Bhimashankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Temple located around 3500 feets above sea level in Bhorgiri village near Pune in Maharashtra. This place attracts hikers, mountain climbers, pilgrims, photographers, and tourists due to its ideal position and breathtaking landscape, which includes rolling hills and lush rainforests. The temple is situalted by the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its lush flora and as the habitat of the Indian Giant.
Shivrati is one of the big festivals here with humongous participation from the devotees. During this time there is a numerous pilgrims and the followers gather here which brightens up the temple. The best time to visit Bhimashankar Jyotilingas between August and February.
- Bhimashankar Temple
- Hanuman Lake
- Sakshi Vinayak
- Bombay Point
- Gupt Bhimashankar
- Sahyadri Wildlife Sanctuary
The temple is built in 18 th century by Nana Fadnavis endowed with Nagara style of architecture. Vishwakarma sculptors was instrumental for the temple structure. It beliefs that in the 13th century Bhatirao Lakhadhara a woodcutter discovered the Jyotirlinga when his axe hit the tree the ground was started bleeding. The the people those who lived in that villagers gathered there and offered milk to the tree in order to stop the bleeding from the tree. Later they have built a small temple at the site and named it the temple of Bhimashankar. The ideal create for both nature lovers and spiritual believers the swayambhu linga, or linga that manifested on its own, is said to have served as the base for the old shrine. The linga is precisely in the middle of the floor in the temple’s sanctuary.
How to reach Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga
Airport: Pune Airport is the nearest airport which is 125 km away from the temple.
Train: Pune Railway Station. which is located at a distance of 111 Km away from the temple.
from there you can take bus, book a taxi or can choose to drive on your own