Bhimashankar Temple – 6th Jyotirlinga of Shiva

Bhimashankar is one amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. In this age of the earn and omnipresent Wikipedia / Google, getting total info about Jyotirlingas and the concomitant legends is a certain bet. It's the identical hackneyed info churned out by others. What issues most is the viewpoint of a visitor or a devotee who […]



Bhimashankar is one amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. In this age of the earn and omnipresent Wikipedia / Google, getting total info about Jyotirlingas and the concomitant legends is a certain bet. It's the identical hackneyed info churned out by others. What issues most is the viewpoint of a visitor or a devotee who has viewed and imbibed the (divine) spirit first hand. And that makes the adaptation and takes away the cherry.

Lord Shiva is the Adi Deva (oldest deity) of the Hindus. Fixed with Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford College, RC Zehmer, 'It's no longer a hyperbole or an exaggeration but a reality that Indian mythology is replete with innumerable legends and exploits of Shiva.' Rigved (No longer Rigveda; here is an fraudulent orthography given and popularized by the Brits) had the reference to Shiva virtually 5500 years in the past. The readers may perchance perchance perchance well additionally clutch that in BR Chopra's Mahabharat, Bhishma outdated to sing, 'Mahadev ki saugandh' (I squawk by Mahadev). And Mahabharat is believed to be 3000-3500-one year-outdated.

Pilgrims residing shut to Poona / Bombay bask in a straightforward entry to Bhimashankar. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach there from Pune.

It's cradled in Sahyadri Mountain Range. The scenic magnificence of the impart provides to divinity. Fixed with Garud Puran, 'Pratasthe dwadasham jyotirlingam darshanam apariharya iti ashtavinayakam paridoshat' (If one visits a Jyotirlingam, he / she ought to search recommendation from all glorious esteem one have to search recommendation from all eight Ganesha abodes).

Fixed with 'Hindu Dharmsthal Soochi' (the list of Hindu Pilgrim Centers) that seemed in now defunct 'Dharmyug' in 1978, there're 73 cardinal pilgrim spots for Hindus. Twelve Jyotirlingas and Ashtvinayak are among them.

The creator of this fragment visited Bhimashankar in 2007. It outdated to be lush green. It's aloof pretty verdant but somewhere with the passage of time, this impart now seems to be a bit commercial esteem Shani Shingnapur and Shirdi.

It's believed that every Jyotirlinga grants a inform need of the devotee. And why on earth will all of us search recommendation from temples and pilgrim centers? Don't we high-tail there to beg (for alms)? Anyway, Bhimashankar is associated with wealth. In case you esteem to bask in wealth, high-tail there and pray to the Lord. He'll grant your wealth-need! So straightforward!

I saw one very smartly-known Bollywood actor at Bhimashankar and used to be suggested that he had been visiting this Jyotirliga for final 12 years recurrently. Useless to sing, he's stinking rich. He may perchance perchance perchance well additionally goal bask in been praying to the deity to map extra wealth as this has no end. To quote Urdu poet Asadullah Khan Ghalib, 'There're legions of wants and one can die for every need / I died many a time, yet that used to be no longer passable'.

One can defend here overnight. Villagers and the monks map cheap preparations for the defend. There're tolerably glorious eateries where one can bask in snacks and even full-fledged meals (here’s a moderately unique addition). Bhimashankar temple darshan timings are 4: 30 am to 9: 30 pm.

These that search recommendation from Poona, additionally search recommendation from Bhimashankar (offered they're Hindus!).

I learn somewhere that taking pictures is illegitimate the least bit 12 Jyotirlingas. But I've viewed Bhimashankar in a form of Hindi motion photos. There used to be a documentary on it that used to be shown on Doordarshan methodology support in 1976. Akashvani, Poona outdated to present info on Bhimashankar and varied shrines shut to Poona on every Wednesday. It's been stopped.

All in all, a loyal impart for of us with a non secular bent of mind.

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