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Location : 130-km From Nanded, Maharashtra
Special Feature: Houses One Of The Twelve Jyotirlingas
Presiding Deity: Lord Shivaa

Vaijnath is located about 130-km from Nanded. There are twelve Jyotirlingas, which are the most significant places of pilgrimage for Hindus. Among them five happen to be in Maharashtra and Vaijnath is one of them. Shiva has been worshipped in these places for centuries.

The Temple

Parli Vaijnath temple is an imposing and majestic temple situated on a hill, facing towards east having doors in south and North direction. In the entrance one can see a huge pillerless hall, which is totally made out of Sagwan wood. This temple is more famous then Kashi among the pilgrims as God Shankar is residing with Goddess Parvati. The temple was in ruins when Ahilyabai Holkar renovated the temple. The Sabhamandap and the Garbhagriha are on the same level. The famous tale of Satyawan and Sawitri is also believed to be happened here.

Fairs And Festivals

Gudhi Padwa, Vijaya Dashmi, and MahaShivaratri are the few festivals celebrated with religious fervour. Large number of pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka visit this temple on these occasions.

Other Attractions

Other nearby religious temples include Someshwar temple, Ambajogai, which has Shri Yogeshwari Devi temple.


Parli is well connected by road. State transport buses as well as private buses are available in good number to Parli. It is also connected by train on Manmad - Kachiguda (Hyderabad) route via Parbhani.


Accommodation is available in the Dharamshalas, rest houses and few budgeted hotels at Parli.

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