Brushing aside the claims, like that the real Bhimashankar is enshrined
in the Kamarupa country i.e. the present Assam, not the one found at
Bhuvanagiri village in the Poona district of Maharashtra state; or it is in that
Dakini country now in the Nainital district, but not this one in Maharashtra, and
leaving such arguments to ivory tower pundits, if we enter the hill temple at
Bhimashankar, the All-Compassionate Lord Siva gleams into our sight and fills
our souls with anugraha infinite making our countenances beam with joy
The Mulavirat of the temple situated atop the Sahyadri hills is
one of the dwadasa jyothirlingas and has a glittering past and ineffable glory.
This archamurthis has had a splendid past and is conceived of taking rest after
Tripurantaka samhara on granting the request of his stay here to the gods who
congregated to pour out their ecstatic joy over the death of that lokakantaka
and express their gratitude. It is indeed magnificent to look at him though his
form was roudra in its intensity and strength in totality. It has many other
plus points that have been luring Saivites in particular and theists in general
since that act of killing Tripura for universal peace.