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Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple in Pune - Maharashtra


About Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple:


Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is one among the 12 popular Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva in India as mentioned in the Shiva Purana.

Bhimashankar Temple is located just 49.5 km northwest of Khed, 110 km from Pune district and 214 km from Mumbai city in the Maharashtra state of India.

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple

Bhimashankar in Maharashtra

Bhimashankar Temple Attractions:


The temple is surrounded by the western Ghats or Sahyadri mountain ranges. Bhimashankar can be considered, a pilgrim paradise during winter and monsoon season.

Bhimashankar Abhayaranya Route map

Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary reserve forest is also one of the best place in Maharashtra for mountain trekkers, nature travelers and wild bird watchers.

The dense forest surrounding the Bhimashankar temple is home for very rare species of flora and fauna.

Bhima River:


The Bhima River, which is a major river in South India, originates near Bhimashankar temple.There is a sign board which takes you to the birthplace of Bhima River on footpath way to the Bhimashankar temple.

Bhimashankar Bhima River Birth Place

The river flows through three states Maharashtra, Karnataka, and newly formed Telangana states, before merging in the Krishna River covering 535 miles near Raichur, Karnataka.

Bhimashankar Temple Pune

Another name for Bhima River is Chandrabhaga River.

Bhima River Starting Point at Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar Temple Pune

Nearby Temple in Bhimashankar:


Nearby temples surrounding Lord Shiva temple in Bhimashankar are

1. Dattatreya Temple
2. Sri Ram Temple
3. Goddess Kamalaja Mata Temple

Kamalja Devi Temple at Bhimashankar

Sri Ram Mandir at Bhimashankar

Other Jyotirlinga Temples in Maharashtra:


1. Parli Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple in Beed District
2. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Nashik District
3. Grushneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Aurangabad District

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple

Aundha Nagnath Nageshwar Temple located in Hingoli District is considered the eighth Jyotirlinga of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India, which is conflicting with the Nageshvara temple near Dwaraka in Gujarat State.

Koneru at Bhimashankar Temple

How to Reach Bhimashankar Temple:


By Road:

Tourists can easily reach Bhimashankar temple from Pune city via Manchar and complete their itinerary in one day. From Mumbai city, direct Maharashtra State Transport buses are available from Kalyan and Kurla Nehrunagar.

Bhimashankar Koneru


By Air:

Pune Airport at Lohegaon is the nearest Airport to reach Bhimashankar temple at a distance of roughly 110 km. Mumbai Airport is at a distance of 221 km and Aurangabad Airport is at a distance of 277 km from Bhimashankar.

By Train:

Pune is the nearest Railway Station at a distance of 110 km via NH 50 and MH SH 54. Khandala Railway Station is at a distance of 128 km and Lonavala Railway Station is at a distance of 125 km from Bhimashankar.

Lord Shiva at Bhimashankar

Food and Accommodation Facility at Bhimashankar:


Pilgrims can get private room accommodation facility and good food at local hotels near bus stand and at temple surroundings. For more information and for contact details please visit the website: bhimashankar.in

Nearby Attractions:


1. Manchar Ashtavinayak Temples

Nandi at Bhimashankar


Another best tourist place to visit after going to Bhimashankar Temple is Shirdi Saibaba Temple, which is at a distance of 180 km via MH SH 112 and NH 50.

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Bhimashankar Temple Map:



1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the very beautiful post on Bhimashankar jyotilinga temple, Shiv temples in Pune . It is one of the 12 shiv lingas in India, which are famous among devotees.

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