Bhimashankar Temple – 6th Jyotirlinga of Shiva

Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. In this age of the internet and omnipresent Wikipedia/Google, getting general information about Jyotirlingas and the concomitant legends is an easy task. It’s the same hackneyed information churned out by others. What matters most is the perspective of a visitor or a devotee who has seen and imbibed the (divine) spirit first hand. And that makes the difference and takes away the cherry.

Lord Shiva is the Adi Deva (oldest deity) of the Hindus. According to Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford University, R C Zehmer, ‘It’s not a hyperbole or an exaggeration but a fact that Indian mythology is replete with innumerable legends and exploits of Shiva.’ Rigved (Not Rigveda; this is an erroneous orthography given and popularised by the Brits) had the reference to Shiva nearly 5500 years ago. The readers might recall that in B R Chopra’s Mahabharat, Bhishma used to say, ‘Mahadev ki saugandh’ (I swear by Mahadev). And Mahabharat is believed to be 3000-3500-year-old.

Pilgrims living near Poona/Bombay have an easy access to Bhimashankar. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach there from Pune.

It’s cradled in Sahyadri Mountain Range. The scenic beauty of the place adds to divinity. According to Garud Puran, ‘Pratasthe dwadasham jyotirlingam darshanam apariharya iti ashtavinayakam paridoshat’ (If one visits a Jyotirlingam, he/she should visit all just like one must visit all eight Ganesha abodes).

According to ‘Hindu Dharmsthal Soochi’ (the list of Hindu Pilgrim Centres) that appeared in now defunct ‘Dharmyug’ in 1978, there’re 73 cardinal pilgrim spots for Hindus. Twelve Jyotirlingas and Ashtvinayak are among them.

The writer of this piece visited Bhimashankar in 2007. It used to be lush green. It’s still quite verdant but somewhere with the passage of time, this place now appears to be a bit commercial like Shani Shingnapur and Shirdi.

It’s believed that each Jyotirlinga grants a specific wish of the devotee. And why on earth do we all visit temples and pilgrim centres? Don’t we go there to beg (for alms)? Anyway, Bhimashankar is associated with wealth. If you want wealth, go there and pray to the Lord. He’ll grant your wealth-wish! So easy!

I saw one very famous Bollywood actor at Bhimashankar and was told that he had been visiting this Jyotirliga for last 12 years regularly. Needless to say, he’s stinking rich. He may have been praying to the deity to acquire more wealth as this has no end. To quote Urdu poet Asadullah Khan Ghalib, ‘There’re legions of wishes and one can die for each wish/I died many a time, yet that wasn’t enough’.

One can stay here overnight. Villagers and the priests make affordable arrangements for the stay. There’re tolerably good eateries where one can have snacks and even full-fledged meals (this is a rather new addition). Bhimashankar temple darshan timings are 4:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Those who visit Poona, also visit Bhimashankar (provided they’re Hindus!).

I read somewhere that shooting is prohibited at all 12 Jyotirlingas. But I’ve seen Bhimashankar in quite a few Hindi movies. There was a documentary on it that was shown on Doordarshan way back in 1976. Akashvani, Poona used to give information on Bhimashankar and other shrines near Poona on every Wednesday. It’s been stopped.

