Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is located near Pune, Maharashtra .
There lived a demon named Bhima in the forests of Dakini in the dense forests of Sahaydri. He was the son of mighty Kumbhakarna whom Lord Shri Ram had killed. In order to take the revenge of his father’s death he started worshipping Lord Brahma for boons. Lord Brahma, pleased by his penance blessed him with immense powers which turned out to be a great mistake. He created havoc in all the three worlds with his powers and even conquered Lord Indra’ s throne.
Lord Shiva came down to earth upon the request of all Gods. A tremendous battle was fought between both of them. The battle continued for a long period. Sage Narada requested Lord Shiva to kill Bhima as soon as possible.
Lord Shiva produced fire by his loud roar. In a very short time the fire spread to the whole forest. All the demons including Bhima were burnt to death. The deities and the sages arrived there. They requested Lord Shiva to remain there. Lord Shiva accepted their request and established himself in the form of Bhima Shankar Jyotirlinga.