Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is the 6th Jyotirling in the series of Dwadasha Jyotirlingas. The holy place is exceptionally old and encompassed by a picturesque nature with green woods. The place is completely encompassed by thick woods which are additionally considered as the natural life haven by Indian Government. This hillside locale is known as Sahyadri and arranged at a separation of 125Kms from Pune. This wood is additionally called Khed. The holy place is situated at Dakini slope (Shikharam). Nana Padnis of Peshwa kingdom has enhanced this place, all things considered, and fabricated the lovely sanctuary.
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple history
Similarly as with most sanctuaries, there are a lot of legends related with this one as well. While some talk about Lord Shiva vanquishing the asura Tripura here, there are others which discuss the devil Bhima. It is said that Bhima was the child of Kumbhakarna, the sibling of Ravana. Bhima was raised in the midst of these mountains by his mom, who kept her child oblivious of his heredity. At the point when Bhima finally learnt of his dad’s demise because of Rama, he was devoured by contempt for Lord Vishnu, and tried to slaughter the Lord. He appealed to Brahma and acquired aids which made him powerful; and wreaked destruction on earth and paradise alike. Finally, divine beings and mortals asked Lord Shiva for help, who crushed the devil after a long and laborious fight. Bhima apologized for his activities as he drew his final gasp, and Shiva favored him by remaining on at this place, and joining the devil’s name to His. It is likewise said that the sweat of the Lord streamed as a waterway, and along these lines, the waterway Bhima was conceived.
Design of Temple
The Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga holy place is bulit in the Nagara style of engineering. It demonstrates the Excellency of the abilities. It is a humble yet effortless holy place and it goes back to thirteenth century and the sabha mandap created in eighteenth century by Nana Phadnavis a Peshwa in Maratha history. The shikhara was worked by Nana Phadnavis. The colossal Maratha ruler Shivaji is said to have made enrichments to this holy place to encourage adore administrations. Similarly as with other Shiva sanctuaries here, the sanctum is at a lower level.
How to reach Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple
Closest Airport is Pune
Closest Railway station is Pune
Just transport is accessible to Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga from Pune. Focal transport stand is closer to railroad station. Transports to Bhimshankar are keeping running from Shivaji Nagar transport remains in Pune. This Bus stand is around 2Kms from Central transport stand. City transports are accessible to achieve Shivaji Nagar transport stand. Auto richshaw office is likewise accessible. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is 125Kms from Pune through Manchar. Manchar is 57Kms from Pune on National Highway 50. The principal transport begins at 5.15am from Pune to Bhimashankar.