Parli Vaijnath is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, dedicated to Lord Shiva. it is located in Parli village. Parali is an ancient village located near three rivers, Brahma, Venu, and Saraswati, because of the presence of one of the twelve JyotirLingas of Shankara, it has become famous. This village also known as Kantipur, Madhyarekha Vaijayanti or Jayanti. It is 26 kilometers from Ambejogai in the Beed district. Parli Vaijnath situated in Beed District, Maharashtra State, India.
The significance of this temple is that here God Shankar is residing with Goddess Parvati, so for pilgrims importance of this place is more than Kashi. The famous tale of Satyawan and Sawitri is also believed to have happened here.
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 pillarless hall, which is totally made out of Sagwan wood. The entrance of the temple leads to a court hall and an inner sanctum. From the court hall, devotees can view the Shiva Lingam. The temple was in ruins when Ahilyabai Holkar renovated the temple.
Festivals in Parli Vaijnath Temple
Gudhi Padwa, Vijaya Dashmi, and Maha Shivaratri are the few festivals celebrate with religious fervor.