The Temple is at Bhavagiri Village, 110 km from Pune and River Bhima has emerged out of the sweat of Lord Bhimashankar after the battle with Demon Bhima and the river is said to be blessed by the Lord Shiva by himself and distributed towards South-East to merge with River Krishna, has a religious significance which give rise to Agriculture and Economy in the surroundings. The temple exhibits a fine balance and portrays the Nagara Style of Architecture.Demon Bhima son of Kumbhakarna, performed severe penance to please Lord Brahma, was granted with immense skill and talents. With this boon, demon Bhima started creating fear and destruction in the three worlds, defeating King Indra, conquered the heavens. He also defeated the staunch devotee Kamrupeshwar and put him behind prison. The Gods, Devas and Lord Brahma prayed Lord Shiva to rescue the universe from this demon. He also demanded Kamrupeshwar to worship the demon instead of Lord Shiva, but the devotee refused.Lord Bhima wants to strike Shiva Linga using his sword but as soon as he raised his sword. Lord Shiva appeared before him in Stupendous form with a radiance. War began between Lord Shiva and Demon Bhima, for a very long period and on the request of Sage Narada, Lord Shiva has put an end to this war defeating the demon to ashes. Upon the requests of holy stages and all other Gods, Lord Shiva made this place as his Abode and manifested himself in the form of Lord Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga and the sweat came out of his body after the battle formed the Bhimarathi River.
Morning: 4.30 AM to 9.30 PM
Temple Pujakakada Aarti- 4.30 AM
Naivedya Puja- 12.00 Noon