Among the different places near Bhimashankar temple in Pune, Maharashtra, some of the notable temples are Gupt Bhimashankar Temple, Sakshi Ganapati Temple as well as Kamalaja Devi Temple.
A small trekking path from the Bhimashankar Temple will lead you to this destination among the places near Bhimashankar Temple. The Linga is on the banks of a waterfall and has greenery around. The word ‘Gupt’ means ‘hidden’ and devotees believe that the original lingam was discovered at this site. Hence, it is a popular attraction for tourists and pilgrims alike.
Sakshi Ganapati Temple
The Temple is 2 km away from the Bhimashankar Temple. The Ganapati here is “Sakshi” because he is the witness to the visit of the pilgrims to the Jyotirlinga. Therefore, he keeps the attendance of whoever visits the Bhimashankar shrine. The Pilgrims visit this temple to show their presence to the Lord Ganapati and Lord Shiva.
Kamalaja Devi Temple
The Temple is for Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva in the Buldhana district. She helped the Lord in his battle against the demons. Also, She sits on the Lotus in this temple, which faces south. Navratri is a major festival that the temple celebrates with devotion and enthusiasm.