Bhimashankar Jyotirling Temple

12 Jyotirlinga Tour Packages: Bhimashankar Jyotirling Temple


Bhimashankar in Maharashtra is an ancient shrine, enshrining Bhimashankara one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. Bhimashankar is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune. It is located 125 km away from Pune in the ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima.

Legends


Launch on a sacred journey with Shivshankar Tirth Yatra's exclusive Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple Darshan Tour Packages. The ancient legend of Bhimashankar unveiled a tale from the Tretayug when a demon named Tripurasura performed intense penance in the jungle of Bhimashankar to please Lord Shiva and obtain the gift of immortality.

Impressed by Tripurasura's unwavering devotion, Lord Shiva, known for his benevolence towards his devotees, granted him immortality, but with a condition. The condition was that Tripurasura must use his powers for the welfare of the people, failing which he would face severe consequences.

As time passed, Tripurasura forgot the condition imposed upon him and began tormenting people and deities. Chaos ensued, and all the gods sought refuge with Lord Shiva, seeking a solution to this menace.

To end Tripurasura's tyranny, Lord Shiva sought the assistance of Goddess Parvati, also known as Kamalaja Mata. Together, they assumed a new form known as "Ardha-Narya-Nateshwar" and vanquished Tripurasura on Kartik Pournima, now celebrated as "Tripurari Purnima."

After Tripurasura's demise, his wives, Dakini and Shakini, approached Lord Shiva, questioning their existence without their husbands. In response, Lord Shiva blessed them with the power of immortality, similar to the boon granted to Tripurasura. Henceforth, the realm of Bhimashankar became known as "Dakinyam Bhimashankaram."

The Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is a testament to this ancient tale and holds immense significance for devotees. As you embark on the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple Darshan Tour with Shivshankar Tirth Yatra, you will have the opportunity to witness the divine presence of Lord Shiva in this sacred abode. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura, offer prayers, and seek blessings from the powerful deity.

Let Shivshankar Tirth Yatra curate a memorable journey for you, where you can delve into the mystical legends and experience the divine vibrations of the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple. Join us on this spiritual odyssey to seek blessings and find solace in the sacred embrace of Lord Shiva.

Places We Visit During Bhimashankar Jyotirling Yatra


Bhimashankar area is an excellent place to move around, enjoy scenic beauty and a visitor can also have a trekking experience in the Sahyadri range of Hills. Gupta Bhim - Gupta means hidden. It is the place of origin of river Bhima. Situated at 3 km South West from Bhimashankar Temple, Gupta Bhim is a place of river Bhima, which swirls with terrifying force over a linga that has been placed on a stone ledge. It’s a paradise for the trekkers. It is about three hour journey. However, one has to take permission from the forest department. It is said that there are 108 tirthas in Bhimashankar. The prominent ones inlude Sarvatirtha,Gyantirtha,Moksha tirtha, Papmochan tirtha, Krida Tirtha, Bhima Udgam Tirtha,Bhasha Tirtha, etc.

Moksha Kund

It is the first place to visit after having darshan at Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga and surrounding temples. The place is 500 meter away from main Bhimashankar temple. Here sage Kaushik had a long penance. Moksha means salvation. The story narrates that the ancestors of Ruchik, a disciple of sage Kaushik was bachelor and hence his forefathers couldn’t get salvation. Ruchik requested sage Kaushik to help him out. Sage Kaushik therefore created a kunda (pond with water from his kamandal (wooden water pot).To respect his penance, river Bhima emerged in the pond. Ancestors of Ruchik bathed in it and finally got salvation.

Kamalajadevi Temple

Kamalajadevi Temple has goddess Kamalaja who played a vital role in battle between Lord Shiva and Tripurasur. It is said that Lord Brahma was also used to worship Kamalajadevi with offerings of lotus flowers.

Vasuki Tal

6 km. At 4135 mtr. above sea level, this lake is extraordinary, surrounded by high mountains and offering an excellent view of the Chaukhamba peaks.

Matheran Point

It is a place 500 meter away from from Bhimashankar and from here one can see the different parts of Maharastra like Matheran, Raigarh, and Thane Hanuman tale or Krida Tirtha is a place located 2 km from main temple. It was a sports ground of Lord Shiva and Parvati.It is also a place of sage Javali. There are temples of Hanuman and his mother Anjani at this place.

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