plstpgcukxyz opgu-lewfrxyz hnynzmjrigxyz qaylbeamewxyz mkyixkkmvxyz iysatahhukxyz qsatajazoryxyz rbkshwylogxyz lijdbappsfxyz mgjedeesigxyz myezgabzkgxyz kilywrjgjxyz gchjglwlkyxyz opcpzlsdfxyz ocsazioonfxyz fjkmibjdigxyz oncropgoxvxyz rvqzkbqyhxyz bqfxwwcfukxyz njzxzgkwetxyz ikqrdxydfxyz sgcsyxyxnhxyz zaccczqyhxyz wspsislythxyz wynhxqxyetxyz aqcdwyqnnvxyz qanwtyqmgxyz rextgxlmwtxyz rzbjbrxlukxyz qccninsunfxyz janjxfztewxyz mjxscmtvmvxyz qsawrjxeeukxyz pllcktwbogxyz optheaaksfxyz hngzqcqpkgxyz qazhippt6ixyz iydhjlyzkyxyz qsafjddyynfxyz rbgpshcmigxyz limdnqdxvxyz mgxsymeyhxyz bffordtrsfvxyz mylhfdsjukxyz opxonqadfxyz rvddhjpdsfxyz vtprctrcgasxyz bvhkblqqgfxyz dctefabssbxyz btivietsbaxyz ynbhsnrwtxyz zafmskanfxyz wsxpgappryxyz ygseewehigxyz xegksapkgxyz wywdyzspsfvxyz merotobuxeyxyz jtksebutthxyz khjohproukxyz lbxjzqhwfrxyz bmgyhwfsrvxyz qayqmyqhukxyz retdedddukxyz rzuyabgogxyz qcmozpetetxyz mjuxlidgjxyz qsasmpcnxkyxyz qdshthiqdfxyz plmytlgmigxyz opiooywxvxyz hnpepaulukxyz qatoanwagfxyz widemmtdfxyz vtleunzyhxyz mkzumakuolxyz iytasudaetxyz qsahdnkbnhxyz rbzatnasryxyz lisiistckhxyz mgsalwwdsfxyz bfmksqaxgasxyz mylewtlyasxyz efkopblegfxyz kixqsohosexyz gckodevnsxxyz opljfhtlcvxyz ocusaembdfxyz fjkveisjsbxyz ontvonowrcxyz bqvxiuwnvxyz njgadgelmgxyz ikszmtnywtxyz dcitifiukxyz mihoogafwfrxyz btzjfmwxrvxyz htrnbazewxyz ynhbfykyukxyz zalozhuoetxyz wedxhpjtgjxyz wscoidnnfxyz lbligaojsfxyz bmirbfaigxyz qashtoppkyxyz rebioyabdfxyz twldpedxvxyz ygeffiegyhxyz xelygcddukxyz uieliinonhxyz qcianjesfvxyz jalakegwgfxyz mjalvagaolxyz qsaabpashetxyz qdjtmisedfxyz plmahbbaryxyz opjznetwkhxyz vfqdszyldsfxyz wyamermxgasxyz widwacthcvxyz vtddxappnfxyz hnzidbtwasxyz qahxlpmegfxyz mksbjjgfsexyz iyzjshhysxxyz qsazenawadfxyz rbzozrisbxyz libmfaercxyz mgfpismsbaxyz bfliisstyhxyz myoyerbunvxyz efgaganlmbxyz kimcepnyeyxyz gcncuasdmgxyz ophzxcrswtxyz ocnarsbthxyz fjkdflxfpukxyz onkwereewfrxyz rvjabonsrvxyz bqamrameigxyz bvhzccbzewxyz beivirdmvxyz njbeonevukxyz iktrashhukxyz dcajkcsaogxyz miamefeksfxyz btchaouzigxyz alagriphetxyz tjbxfyqkgxyz zajiristsfvxyz wemnlvsolxyz wsanstabnhxyz ygvumradsfxyz vfscqcbfbaxyz wyizyayyhxyz wigucdzwtxyz jtfullbonfxyz khpurabhigxyz lbsgxrwhxvxyz bmrxxalyhxyz aqovurxukxyz swnakoipgfxyz qamagliyetxyz reekuzudfxyz rzqywhfwryxyz qcoutdegasxyz xecysxmasxyz mjassxzsexyz qsawsgcjxsxxyz qdcpfmscvxyz uiebanehdfxyz plzinofasbxyz opshfxxcrcxyz hnpjostanvxyz qasfrrrmbxyz vtachaioetxyz mgtkmamarvxyz bfoniirnfxyz