Jyotirlinga shrine, in Aurangabad Maharashtra, is located near
the rock-cut temples of Ellora.
Jyotirlinga is situated at Devagiri near Ellora. This Jyotirlinga
of Lord Shiva is known by many names here like Kusumeswarar, Ghushmeswara,
Grushmeswara, and Grishneswara.
lived a devout Brahmin & his wife. He was a great devotee of Lord
Shiva. Unfortunately he was not blessed with a son. At the advice
of his family, he got married to Kusuma, in order to give him a
son. Kusuma was an even greater devotee of Lord Shiva. Everyday
she would make one Shiva Linga, worship it and then immerse it in
the temple tank. Soon she was blessed with boy baby. The first wife
was very jealousy & ill-treated Kusuma. Putting all her faith in
the Lord, Kusuma accepted all the sufferings humbly. When the boy
grew older, they planned his wedding. The first wife took an opportunity
and killed the boy. Kusuma was deeply mournful, yet did not stop
her daily worship of Lord Shiva. She continued to make the Lingam,
worshipped & immersed it in the tank. To the surprise of one and
all, her son rose out of the water one day, coming back to life.
This Jyotirlinga is supposed to exist in two places, one at Devagiri
near Ellora & the other at the Kailasa temple at Ellora.