Bhimashankar – Places nearby

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Dakini – Bhimashankar Jyotirling

Other temples and shrines

  • Kalmaja near the Bhimashankara temple is a local tribal goddess dedicated to a tree named Kalamb.
  • Kamalaja is an incarnation of Parvati, who aided Shiva in his battle against Tripuraasura. Kamalajaa was worshipped with offerings of lotus flowers by Bhrama.
  • Tirthas: Mokshakund thirtha is behind the Bhimashankara temple, and it is associated with the rishi Kaushika, Sarvathirtha, Kusharanya thirtha, and the Jyanakund.
  • There is a shrine for Siva Ganams, Shaakini and Daakini who assisted Shiva in the battle against the demon. Kaushika Maha Muni is said to have done ‘Tapas’ (penance) there. The place where he bathed is called Mokshakund thirtham, which is located behind the Bhimashankara temple. There are also the Sarvathirtha, the Kusharanya thirtha where the Bhima river begins to flow eastward, and the Jyanakund.
  • Datta Mandir
  • Ram Mandir

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