Shree Moteshwar Mahadev, also known as Shree Bheem Shankar Mahadev, is
an abobe of Lord
Shiva in Kashipur. This place was known as the Dakini
State in ancient days.
Kashipur (Govishn) is a historic place in Nainital district. Around
1 km away is a place known as Ujjanak. This is where Lord Shiva
is situated in his full face as a Jyotirlingam known as Bheem Shankar.
This is the Bheem Shankar Jyotirlingam.
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Timings: 6:00 AM to 12:00 Noon & 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The primary deity worshiped is Shiva. Other deities are Parvati,
Ganesha Hanuman, Kali, Bhairo
Shree Moteshwar (Bheema Shankar) Mahadev is in the Ujjanak area of
Kashipur which is around 3 km from the Kashipur bus station.
Kashipur is well connected by road with all major cities of North
India and is linked to Delhi, Lucknow, Moradabad, Ramnagar and
Varanasi by train.JAI BHOLE KI
The nearest airport is at
Pantnagar which is about 72 km from
Main article: Kashipur, _Uttarakhand
Kashipur was known as Govishan or Govisana during the time of Harsha
(606–647 AD), when
Xuanzang (631–641 AD) visited this
region. The ruins of the large settlement of those days are still near
the city. Kashipur is named after Kashinath Adhikari, the founder
of the township and governor of the pargana, one of the officers of
Chand Kings of Kumaon in the 16th-17th century.
Poet Gumani wrote a poem on this town. Girital and Drona sagar are
well-known spots and are associated with the story of the Pandavas.
The Chaiti mela is the best known fair of Kashipur. Today Kashipur
is an important industrial township. In autumn (after monsoon) one can
see the snowclad peaks of Trishul and its surroundings.
According to the Shiv Puran Bhima Shankar Jyotirlingam is in Kamroop.
After seeing historic and spiritual books, it is called the place of
Bheem Shankar Jyotirlingam. The reason for this is after looking to
many of the spiritual books we come to know that this place was known
In Mahabharata time this place was also known as Dakini. This was the
reason Adi Shankaracharaya has illustrated the place by saying
"Dakiniyam Bhimashankaram". Its existence is also described by Kalidas
in his "Raghuvansh". Hence we have to believe that this is the Kamroop
Desh. The reason for the name
Dakini is the forests which has gone
Nepal consisted a Hidimba named devil which took
Dakini Yoni and got married with the victorious
PandavaBhushan BheemSen. She was a
Dakini but as she lived in a devil
posture she was called a Devil.
The lingam of this temple is very large and touching the whole ling
with two human hands is impossible. This kind of lingam is not present
in any other part of the country. It is believed that it rises and
till now it has reached second floor. After seeing many facts we can
say this temple was built around 302 AD. It include a BharavNath
temple and a Kund known as ShivGanga Kund; in front of this kund is
the river Kosi. West is a temple of Maa Jagdamba Bhagwati Balsundari,
and every year in month of chaitra a huge fair is organized here. A
place known as kila describes the historic nes of this temple. This is
the kila where Guru Dronacharya gave teaching to Kaurava and Pandava
Guru dronacharya motivated Bheemsen to reconstruct this temple which
later was known as Bheem Shankar. Shravan Kumar rested here. West to
this kila is Dronasagar which was also built by pandavas for their
guru Dronacharya. The lingam is too fat so people here named it
Shree Moteshwar (Bheema Shankar) Mahadev is regarded as one of the 12
Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Information about this temple is also
referred in Mahabharat
Shiv Manokamna Kund is adjacent to the temple.
There is a
Bhimashankar Temple near
Pune in Maharashtra, which was
also referred to as Daakini country and considered as one of the
Jyotirlinga. Bhimshankar temple near Guwahati, Assam is the
jyotirlinga according to Sivapuran. According to "Linga Puran",
Bhimshankar Temple at Bhimpur near
Rayagada Distrist in
South Orissa is debated as one of the Jyotirling, which is at the
western part of the holy Mahendragiri mountains and at the river.
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The river flowing besides the Moteshwar Maha Dev Temple of Kashipur
(Uttarakhand) is locally known as Bahela and not Kosi which is about
09 km eastward to this place near village Patti Sultanpur on the
NH 74 i.e. the Baz pur Road heading towards Rud