Originally Bhimashankar from Maharashtra is not really a Jyotirling !
About Bhimashankara Jyotirlinga ?
Originally “Bhimashankar” from Maharashtra(INDIA) is not really a Jyotirling.The actually Jyotirling called “Bhimashankar” or “Bhimeshwarm” in Kamrup in Assam in outer part of Guwahati. Enshrining Bhimashankara one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. Bhimashankar is located in the village of Pamohi( Gorchuk) about 15 to 20 km from Kamakhya Temple of Guwahati.
It is a very interesting and adventure place , when you are reached this devotional place you fill you are lucky , those all are information is my personally observation, First time i was want to this place the year of 2009 than 2010,2011.I am attached My News and Photography. This Jyotirlinga is most powerful jyotirlinga in India.
How to reached Bhimeshwar jyotirlinga guwahati-assam ?
It is from Gurshukh cross rood on NH37 after Birla Balaji templ on the left side while going to airport. As we were approaching the hill off the main town toward jungle there was very little information to the local residents of the area.( If you are going to their please arrange a personal vehicle) Pamohi Bhimashankar Mandir, There is also an arrangement for Bhog/ Prasad in the form of Khichdi free for everyone. Before hiking towards the hill top there is a Ganesha Mandir where devotees stick metal coins along with their wishes.
News about Bhimeshwar Jyotirlinga Guwahati Assam
Rudra Samhita sloka in its reference to Bhimashankar says, Daakine Bhimashankaram. There is also a Bhimashankar temple at Bhimapur hill near Guwahati in Assam where legend holds that a demon by name Bhima who inflicted havoc upon the beings in the area, was slain by Shiva, as he tried to kill a king enaged in Shiva worship. This is a legend similar to that where Shiva emerged from a Shivalingam to vanquish Yama the Lord of death. The Shiva Purana and the Koti Rudra Samhita refer to Bhimashankar temple in the Kamarupa country. However there is also a reference to Mount Sahya, where it is stated that Shiva – Bhimashankara appeared on the Sahayadris.
You read about it in the Shiv-puraan….and also in an ancient stotra read “Poorva uttre Bhimeshwara“
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is situated in the north of Pune, on the Sahayadri, by the banks of the river Bhima. It is from here that the Bhima River flows. It is believed that Lord Shiva was pleased by the devotion of a king named Bhimak of the sun Dynasty and is called the Jyotirlinga in the place. But according to the Shiv Purana the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is situated on the Mountain Brahmapur, district Kamrup of Assam. Lord Shiva had incarnated so that he could destroy the demons and protect his devotees and for the welfare of one and all. It is believed that once upon a time in the place called Kamrup a great devotee by the name of King Kamrupeshwar would reside. He would be constantly abandoned in the worship of Shiva. During the same a demon named Bhima emerged and started harassing the people. He had heard many a things about the sublime devotion of Kamrupeshwar. He wanted to kill King Kamrupeshwar. No sooner he attacked the king absorbed in worship, his sword fell on the linga instead of the king. Instantly Lord Ashutosh appeared and destroyed Bhima along with his army. Seeing this, all were elated. On the sincere request of the gods and sages he agreed to reside there eternally by the name of Bhimashankar.
This temple is closely associated with the legend of Shiva slaying the demon Tripurasura associated with the invincible flying citadels Tripuras. Shiva is said to have taken abode in the Bhima form, upon the request of the Gods, on the crest of the Sahyadri hills, and the sweat that poured forth from his body after the battle is said to have formed the Bhimarathi river.
Legend behind most powerful Jyotirlinga Bhimashankar Temple
पञ्च पुष्करिणी देव्याः पञ्च योनी स्वरूपिनी |
पंचभि दुर्गा योनिभि:पूजयते पंचवक्त्रकम | स्थिता रमयितं तत्र नित्यमेव हिमाद्रिजा ||
उग्रचंडा, प्रचंडा च् चन्दोग्रा, चन्दनाइका | चन्दाचेती च् योगिन्या: पंचाया: परिकीर्तिता: ||
पञ्च पुष्करिणी देव्याः प्रचंडा सर्वकामदा | त्रिपुरायास्तु तंत्रेण ताः पूज्याः सध्कोत्तमै: |
कामेश्वरी तंत्र मन्त्रेरथवा पूजयेच्छिवाम ||
बालायारित्रपुरयास्तु मंत्र मस्या: प्रकीर्त्तितम् | कामेश्वर्यास्तु वा मंत्रं पूजनेहस्याः प्रकीर्त्तितम् || (का.पु.)
According to the legends, once a demon called Bhima lived with his mother Karkati in the dense forests of Dakini, on the lofty ranges of the Sahaydris. It is said that Bhima was so cruel that everyone was scared of him. But what tormented Bhima was his curiosity regarding his own existence. One day, Bhima urged his mother to tell him who his father was and why had he abandoned them in the wilderness of the forest. His mother revealed that he was the son of Kumbhakarna, the younger brother of the mighty King Ravana – the King of Lanka. Bhima’s mother Kartaki also told him that Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Lord Rama annihilated Kumbhakarna. This infuriated Bhima and he vowed to avenge Lord Vishnu. Bhima performed severe penance to please Lord Brahma. The compassionate creator was pleased by the dedicated devotee and granted him immense prowess. With so much power,
Bhima began to cause havoc in the three worlds. He defeated King Indra and conquered the heavens. He also defeated a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva – Kamrupeshwar and put him in the dungeons. All this angered the Gods and they along with Lord Brahma beseeched Lord Shiva to come for their rescue to which Lord Shiva agreed. Tyrant Bhima asked Kamrupeshwar to worship him instead of Lord Shiva. When Kamrupeshwar refused, Bhima raised his sword to strike the Shiva Linga. But as soon as he raised his sword, Lord Shiva appeared before him in full magnificence. Then the terrible war began. Holy sage Narad appeared and requested Lord Shiva to put an end to this war. It was then that Lord Shiva reduced the evil demon to ashes and thus concluded the saga of tyranny. All the Gods and the holy sages present there requested Lord Shiva to make this place his abode. Lord Shiva thus manifested himself in the form of the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga. It is believed that the sweat that poured forth from Lord Shiva’s body after the battle formed the Bhimarathi River.
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