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Holy Jyotirlinga

The temple of Bhimshankar has been there from the 18th century. The temple has one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India. The temple is the good place for trekkers, bird watchers and photographers. The temple was built by Nana Fadnis. The architecture of the temple depicts the Indo Aryan and the Nagra style of designs.

The twelve Jyotrilinga shrines which are popularly known as the Dwadasa Jyotirlingas. These shrines are considered to be very holy for the Hindus. The 12 Jyotrilingas are spread in different parts of India. The northernmost linga is at Kedarnath and the southernmost is at Rameswaram.

There is a shrine to Kamalaja near the Bhimashankara temple. Kamalaja is an incarnation of Parvati, who aided Shiva in his battle against Tripuraasura. Kamalaja was worshipped with offerings of lotus flowers by Brahma. Shaakini and Daakini the Shivaganas who helped Shiva in the battle against the demon are also honored and worshipped here.

The Mokshakund thirtha is located behind the Bhimashankara temple, and it is associated with the rishi Kaushika. There are also the Sarvathirtha, the Kusharanya thirtha where the Bhima river begins to flow eastward, and the Jyanakund.

Sahyadri Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sahyadri Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the state of Maharashtra. This Sanctuary houses the Jumbo size Indian Squirrel and many other animals and birds.

The sanctuary is spread over an area of 120 sq km on the Western Ghats in the Sahyadri Ranges. The area receives heavy monsoon rainfall. It is a very popular weekend getaway from nearby cities.

The valley is a fantastic combination of shrubs, magical herbs and plants of different varieties. The Sahyadri Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a height of 2100 to 3800 feet.



More info on the city

Bhimashankar is an ancient shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva.Bhimashankar is 128 kms. away from Pune. The route to Bhimashankar is via Manchar.Far away from the tumult of the urban life, peeping through the white fleecy clouds, Bhimashankar, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, can certainly be termed as a Pilgrim Paradise.

Hotels near Bhimashankar

Blue Mormon Nature Club And Resort

Blue Mormon Nature Club & Resort located near Bhimashanker, Pune Maharashtra - India providing accommodation in Individual Cottages and Bungalows.

Best Price: Rs.1300 per day

Enjoy Point Resort

Enjoy Point Resort

Best Price: Rs.0 per day

Natraj Holiday Resort

Nataraj Holidays and Resort, Perched on a mountain and wildlife in pristine surroundings at a distance of 7 kms from Bhimashankar Temple. located near Bhimashankar, Pune Maharashtra India

Best Price: Rs.0 per day



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