This temple, considered as one of the 12 Jyotir Lingas is located at a distance of 11 kms from Daulatabad in Maharashtra. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva in the form of a Shiv Ling. The temple was built by Ahilyabhai Holkar who also built the Kashi Viswanath temple at Benares. According to folklore the Lord here helped a devout devotee by the name Kusuma, who used to sincerely worship the lord everyday, by restoring her son's life after he was heinously killed. Hence the lord here is also known as Ghushmeswar.
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.