Temples and Holy Places on the banks of Bhima River will be busier during Bhima Pushkarams (Bhimarathi Pushkaralu) in 2018. It is a festival of River Bhima (River Bhimarathi | River Bhima | River Tamraparni) which comes once in 12 years. In 2018, Bhima Pushkaralu begins on October 12 and ends on October 23. Bhimarathi Pushkarams begins as Jupiter enters into Vrischika Rashi (Guru Peyarchi in Vrischika Rashi).
Bhima River, one of the major rivers in South India, flows southeast for 861 kilometres through Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana states, before entering the Krishna River. After the first sixty-five kilometers in a narrow valley through rugged terrain, the banks open up and form a fertile agricultural area which is densely populated.
Bhima River is also referred to as Chandrabhaga River, especially at Pandharpur, as it resembles the shape of the Moon.
River Bhima originates near Bhimashankar Temple in the Bhimashankar hills in Khed Taluka on the western side of the Western Ghats, known as Sahyadri, in Pune District, Maharashtra.
The Famous Temples on the banks of River Bhima..
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.
Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddhatek is the 2nd of Ashtavinayak Temples near Pune. It is to be noted that this is the only idol among the eight Ganeshas that has the trunk perfectly positioned to the right side.
After propitiating Ganesha, Lord Vishnu is supposed to have vanquished the asuras Kaitabh and Madhu here.
Ghattaragi Bhagamma Temple, also popular as Bhagyamma and Bhagyavanti Temple, is one of the renowned temple in Gulbarga region of Karnataka. It is located at Ghattaragi village in Afzalpur taluk of Gulbarga district. It is situated near Sri Kshetra Ganagapur Sri Dattatreya Temple.
As per the legend of Ghattaragi Bhagamma Temple, after the collapse of Vijayanagara Kingdom, their presiding deity, Bhuvaneshwari has come to the banks of Bhima River by swimming through Tungabhadra and Krishna rivers.
Sri Kshetra Hulakantheshwar Temple, Heroor (B), Gulbarga District, Karnataka.
Sri Kshetra Rasangi Balabheemasena Temple in Rasanagi, Jevargi Taluka, Gulbarga district, Karnataka
Sri Kshetra Kolakoor Siddhabasaveshwara Temple in Kolakoor, Jevargi Taluka, Gulbarga district, Karnataka
Sri Sangam near Kuruvapuram, in Maganoor Mandal of Mahabubnagar district, is one of the famous holy place for Bhimarathi Pushkara Snanam in Telangana.