Sri Bhimashankar temple is based in the popular town known as Bhima Shankar, in the district of Pune, in the state of Maharashtra in Western India. The primary of this temple is Bhimashankar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 2000-3000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Bhima Shankar.
The most important festivals of this temple are the Navarathri days, Regional New Year day falling almost on April 14 marked with a wedding festival, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Deepavalli, Shivrathri in February March, Thai Poosam in January-February, Deepavalli, English New Year day, Skanda Sashti in October-November are celebrated with lot of devotion and dedication in this temple.
Special puja and rituals are also marked on the day of Shivarathri with great dedication and devotion. The temple’s timings are between 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 to 930 p.m for devotees and pilgrims. During all the important religious days and auspicious days are marked with long hours in this temple.
It is one of the most sought after temple in this district and state. All the festive days and auspicious days are marked with pujas, rituals and homams to the Lord under the supervision of the head priest. Local residents actively participate in all the activities and events of this temple.
Address – Sri Bhimashankar temple, Bhima Shankar, Pune, Maharashtra