Bhimashankar Temple, Bhimashankar
Bhimashankar Temple is perched at the top of a hill in a small village called Bhorgiri. Owing to the presence of sacred Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva, Bhimashankar temple remains crowded with devotees. According to the historical records, the temple is built at the same place where Lord Shiva took a Rudra avatar to kill a wicked demon, Tripurasura, who wanted to destroy all the three locks: Heaven, Hell, and Netherworld (Patal). After the fearful war, Lord Shiva rested for some time in the Sahayadri mountains. It was then Bhima River was originated from the sweat of Lord Shiva. Gupt Bhimashankar, Hanuman Lake, Mokshakund Teertha and Kamalja Mata Temple are some of the other religious places around Bhimashankar.