Ghrishneshwar is an important Brahmanical religious center as it is believed to be one among the twelve jyotirlingas of the Indian sub-continent. This temple, however, is of later period, its construction is ascribed to Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore who ruled between 1765 and 1795. The temple is constructed of red basalt. Ghrishneswar is the presiding deity of the local area.

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