Sunday, 9 December 2012

BHIMASHANKAR TEMPLE-MAHARASHTRA

Bhimashankar Temple - Pune
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 About Bhimashankar Temple

Bhimashankar Temple is located in the village of Bhavagiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune. It is located 110 km away from Pune in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar is also the source of the Bhima river, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna river near Raichur. It is home to an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva is said to have taken abode in the Bhima form, upon the request of the Gods, on the crest of the Sahyadri hills, and the sweat that poured forth from his body after the battle is said to have formed the Bhimarathi river.

The Bhimashankara temple is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest temple yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century.
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