Bhimashankar is an ancient shrine situated in the Sahyadri hills the state of Maharashtra. It is one of the well known Jyotilinga, amonst the twelve jyotirlingas situated all over India. Bhimashankar is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune . It is located 125 km away from Pune in the ghat region of the Sahyadri hills.

In the recent times it has gained tremendous significance since it was declared as "WILD LIFE SANCTUARY". It is also becoming one of the attractive and well known religous places in Maharastra as well as in India. Bhimashankar is the source of the river Bhima, which is known as Chadrabhaa in Padharpur, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna river near Raichur. The other Jyotirlinga shrines in Maharashtra are Vaidyanath near Parli Dist Beed, Trimbakeshwara near Nashik and Grishneshwar near Ellora around Aurangabad,Nagnaath in Aundh built by Pandav brothers in one night during their exile.

Shiva Mantra Bhimashankar Temple

कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारम् |

             संसारसारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम् ||

सदा वसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे |

             भवं भवानि सहितं नमामि ||