Bhimashankar Temple is an ancient shrine Hindu temple. This temple is present in the Sahyadri hills in Maharashtra, India. The Bhimashankar temple situates in the village of Shiradon, about 568 km northwest of Khed, close to Pune. The main deity is Lord Shiva. Bhimashankar Temple’s timings are 4:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Bhimashankar temple is also known as Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple. This temple is one of the12 jyotirlingas. You can get information about the temple timings and history On this page. So, kindly read this page to get the information about the temple.
Bhimashankar Temple History:
Lord Shiva destroyed the demon Triparasura who was cause for troubling the people. After the victory, Lord Shiva took a rest in the forest. At that time, Lord Shiva got heavy sweat from his body. The flow of sweat became a River. This River is called Bhima.
Another important demon had connected to this temple is Bhima. He was the son of the demon Kumbhakarna who was the brother of Ravan. Kumbhakarna has a heavy body, and he is an influential person.
Once Bhima asked his mother about his father Kumbhakarna, his mother said that Lord Rama killed Kumbhakarna. And also, his grandparents were killed by Ahalya, the wife of the great saint.
So, Bhima wanted to take revenge against who was the reason for his family’s death. So he started to meditate deeply on Lord Bramha.
Lord Bramha impressed his prayer and granted his wish to become invisible. After receiving the boon, Bhima started to irritate the Gods.
The Demi-Gods complained to Lord Shiva. Finally, Lord Siva blew fire on Bhima, and his body had destroys by fire.
After the victory, the saints requested Lord Shiva to stay in their place and bless them. Lord Shiva accepted their wish and stayed in Bhimashankar Temple.
Places to visit near Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple:
- Matheran is 29km from Bhimashankar
- Ahupe Waterfalls 50km from Bhimashankar
- Kamshet is 107km from Bhimashankar
- Shanivar Wada is 109 km from Bhimashankar
Bhimashankar Temple Timings:
Here are the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple Timings
Temple opening time
|5:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
|Temple closing time||
Jyotirlinga Bhimashankar Temple Pooja Timings:
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Accommodation in Temple:
- There are private rooms available near the temple and the Bhima Shankar bus stand.
- Hotel Nataraj is 9 km before Bhima Shankar Temple.
- Hotels are placed on Ghodegeon 45Km before Bhima Shankar and Manchar 65km before Bhimashankar.
How to reach Bhimashankar Temple:
Pune Airport is the nearest airport to the temple, and it is around Two and half hours to reach the temple from the airport.
Pune railway station is the nearest station.
Buses are available from Kalyan, Karjat
Bhima Shankar Mandir Contact Details:
Mobile: 9970045972(Ganesh gawande)
Temple Website: Check Here