Bhimashankar Temple, Pune

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Bhimashankar Temple, Pune - Address, Phone Number

Address: Bhimashankar temple, Khed, District Pune, Maharashtra 410509

Phone: +91-9403726339

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 04:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

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One of the twelve major Jyotir linga sites in India, Bhimashankar Mandir is an ancient shrine in the Sahyadri Mountains. It is also the origin place of river Bhima that flows southeast and merges with River Krishna.

The journey to this absolutely blissful temple is full of adventures, surprises and unexpected treasures.

A legend of Lord Shiva slaying the tyrant Bhima is narrated by the locals. It is said that Lord Shiva made this place his abode after it at the request of the sages who resided in this area.

Bhimashankara temple has been built in the Nagara style of architecture. Mention of this temple in literature dates back to the 13th century. The current temple is believed to be developed in the 18th century. Chhatrapati Shivaji and later Nana Phadvanis renovated this temple and added wings to it.

Detailed Buddhist style of carvings found in these mountains makes your trip even fascinating. Bhimashankar has gained tremendous importance in the last few years and is a significant wild life belt in Maharashtra.

A blend of natural beauty and spiritual calmness, Bhimashankar is a traveller’s paradise. The place is terrifyingly beautiful and a favourite of compulsive trekkers.

Bhimashankar Temple Information

  • Avoid travelling at night.
  • Keep the sanctity of the temple intact.
  • Do not litter the area.
  • Do not consume intoxicating substances in the temple premises.
  • Prefer wearing traditional clothes
  • There are a lot of trekkers spots nearby that you could visit.
  • Bhimashankar is 125 kms from central Pune and 50 kms from the town of Khed.
  • Please check the official website for aarti timings.

How To reach Bhimashankar Temple by Public Transport

  • Maharashtra State transport buses.
  • Bhimashankar Bus Station

Restaurants Near Bhimashankar Temple

  • Local restaurants and stalls

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  • Awesome place & temple of lord Shiva. Full one day trip. Very big queue not easy to reach temple. Parking is very limited.park the car on main road. Not near any hotel. Food service is there.

  • The journey was very good and scenic. Many beautiful villages on the way. Road conditions are not so good. However after reaching the temple, Lord Shiva's presence makes everything easier. Jai Bhole !!

  • Awesome temple of lord Shiva. You will definitely feel refreshed once you visit the temple. It is a very old temple of lord Shiva. Place is very awesome for a 1 day trip.

  • Holy place at it's best with the beauty of nature which is not so well preserved but still is there.

  • Temple of God Shiva. Very old temple surrounded by lots of greenery which even become more beautiful during rainy season.

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