Bhimashankar Temple Jyotirlinga is arranged in the ghat locale of the Sahyadri slopes in the town of Bhavagiri, 50-km north west of Khed, close Pune in Maharashtra. Bhima Shankar Temple lies on the banks of the stream Bhima. Bhimashankar is likewise the wellspring of the waterway Bhima, which streams southeast and converges with the Krishna River close Raichur. The other Jyotirlinga places of worship in Maharashtra are Tryambakeshwar and Grishneshwar. It might be noticed that as indicated by the Shiv Purana the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is arranged on the Mountain Brahmapur in locale Kamrup, Assam.
Legend behind Bhimashankar Temple
As indicated by the legends, once an evil presence called Bhima lived with his mother Karkati in the thick timberlands of Dakini, on the grandiose scopes of the Sahaydris. It is said that Bhima was cruel to the point that each one was terrified of him. In any case, what tormented Bhima was his interest with respect to his own reality. One day, Bhima encouraged his mom to disclose to him who his dad was and why had he relinquished them in the wild of the backwoods. His mother uncovered that he was the child of Kumbhakarna, the more youthful sibling of the strong King Ravana - the King of Lanka. Bhima's mom Kartaki additionally revealed to him that Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Lord Rama destroyed Kumbhakarna. This chafed Bhima and he pledged to retaliate for Lord Vishnu.
Bhima performed serious retribution to please Lord Brahma. The sympathetic maker was satisfied by the committed aficionado and allowed him massive ability. With so much power, Bhima started to cause destruction in the three universes. He vanquished King Indra and vanquished the sky. He additionally crushed a staunch follower of Lord Shiva - Kamrupeshwar and place him in the prisons. This irritated the Gods and they alongside Lord Brahma entreated Lord Shiva to desire their save to which Lord Shiva concurred.
Dictator Bhima solicited Kamrupeshwar to venerate him rather than Lord Shiva. At the point when Kamrupeshwar refused, Bhima raised his sword to strike the Shiva Linga. Be that as it may, when he raised his sword, Lord Shiva showed up before him in full eminence. At that point the appalling war started. Sacred sage Narad showed up and asked for Lord Shiva to put a conclusion to this war. It was then that Lord Shiva decreased the insidious evil spirit to fiery remains and along these lines closed the adventure of oppression. Every one of the Gods and the heavenly sages exhibit there asked for Lord Shiva to make this place his homestead. Ruler Shiva in this way showed himself as the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga. It is trusted that the sweat that poured forward from Lord Shiva's body after the fight shaped the Bhimarathi River.
Structure of Bhimashankara Temple
Bhimashankara Temple is arranged in beautiful extraordinary end of the Sahayadri Ranges and gives an awesome perspective of the fortresses, the waterways and the slope stations around. The thick woodlands encompassing the high ranges likewise play a home to the uncommon types of widely varied vegetation.
Bhimashakara Temple goes back to mid eighteenth century and is a composite of old and the new structures and is worked in the Nagara style of design. The shikhara of the sanctuary was worked by Nana Phadnavis. Shivaji - the immense Maratha ruler is said to have encouraged the completing of love administrations. Similarly as with other Shiva sanctuaries around there, the sanctum is at a lower level. The best time to visit the Bhimashankar Temple is said to be Maha Shivaratri as the sanctuary arranges amazing celebrations on the event.