Category: Riligious, Historic
Bhimasankar Jyotirlinga is located at Pamohi Dakini Hill under Kamrup district of Assam. Dakini is the name of a bird whose statue we observe in the main gate of the Temple.
Dakini was a bird who gave sense of upcoming danger. It is situated at Garbhanga Reserve Forest. People believe that Lord Shiva had incarnated here to destroy a demon called Bhimasur. In last part of the twenty century the villagers worshipped here as a temple of Lord Shiva. But in the beginning of twenty first century, people began worshipping here as a famous Jyotilinga of India.
According to Shibapurana, Kumbhakarna (brother of Ravana) was in love with Karkati, and Bhimasur was their only son. Karkati told Bhima, that her husband and his father was killed by Ram in the great war. This infuriated Bhima and he vowed to avenge Lord Vishnu. To achieve this he embarked on a severe penance to please Lord Brahma. The compassionate creator was pleased by the dedicated devotee and granted him immense powers. This was a terrible mistake that Brahma did. The evil tyrant caused havoc in the three worlds. He defeated King Indra and conquered the heavens. He also defeated a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva - Kamarupeshwar and put him in the dungeons. He started torturing Rishies and Sadhus. All this angered the Gods. They all along with Lord Brahma beseeched Lord Shiva to come for their rescue. Lord Shiva consoled the Gods and agreed to rescue them from the tyrant. On the other hand, Bhima insists and orders Kamarupeshwara to worship him instead of Lord Shiva. When Kamarupeshwara denied doing that and refused to do pooja to him, tyrant Bhima raised his sword to strike the Shiva Linga, to which Kamarupeshwar was doing abhishekam and pooja. As soon as Bhima managed to raise his sword, Lord Shiva appeared before him in all his magnificence. Then the terrible war began. But then the holy sage Narada 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 Jyotirlingam.
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The area of Bhimashankar is naturally attractive. There is full flow of natural stream surrounded by the hills. There is great opportunity of trekking. It is also called Land of Refreshment. There is also a temple of Lord Ganesha.
Places to visit nearby Bhimashankar :
Assam is a charming land with heart warming people. It is one of the Seven Sister states in the North East of India. It is encircled by the remaining Sister states Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh and another state West Bengal. Moreover, the countries Bangladesh and Bhutan share the international borders with this state.
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