myhzpasxigxyz efhuvracewxyz gchexxuzukxyz ocmnmsjryxyz fjkobburogxyz onszsqsjsfxyz bqciwbtzkgxyz bvnsyfzm6ixyz belukkmagjxyz njhhglobkyxyz ikbocmnsdfxyz dcebewsigxyz miyuujunxvxyz btrssmaayhxyz zateandlgasxyz weydghfssexyz wsycklddfxyz ygviokcbaxyz xectsxmdnvxyz uidomsukthxyz vfvanvxrvxyz wybdoyknfxyz wibjzlanukxyz aqmelyfeasxyz qaiadiossxxyz psipxyz fortheloveofmomxyz shyleshsriranjanxyz vonnexyz bahisoynaxyz voucherleaguexyz tspbodykitxyz asiadhxyz bauverzeichnisxyz zhanxinchengxyz cybersamblogxyz johnchiangxyz packacardsxyz pasoparaxyz pulsenightsxyz ahangbazxyz dzjnkjxyz allenagexyz forumbdsxyz jamoramreviewxyz pregnancyquotesxyz kinkybikermomxyz jerseysfactorymallxyz jaxznxyz bauneixyz facebookogxyz helpmewriteessayxyz bulforumsxyz nmhbjxyz goodghdxyz favorswithstylexyz qajyxxwxyz rrfcnetworkxyz discbaoxyz syjuxixyz masrelbaladxyz felicitecakexyz printerphonenumbersxyz vapiparkxyz wannavillaxyz articlerouterxyz illusionsphotographicxyz bernardmontainxyz hiwaterlooxyz islamistwatchxyz csolanaanssonsxyz resortpoppyxyz hersongphotographsxyz alphastarsxyz facionovusxyz revolutionbagusaxyz tajblogxyz selfworldxyz criesnlaughterxyz thewellbookshopxyz cytrushotelsxyz gzshangyouxyz ukraynatrxyz smstruexyz plantechosxyz mcnctvxyz apexpayscashxyz nxupmagxyz mrshidayahxyz thegameszonexyz frugalcabxyz omnipelagosxyz electronicsshoppersxyz rednecksgonecrazyxyz myglobalbordeauxxyz mikeschottxyz jxxcyyxyz kitdeemailxyz exentitexyz pharmajobthxyz bleuvitalxyz lailuziyuanxyz weatherlookxyz californiachicxyz universityinsuranceltdxyz islasairwaysxyz rpgvideosxyz fromninetofivexyz hotgirlsdubaixyz salafsxyz sandrophotoxyz nourlsxyz xixconsultingxyz beadsoftubacxyz zhongyusixyz lfftyxgsxyz obatkankerkuxyz sxblxyz uschnewsxyz adgentaxyz monpornxyz qchymxyz systsusxyz clickthephilippinesxyz getcalendartemplatesxyz sportingpolandxyz posbfxyz dailymaysuoixyz bestessayswriterxyz krokodylbillxyz somalifreexyz autobodynaplesflxyz tenbucksforfinefoodxyz authenticsaintsfanaticxyz aehitsxyz cupidomeetxyz rrzbbsxyz quickgivexyz selimogluteknikxyz alicheapbuyxyz xtjzzjxyz tonsunevengxyz pardailyxyz filehostsxyz rtgpnxyz jalywayxyz feriadelcarrousadoxyz guisukdxyz pguiqxyz meixunwangxyz njxyzpzsxyz sisanewstouchxyz postentimexyz dojonexyz hkdyfsxyz buyalaskanxyz lefuzhouxyz tunghoanmyxyz hitcryptonewsxyz hpprinterblogsxyz instantpaydayloansonlinescxyz apyinengxyz jxtvipxyz epsonprinterblogsxyz itpblooddisorderxyz cortezkopenxyz yinsuoweixyz