Tuesday, 23 February 2016

JYOTIRLINGA DARSHAN YATRA – 2016, BHIMASHANKAR TEMPLE, MAHARASHTRA- Part – X.

23rd  February, 2016.
DAY -6, 07-02-2016.
After dharshan of Sri Trimbakeswarar, we started early morning for the dharshan of Sri Bhimashankar.

Iraivan : Sri Bhimashankar
Iraivi    : Parvathy
Some of the important features of this temple are….
  1. The temple is in the midst of Sahyadri Hills, at the start point of the river  Bhima and facing east.
  2. The temple is about 200 hundred well laid steps  below the main road with an entrance arch.
  3. There are 2 Nandhis and a vilakkuthoon at the entrance.
  4. The sanctum sanctorium consists of sanctum, arthamandapam and Mahamandapam.
  5. There is also a nandhi at the arthamandapam.
  6. Moolavar is 5 feet below the ground level.
  7. The front mandapam was built at a latter state.
  8. Dogs relief on the Vimanam on the three side and muni’s relief at front side.
  9. In koshtam Kirushnar, Vinayagar and Shiva. In kabothagam Shiva sitting on Nandhi.
  10. The King Shivaji and Rajaram  Maharaj visited this temple.
  11. The Divan  of the Peshwar, nana Phadanvis renovated the temple . The mandapam was built by a Pune trader or Sahukar by the name Antaji Nayik Bhinde in the year 1437 AD.
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 04.30 Hrs to 21.30 Hrs
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. http://bhimashankar.in/
  2. Mobile numbers 9403726339 and 9405162974
HOW TO REACH :
  1. 50 KM north west of Khed, near Pune.
  2. Bus facility is available from Pune, Shivaji Nagar ST Bus stand, from 05.30 Hrs to 16.00 Hrs
LOCATION : CLICK HERE  
Temple entrance arch 
Steps to Go down 
The twin Nandhis in front of the temple 
Vilakku thoon  and an abandoned epigraph tablet 
Vilakku thoon  and an abandoned epigraph tablet 
Maha mandapam 
Sanctum Vimanam  
Temple view with front mandapam 
Temple view with front mandapam 
Sanctum Vimanam  reliefs  
Sanctum Vimanam  reliefs  
Sanctum Vimanam  reliefs – Dog  sirpam/ statue 
The start point of Bhima River 
---SHIVAYA NAMA:--- 
..........To be continued

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