Bhimashankar Temple

Pune, Maharashtra


Bhimashankar Temple is one of the ancient 12th Jyotirlinga shrines situated 50 km from Rajgurunagar near Pune. It is situated 127 km from Shivajinagar in the Ghat area of the Sahyadri Mountains in the state of Maharashtra, India. Bhīmāshankar is also the origin of the river Bhima, which runs southeast and joins with the Krishna river near Raichur. Bhimashankar has been listed as a wildlife sanctuary. It is a reserved forest area and is rich in flora and fauna. This sanctuary is part of the Western Ghats.


The existing structure of the temple seems to be of relatively recent origin, the shrine Bhimasankar has been noted in literature dating back to the 13th century. Built in the Nagara style of architecture, this temple is a humble yet graceful temple and dates back to the 18th century. One can also find acquired characters from the Indo-Aryan style of architecture.

Timings of Temple

Mandir opening time 4.30 am.

Morning Aarti 4:45 am to 5.00 am.

Nijarup darshan 5:00 am to 5.30 am.

Normal Darshans and Abhishek am 5:30 am to 2:30 pm

No Abhishek am between 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Maha Puja (Naivedya Pooja) 12.00 pm. to 12.30 pm

Afternoon Aarti 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Shringar Darshans 3:30 am to 9:30 pm

Evening Aarti 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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