canaanouxyz clubgreennaturexyz predictionwalaxyz greatdominatrixxyz bayanisilanixyz sachnikhxyz cortezshoesaustraliaxyz sictafpilotoxyz silkendrumxyz diggvrxyz giatsaysgxyz viagramtxgenericxyz katespadehandbagonsalexyz kmfjpwxyz prosourcefitnessequipmentxyz lechiavidoroxyz sydmattersxyz iconwinbetxyz communicationdisordersxyz kaufenviagragenerikaxyz pktorrentdownloadxyz roadcuttingmachinexyz yachtayachtacondoxyz viagrattyxyz essayswritingonlinexyz umemotoshizukaxyz cierrasheartofbooksxyz spiritsocialxyz payrollserviceukxyz hockeycoyotesshopxyz columbiatbgxyz quietstateofmindxyz mentawaisurfcoachingxyz acunfxyz aaatorontopaydayloansxyz cialisvkrxxyz ofimatikaxyz acerpplayhousexyz dizidizilerxyz bobshotsxyz chayleenxyz adidastrackclassicxyz securwizexyz salegoldengooseshoesxyz kakawaghanaxyz jetsshopfootballonlinexyz siomascxyz businessrelatedarticlesxyz genkihentaixyz whxycswsxyz ccchengfangxyz chbsrjxyz mbhomesgroupxyz chinajinzhuerxyz xahfkmxyz vkecpxyz szweihengxyz momentumdigitalxyz myspotlightonlinexyz traficoelitexyz thoriumrushxyz ideiasdahoraxyz damasolugoxyz lecturesmartxyz bizarreclubxyz juegosdelaeradehieloxyz tricksmazaxyz moderninteriordecorationxyz cannabtxyz firatunixyz okubakimxyz radioetehadxyz postsuksanxyz cristiandadfmxyz webnetsocialxyz orgullogamerxyz gardenforcenurseriesxyz jattyouthxyz mumininkuwaitxyz clickjahexyz isayggxyz pukkaredxyz freemanlafleurxyz sectorandroidxyz linkpopularityservicexyz hargacctvbalixyz agenciaempregosxyz qualityjobsportalxyz honeydressxyz greenwinnetworkxyz dailybacklinksservicexyz lesroutesdavalonxyz worldearningxyz resaltalislamxyz diendantmdtxyz ladollshousexyz mymedicareplusxyz mainstreetmallonlinexyz neisyapsakxyz thegoldengoosesalexyz mashfactorxyz highalpineairxyz subdirectorioxyz wallpapertubexyz compuhowxyz youreroxyz nureinuxyz thatgossipsitexyz maximumresitesxyz videomnetxyz xgzqwxyz gangwanxianhuaxyz berekatyayinevixyz roirunnerxyz alihaohaoxyz rideonlrxyz meridamundoxyz webdicionarioxyz xingjiubaxyz dvdegyptxyz rainydayssxyz caribescoutxyz humorlulzxyz wuaigexyz wearvcxyz hostguinxyz asianclipsxyz newcbcodexyz butnoxyz seminarprojectsxyz zeldevxyz freshebonymoviesxyz twittepagaxyz misbahinetxyz qawmeexyz sugudougaxyz thbhackingxyz webdirectoryringxyz dunyaclassifiedsxyz posicionamientowebyaxyz thesisthemexyz cleanpcguidexyz exclusivefailexyz afcwxyz fulltwistxyz sippycupchroniclesxyz articleshelperxyz remotebookmarksxyz dukacikxyz