BHIMASHANKAR TEMPLE

Timings of the Temple:

The temple is open from 4:30 am to 8:30 pm. Morning Aarti Time is 4:45 am and Evening Aarti Time is 7:30 pm.

 

Architectural Style: Nagara

Sanctum: Lord Shiva

Date Built: 18th century

 

Address: Maharashtra State Highway 112, Bhimashankar, Maharashtra 410509

Contact No: 094037 26339

Email Id: ganesh@himashankar.in

Website: http://bhimashankar.in

How to Reach:

  • By Air: Nearest Airport: New Pune International Airport - 41 kms from Bhimashankar.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is the Karjat station which is located at a distance of around 168 Km. The station is connected to many cities via direct and indirect trains.
  • By Road: There are various bus and taxi services operating between Bhimashankar and nearby cities.

 

Top Attractions to Visit Near the Temple:

  • Shani Shingnapur Temple: Shani Shingnapur, 160 kilometers from Pune, marks an important place in Maharashtra's pilgrimage. In the temple, God Shani is worshiped in form of unique looking black stone is his swayambhu form; standing tall on an open platform. A ‘trishul’ as well the statue of ‘Nandi’ (bull) further flanks the main idol of Shani. Two small images, one of Shiva and the other of Hanuman, complete the tableau.
  • Grishneshwar Temple Verul: One of the incredible India's great 12th ‘jyotirlinga, Grishneshwar is an ancient temple, sacred to Lord Shiva. Ghrushneshwar temple is the last among India's revered Dwadash (twelve) Jyotirlinga shrines of the Hindu. Built somewhere in the 18th century.
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple: Shri Satchidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj, affectionately known as ‘Saibaba’, Shirdi is a popular attraction in the pilgrimage circuit tour of Maharashtra. Hardly 83 kilometers from the city of Ahmednagar, has Shirdi drawn people from all walks of life, who believe that their requests will be granted by the saint.

 

About the Temple:

Bhimashankar is an ancient shrine situated in the Sahyadri hills in the state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous Jyotirlinga, amongst the twelve jyotirlingas situated all over India. Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna River near Raichur. The other Jyotirlinga shrines in Maharashtra are Trimbakeshwara near Nashik and Grishneshwar near Aurangabad.


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