Bhimashankar Temple Jyotirling Pune is located in Bhorgiri village on the Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra. It is 106 km away from Pune and 200 km away from Mumbai. This temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Hinduism. The name Bhimashankar is believed to have originated from the word Bhima which originated because of the battle between the demon Bhima and Lord Shiva. The Bhimashankar temple is a mixture of new and old structures in the Nagra style. This temple was built in the 13th century. There is a belief in the Puranas that a devotee who visits this temple daily in the morning with the name of 12 Jyotirligas from the temple, sins of his seven births are removed and the paths to heaven are opened for him to reach the temple. You have to Have to climb stairs 250-300 steps.

History of Bhimashankar Temple Jyotirling Pune

The story of Bhimashankar Temple is also in Shivpurana. Ravana’s brother Kumbhakaran had a demon son. His name was Bhima. When he came to know that his father died at the hands of Lord Rama, he became anxious to kill Lord Shri Ram. He asked for a boon to remain victorious by doing harsh austerities of Brahma. After receiving the boon, the demon Bhima became arrogant. And started biting, killing people. He also defeated the gods in battle. Fearing and upset all the gods reached the shelter of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva fought and consumed these demon Bhima to liberate people and gods from the tyranny of the demon. Then God insisted Lord Shiva to stay at this place. Hence the name of this temple kept Bhimashankar.

Renovation of temple

Nana Fadnavis renovated and built the beautiful peak of this temple and a big bell in the 18th century. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji provided many facilities for the worship of this temple. While getting down and climbing from the stairs in the temple, you will find many sweets shops which are very famous here.

Bhimashankar Temple Jyotirling Pune
Bhimashankar Temple Jyotirling Pune

Temple Timing

Kakra Aarti 4:30 am
Midan aarti 3:00 pm.
Aarti 7:30 pm
Darshana time 5 am to 9:30 pm.

Tourist Place in Bhimashankar

Tourist places are Hanuman Lake, Gupta Bhimashankar, Origin of Bhima River. Hawthorn, Bombay Point, Sakshi Vinayak. Kamalja Temple, Bhimshankar Red Forest area and Wildlife Sanctuary which is full of birds, animals, flowers, plants.

How to reach Bhimashankar

By air
The nearest airport to it is the Pune Airport 110 km
By Rail
Nearest Railway Station Pune 110 km
By Road
You can easily go By your car, taxi or local transport.


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