India is known for it's rich history and heritage, among many others. And thus, home to some of the most fascinating and stupendous temples.
Now, there are a plethora of temples in India exuberating history and Bhīmāshankar Temple can be counted amongst the best of them. It is a Jyotirlinga shrine located at about 110KMs from Pune, road to which is a delight to witness, and if you love driving, like I do, you will enjoy driving your way to the top - the Temple.
Long ago, on the ranges of Sahyadris, lived an evil demon - Bhīmā. As legend has it, humanity and kindness shivered in the face of him, no one dared to cross his path, and even the Gods were equally feared. Upon knowing of his father's (Kumbhakarna) death by the hands of Lord Vishnu (in his incarnation has Lord Rama), he vowed revenge, and defeated King Indra and conquered heavens. Seeing him rake havoc, Gods implored Lord Shiva to aid them in defeating Bhīmā. Now if legends are to be believed, a great war began between the two, and was ended with Bhīmā getting turned into ash, upon Narada's request to Lord Shiva. Everyone present there requested Lord Shiva to make that place his abode, and thus he manifested himself in the form of Bhīmāshankar Jyotirlingam. More on the temple here.