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.

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Personalized banner displays and advertising flags

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Banners

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If you want to become a great and a professional one General contractor at a managerial level, then you need to possess these qualities in you. To complete your project in a great way, to complete hundreds in some specific tasks in prescribed time, to possess leadership qualities in you, this is what great and professional Home contractors do! Here you will know that which are those main and crucial abilities if you want to count yourself as the best and great one contractor’s at the managerial scale:

Communicate clearly and in an effective manner

It is always seen that the best and reliable contractors, they pass clear communication messages to their team members. They effectively communicate with their teammates be it they work on small projects or big projects. If you know the importance of understanding effective communication and applying effective communication between your project, then you can become a great Builder at the managerial level. To execute and plan for your project and activities, it is this effective communication that matters. How can your teammates be able to perform on projects if you will not tell them precisely that what exactly you want! Your subordinate will fail to show their abilities if they do not get clear messages and instructions from their manager contractor. Most of the projects performances get completely and wholly derailed because of poor and worst communication skills from the sides of General Contractors. To become a great manager related to construction projects, you should know how to transcribe minor and intricate project details to your teammates.

Delegate the tasks

A professional and a senior Builder do not take the credit of the whole success of a project. He is the one who equally gives credit to his team members as well. A successful General Contractor delegate tasks and assignments to his skilled workers. He alternates their duties, assigns different tasks to them so that each of the workers gets equal chance to show the best part of their abilities.

They furnish references

All professional general contractors are registered. If you ask them for references, then they furnish it instantly. They always promise and assure a professional job. They do not feel hesitant to show a satisfied and happy list of their clientele to share with you. If that list shares their good and satisfying experiences with you, then that general contractor should be chosen by you.

They show certificates

Professional general contractors do not have to boast and brag about employing and hiring highly professional qualified technicians for your project. If he is a licensed contractor, then he will not hesitate to show his certificates to you. Reliable contractors are insured and also registered as well.

Problem-solving potential

A smart General contractor comes with problem skills as well. It is true that each and every construction project, they come with huge in some challenges and obstacles, hidden problems. He is the one who has this ability to identify each and every worst-case scenario and then makes his project to come out from that worst-case scenario as well. At times, construction projects do experience many of the additional problems like that of community backlash and political opinions, because of these issues the progress of any project gets also hinder and stops. A smart and sharp General contractor can easily handle these additional problems too.

Teamwork spirit

f anyone actually realizes the importance and significance of team work, then it is this smart and clever enough General contractor who understands! Any project cannot have success without the cooperation and coordination of rest of team workers. If any project gets accomplished and successful than a friendly General contractor does not forget to give credit and praise his teammates as well. He has this belief on phrase “let’s work together”! He develops and creates the environment of trust and also an appreciation for his workers. It is just a welcoming feedback which employees love a lot.

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