You may wonder in Ghushmeshwar, “Gushma” is the name of a woman, who was devoted to lord Shiva. She was the second wife to a man, called Sudharma.
The story goes like this: Sudharma was married to Sudeha; years passed but they could not enjoy any children.
So Sudeha asked her husband Sudharma to marry her sister, Gushma; he agreed. Later on with Ghshma, Sudharma had a baby — the family enjoyed the moment, and happily involved in brought up.
Gushma was great Shiva bhakta, everyday she used to worship one hundred and one Shivlingas. Years passed, and she enjoyed the mode of her worship without any desire. As mind rotates among Sattva, Tamas and Rajas — her sister, Sudeha felt jealous of her; and over years, energy of jealousness kept piling up. When Gushma’s son got married, Sudeha thought to end his life.
So one day, Sudeha stabbed a knife in his chest and threw him in a pond. When his wife saw blood scattered all over in his room, she cried and fainted. On this heart piercing event, Ghusma said nothing, but worshiped lord Shiva like before; as soon as she finished her worship, her son came alive smiling out of the pond, he had no wound. Lord Shiva also appeared and told the misdeeds of her sister. And in anger, lifted His trident, and ran to kill Sudeha.
At last moment, Ghusma came in between and prayed lord Shiva not to kill her sister. Lord Shiva smiled and disappeared. Since that time, this temple is known as Gushmeshwar Jyotirling.