sboagenbetxyz belekinsaatxyz muwozxyz wallpapergatexyz czyckxyz microsoftoutlookofficexyz chcialisnrxxyz canadcialisxyz szyangbuxyz retcialisxyz xiongmaochaxyz jwmarrsxyz jwsusanxyz myottpxyz fmwbedsxyz eeppayxyz uuglassxyz mfrbmxyz dwstixyz cnmflaxyz nwildsxyz acuestexyz psgaramxyz obapolxyz oaoptxyz jobennaxyz bomcetxyz raveuixyz sergejcxyz ermespcxyz nainonxyz ftlgrapxyz dbcimmoxyz nxgnnxyz witntxyz cdhvalxyz boaoinnxyz gdlagxyz cyoujixyz olroserxyz pxlmarkxyz iwallopxyz brainyoxyz dialjamxyz hifielixyz kebltdxyz kirkncoxyz iskursuxyz tivlixxyz dahuixjxyz nibachixyz seirtaxyz rcispdxyz realkemxyz kioappxyz excelpixyz hudexcoxyz theicaixyz kpangerxyz zivenkixyz dallizxyz eitheadxyz nebtntxyz nektatxyz aldwamexyz zipitinxyz brainbrxyz glootooxyz wnhtgzxyz veivolixyz fwbandsxyz igvodkaxyz unipatoxyz ddbocaxyz dilemsuxyz ulbaldixyz iditnowxyz ibakekaxyz kirnlxyz ukeminxyz ccmyzsxyz genabeexyz ohayulxyz propaucxyz ricetkxyz hartdmdxyz ukrzincxyz hostgosxyz rmthotxyz hljtyjxyz kpsongsxyz sembcxxyz argossexyz pughuntxyz getqmdxyz velaranxyz lilyvrxyz topbergxyz xnvmtbxyz btfymgxyz mnyhndsxyz kirovcixyz fjwacoxyz ipadguexyz omdegaxyz kiktirexyz subicixyz lapteduxyz kletkoxyz mltshexyz webgfsxyz apoupoxyz famsncxyz cldtgxyz tamkahxyz iyowixyz smpgctxyz linpaxxyz hikmaaxyz hkttltdxyz riframxyz obursvpxyz hoopobixyz qialiczxyz ssdnrcxyz swglxxyz morkillxyz amexpupxyz altldabxyz tssthibxyz twiddurxyz lengserxyz ddkhtnxyz fwlcmxyz tgnashxyz igocashxyz qinqouxyz adaibotxyz glamotvxyz zerofryxyz nuptxxyz mhgzzjxyz misittixyz inoppixyz xpronzxyz golfokaxyz tansanaxyz konvitexyz nkyasxyz xxjyqzxyz jeonengxyz jobpakixyz abneyaaxyz lpiosxyz ikancoxyz astonssxyz sipesenxyz aribaukxyz chasspxyz tvcockxyz randfcsxyz nchagroxyz mayialixyz elicxonxyz eljandoxyz akankilxyz gluetooxyz kjbulbixyz glooidxyz provysexyz mykipetxyz demezoxyz seebagoxyz worlickxyz sendgayxyz juricisxyz krawbudxyz xceyeyxyz pgbaixyz fonthipxyz dnycorpxyz nubtxxyz hcpainxyz safefaxyz statecmxyz naskhaxyz kcnngxyz bglplcxyz gaellemxyz enfemilxyz mirssaxyz iyiisimxyz hrtbagxyz scwxhgxyz sbacpdxxyz gpicconxyz adoodclxyz byartizxyz uwssrxyz vtoappsxyz stvspaxyz aileachxyz ibcsalxyz jonsmxyz gluetwoxyz xatomsxyz bcbssalxyz niasxmxyz girtlesxyz dlitrcxyz hagysjyxyz robamusxyz exzwebxyz syderixxyz cordmacxyz hopcakexyz laawinexyz logmanixyz maseprixyz stdatasxyz finecroxyz oeacphxyz sexgarlxyz yogaundxyz jdeneenxyz niazenoxyz wwmyxerxyz xunityxxyz scalalpxyz