Being one of the twelve seats
of Lord Siva, several treatises are enshrining the glory of this kshetra and
there is no dearth of literature,
nor historicity is bereft of adequate evidence. Sacred works like Siva purana,
Koti Rudrasamhita, Tatak yatra, Bhimashankara Mahatmya and devotional literature
embody elaborate accounts of this thirtha kshetra in addition to inscriptional
evidence in the form of Sanads made from time to time by the rulers of Maharashtra.