Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir, Bhimashankar

Visit one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines at Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir, dedicated to one of the manifestations of Shiva. Located in a remote area at the source of a long river, the ancient temple dates back to around the 13th century CE, when the shrine was first mentioned in literature. Admire the artistry of the towering shikhara, built by influential statesman Nana Phadnavis during the 18th century. Learn about the story behind the Jyotirlinga shrines--each said to mark a site where Shiva appeared as a column of light--and explore the pleasant wilderness that surrounds the temple, now home to a nature reserve with hiking trails and bird-watching opportunities. For Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir and beyond, use our Bhimashankar trip planning app to get the most from your Bhimashankar vacation.
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  • Nice and calm place go early to avoid queue, not much commercialised commercilaedĺ like other famous temple. Vendors out there are helpful and polite, carry your own offering like milk , honey etc for...  more »
  • We had been to this temple with elderly people in March 2019.We are thankful to the god to visit at the age of 70.After reaching this place you have to walk down to reach the temple through steps.Step...  more »
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  • Fantastic place, you can see the nature's beauty. Google map is having issue as there is network problem. So we lost in the way. Locals are very helpful. They helped us to find the correct way.
  • It was such a peaceful place and I was mesmerized by the Bhimashankar Abhayaranya while reaching the temple... Truly felt like reaching Lord Shiva's abode on hill top...its a holy pilgrimage spot where Divinity meets serenity.... Want to visit again!
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