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About BhimaShankar Jyotirlinga
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is a place located in beautiful Sahyadri hills in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km from Khed in the Pune district. it is a major religious place.
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located 50 km from Rajguru Nagar, near Pune. It is located 127 km from Shivaji Nagar, Pune in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. It is situated at a height of around 3,250 feet, It is surrounded by hills and is covered by thick green rainforests. Legend has it that the name Bhimashankar was originated from the river Bhima. It is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows and later on merges with the Krishna river near Raichur.
In recent times Bhimashankar has gained tremendous significance since it was declared as “WILDLIFE SANCTUARY”. This sanctuary is a part of the Western Ghats, so it is rich in floral and faunal diversity. A variety of birds, animals, insects, and plants can be seen. A rare animal Malabar Giant squirrel locally called as “Shekaru” can be found in the deep woods.
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|Bhimashankar sanctuary is located in Ambegaon Pune. The area of the sanctuary approximatly 130.78 Sq. Km. It has a virgin forest in this western ghats. There is main river Krishna namely river Bhima and Ghod originates from here.|
List of 12 Jyotirlinga
- Somnath in Gir Somnath, Gujarat
- Nageshwara in Dwarka, Gujarat
- Mallikarjuna in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
- Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
- Omkareshwar in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
- Kedarnath in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
- Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- Baidyanath in Deoghar, Jharkhand
- Rameshwaram in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu
- Ghrishneshwar in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
- Trayambakeshwara in Nashik, Maharashtra
- Bhimashankar in Pune, Maharashtra
Temple of Lord Shiva, Bombay point, Nagphani point, Hanuman tank, Vanaspati point, Gupt Bhimashankar are important tourist attractions within the sanctuary area.
Mode of transport
|By Air – The nearest airport for Bhimashankar is in Pune Lohegaon Airport that is 120 km from Bhimashankar|
By Rail – 1. Pune junction to Bhimashankar is approx 125 km and from Mumbai, the train available to karjat. From Karjat take a bus to village Khandas, Khandas is at the base of Bhimashankar.
By Road – Bhimashankar is well connected to Pune and Mumbai.
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