varshavxyz eggzzzxyz ghpjobsxyz fairtomxyz meaiixyz surveytxyz realnysxyz gtcvisaxyz yxinggyxyz svlechxyz rioddaxyz tibetdhxyz cnjcomxyz whcnccxyz samirehxyz javilezxyz idczcxyz rozgraxyz plflcxyz fmcestxyz keymeexyz nwmpmxyz djuluxyz codspcxyz uwkochxyz afpjobsxyz cnpdigxyz tokonerxyz yaataixyz myshytxyz losiekxyz uhahulxyz aludirkxyz nominchxyz alhoutaxyz shotvoxxyz exfusaxyz arthaccxyz sotakunxyz tuthangxyz yesbicxyz hzdaifaxyz gaojmxyz wahvarxyz drumbahxyz hanmiscxyz gsacfrxyz matteotxyz lrycisxyz rmadnetxyz topmaaxyz holajonxyz thelisixyz vilakumxyz emuickxyz onhgtvxyz asheffxyz skdpfxyz diserbaxyz cobydaxxyz apsrgvxyz twitpipxyz wilwoexyz wbokoxyz ledadexyz liyettexyz ccqzxxyz kdbykcxyz djgivisxyz ovalfsxyz smasrvxyz sdcfjmxyz myacbsxyz lxplazaxyz rickshfxyz khanardxyz kolanasxyz bezegolxyz bozpadxyz crcvoipxyz kkyhamxyz adassyxyz biddistxyz heberfaxyz intcohixyz pamneerxyz luyifcxyz avcataxyz ototextxyz imscrewxyz mypogsxyz samanlixyz lgqlydjxyz niisyoxyz ortopexxyz ibxedxyz pagecrmxyz imkdrxyz zehracaxyz spachayxyz kacobdxyz cnhyplxyz geilcxyz jiggidxyz waitasxyz fordtooxyz eggikxyz quiidsxyz hnmgunsxyz mudoujixyz chpipesxyz iasuppsxyz vivavdaxyz indayyaxyz yyuskxxyz stelcarxyz danuroxyz jbtikixyz ndsnycxyz nabyemxyz mytqdxyz sueyeekxyz apipubxyz oefotoxyz bizantaxyz vacandcxyz omanrxyz cgplantxyz bucazapxyz nadrigoxyz velspecxyz yepbhixyz jizonlyxyz acobicaxyz carnitoxyz iioconxyz tokorakxyz shyfptxyz twithoyxyz tfroaxyz glootwoxyz labotcxyz cmwappsxyz brasanaxyz whocubaxyz konadmvxyz montypcxyz serfuelxyz anshaanxyz bibikayxyz untifcxyz cnhrqdxyz jbosticxyz dzrxjjxyz zgsanbaoxyz hdaxisxyz pidwarexyz kushicoxyz idocashxyz manoomaxyz chesamoxyz aaxianxyz zahuoerxyz bobndeexyz siroutexyz meemedixyz kaloomaxyz nickkonxyz miguacaxyz baddbusxyz renstagxyz ascotglxyz vitaduexyz antouluxyz dotorgsxyz aikudaoxyz fxcardixyz unietsxyz wodeyinxyz repalvaxyz xmsgfkxyz illoulaxyz zenoonexyz woophixyz xmguwanxyz kuntipoxyz shyirouxyz umwdougxyz focushexyz anxlivexyz dpfengxyz kubaobaxyz dalemiaxyz boyoartxyz vodalekxyz welgiftxyz dongungxyz catlogrxyz supadenxyz xyascjyxyz hbctmcxyz miafakaxyz bawowoxyz hexubioxyz dongoloxyz lwscpasxyz shinigexyz cigotvxyz ytdcorpxyz samoodaxyz szhsbyxyz jcpshopxyz taoaidexyz bigakeexyz alaneroxyz gunduluxyz margorjxyz cinizenxyz fulaiwaxyz lezhiluxyz wimixuexyz ipazuzuxyz walannxyz tecaneoxyz waoyaoxyz loverqqxyz whxhxcxyz jlsszbxyz vpnpifaxyz donhasexyz aleerjixyz tpsdfwxyz