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Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple in Pune - Maharashtra


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 Temple Info:


Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Locale Bhimashankar
District Pune
State Maharashtra
Pincode 410509
Festivals Mahashivratri

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

Places to Visit near 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
  4. Aundha Nagnath Nageshwar Temple
Aundha Nagnath Nageshwar Temple is located in Hingoli District. It is considered as the eighth Jyotirlinga temple of the famous Twelve Jyotirlingas in India.

But, some consider Nageshvara Temple near Dwaraka in Gujarat State as the eighth Jyotirlinga temple.

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple
Koneru at Bhimashankar Temple

Bhimashankar Temple Dress Code:


There is no specific dress code in the Bhimashankar Temple. But it is better to wear a traditional dress during a visit to the Jyotirlinga 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:


Pilgrims can get private room accommodation facility and good food at local Bhimashankar 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
  2. Alandi Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir
  3. Prati Balaji Temple at Narayanpur village
  4. Baneshwar Mahadev Temple
Nandi at Bhimashankar

Another best tourist place to visit Bhimashankar Temple darshan is Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir of Shirdi.

Distance between Shirdi to Bhimashankar temple is around 180 km via MH SH 112 and NH 50.

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Bhimashankar Temple Route 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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