Bhimshankar

Bhimshankar temple is situated in Ambegaon taluka , District - Pune on the Sahayadri, by the banks of the river Bhima. It is from here that the Bhima River flows. It is believed that Lord Shiva was pleased by the devotion of a king named Bhimak of the sun Dynasty and is called the Jyotirlinga in the place. But according to the Shiv Purana the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is situated on the Mountain Brahmapur, district Kamrup of Assam. Lord Shiva had incarnated so that he could destroy the demons and protect his devotees and for the welfare of one and all.. This temple built in the Nagara style is surrounded by the thick forest of the Bhimashankar Wild Life Sanctuary.
 

The temple located inside the main complex, with the Lingam situated at the top. Also found inside the temple are gorgeous carvings.

How to reach ?

By Road : Bombay- Bhimashankar approx. 265 km via Pune.

By Rail :Nearest  rail station is Pune.

By Air :  Nearest airport is Pune 95km


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