Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir, Bhimashankar

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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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  • First, the darshan at Bhimashankar ( Ardhnareshwar) was really very peaceful. We were at the temple around 8 am, our Panditji gave us almost 15-20 min to perform Rudrabhishek. The Abhishekam is upto.....  more
    First, the darshan at Bhimashankar ( Ardhnareshwar) was really very peaceful. We were at the temple around 8 am, our Panditji gave us almost 15-20 min to perform Rudrabhishek. The Abhishekam is upto.....  more »
  • Good experience...230steps down..But no hassles .Tho office didnot open in morning hence no guidance . Ancient temple. Maintenace need improvement . MTDC hotel was spacious & very cheap..tho... 
    Good experience...230steps down..But no hassles .Tho office didnot open in morning hence no guidance . Ancient temple. Maintenace need improvement . MTDC hotel was spacious & very cheap..tho...  more »
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  • Went early morning at 5 am from squirrel resort. Once you reach near temple climate gets foogy. Private vehicles are not allowed to go near temple. You to have to park vehicle almost 2 km before temple. ST buses and local vehicles are made available to reach temple. While going we walked 2 km to reach temple.
  • One of the most beautiful temples i visited. Very peace and calm . The temple is very ancient . Usually less crowded on weekdays. Priest are nice and help you with puja . Awesome place to travel on weekend and drive to the temple is very scenic and beautiful.

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