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Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Pune district, Maharashtra Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Pune district, MaharashtraMeditation: I meditate on devotee Sudakshina worshipping Lord Shiva at Kamarupa, surrendering for protection against demon Bhima; and appearance of Lord Shiva (Bhimashankar) vanquishing demon Bhima with a humkara.
(Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 20)

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga: Bhimashankar temple of Pune district is a Jyotirlinga identified with the Bhimashankara Jyotirlinga mentioned in Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 20.

Worship of Lord Shiva by Sudakshina: It is the place where devotee Sudakshina, the king of Kamarupa worshipped Lord Shiva inside a prison seeking protection from the atrocities of demon Bhima. Lord Shiva appeared there and reduced demon Bhima and his army to ashes after a terrible fight. Then on the request of the devas and sages Lord Shiva abided there as the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga. (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 20)

• Bhimashankar temple is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra.


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