to the 12th century. Anva temple consists of an open hall and also a sanctuary with many pillars well decorated. It is located on the road which leads to Ajanta Caves from Aurangabad. The village in which the temple is located became very famous because of Anva temple as many people started visiting the temple every day. Moreover the beautifully carved sculptures and well decorated pillars have attracted many tourists coming from many other places.
Anva temple also holds the images of Lord Ganesh, Lord Vishnu and many other divinities worshiped by people. There are many state buses functioning to allow people to visit the temple. There is also a flexibility of using private vehicles and taxis which is the best and a comfortable transportation mode. The best time to visit Anva temple is between the months of October and February.
How to Reach Aurangabad
Aurangabad airport is the closest.
Aurangabad Junction is the nearest.
Aurangabad has a good connectivity of roads.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.