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Bhimashankar Temple

Maharashtra, Pune

Situated in the Sahyadri hills, Maharashtra, Bhimashankar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. The temple dates back to 13th century.


According to the legends, Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu once had an argument regarding their supremacy. Lord Shiva pierced the three worlds with a huge endless pillar of light, the jyotirlinga, to test Brahma and Vishnu. Shiva asked Brahma and Vishnu to find the end of the Jyotirlinga to prove their supremacy. Both went to find the end of the Jyotirlinga. Eventually, Brahma lied that he had found out the end, while Vishnu conceded his defeat. When ...View more


The architecture of Bhimashankar temple is in Nagara style. Style of architecture is an excellent example of skills developed by ancient Vishwakarma sculptors.One of the bells, won by peshvas from Portuguese, can also be seen here.

Darsan Info

Timings : Temple timings : 4.30 AM to 8.00 PM
Abhishek Timings Differ on Mondays and special days.

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Darsan Dresscode

No dresscode but avoid revealing dresses.


Although, Bhimashankar has a close proximity to Pune, the culture here relates more with traditions of Shaivism. Meditation, is a common practice for the devotees. Overall, the culture is a magnificient amalgamation of Shaivaite traditions with the Maratha culture. Maharashtra has a long tradition of regional deities like khandoba, bhimashankar, etc. Hindu gods take a regional form and traits in Marathi culture and it is exemplified in the local shrine

Location and Contact

Shivtirtha, Shri Kshetra Bhimashankar Via-Dimbhe colony, Dist Pune, Maharashtra - 410509

(+91) 9403726339, (+91) 9405162974

If not by private vehicles, various State Transport buses ply from different areas of Pune & Mumbai. These buses are available for a modest charge at regular intervals.

Additional Info

  1. Hotel Nisarg Point: (+91) 94055 92026, (+91) 94055 92026
    Ratwa Resort: (+91) 98502 48880, (+91) 98502 48880
    Hotel Shivamrut: (+91) 94058 28546, (+91) 94058 28546
  2. ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Dena Bank Atm
  3. Yes

Temple Rituals

Abhishek, Rudrabhishek, Mahapuja, MahaNaivedya, Laghurudra-Mahanaivedya, Brhaman Bhojan.

Regular Offerings

Prasadam, Flowers (Especially a wild flower found in the area)

Special Rituals

All temple rituals can be booked by devotees, to be performed throughout the year or on auspicious days / periods.

Famous Festival

February - Mahashivratri
August - Shravan Mass

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