Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple

Trimbakeshwar is an ideal place for nature lovers and this will also be a spiritual getaway. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling temple in Nashik is home to one of the most famous and unique jyotirlings of Lord Shiva.

Trimbakeshwar village is 28 kms away from Nashik. Anjaneri Mountain, the birth place of Lord Hanuman is also situated at a distance of 7 kms. Various transport facilities are also available here.

History

The town Trimbak is called as Trimbakeshwar after the temple of Lord Shiva. Linga of Trimbakeshwar temple has three faces which symbolize Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

This ancient Hindu temple is built completely using black stones and has a spire topped with a golden trident. The Trimbakeshwar temple is located between three hills – Brahmagiri, Nilagiri and Kalagiri, 3000 feet above sea level.

The temple was built by the third Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao between (1740-1760). You will see pillars and walls of temple carved. The walls are sculpted with floral designs and figures of various gods and goddesses.

There is big idol of Nandi in Mandap area of temple. The mythological story regarding the origin of river Godavari states that the river Godavari originates from the hill of Brahmagiri. However, it disappears from hill and reappears in Kunda near temple.

The Kumbh Mela is held once in 12 years in Trimbkeshwar. Millions of devotees visit during Kumbh Mela and take a holy dip in Godavari to wash their sins. Being a Shiv temple, the festival of Shivratri is celebrated grandly in Trimbakeshawar.

This place is famous for various religious vidhis like Kalsarpa Shanti, Tripindi Vidhi & Narayan Nagbali. Narayanbali is performed only in Trimbakeshwar for three days. Trimbakeshwar town has large number of Brahmins with their ashrams and muths.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit is during Monsoon and Winter which is between June to February.

Being surrounded by hills, it will be a pleasure to watch the nature and feel it at the fullest.

As the town is very small, you can easily take a walk to visit nearby places.

Trimbakeshwar History

How to reach

By Air – The nearest airport is Ojhar Nashik International airport.

By Train – Nearest Railway Station is Nashik Road which is approximately 40 kms away.

By Road – It is just 28 kms away from Nashik City

This famous temple is at a distance 240.2 kms from Pune and 171.9 kms from Mumbai.

Local cuisine / Accommodation

There are several budget-friendly lodges available near temple area ranging from Rs. 500 to Rs. 3500 per night.

For food, you will find Punjabi and south Indian food apart from Maharashtrian food.

Closest Tourist Places to visit

There are many places to visit from Trimbakeshwar like Shirdi (123.8 kms), Sula Vineyard (23 kms), Panchavati (30 kms). There are private buses available for Shirdi and many local cabs are also available.

Do’s & Dont’s

  • There are many facilities available for food, accommodation and travelling so there is no need to worry. People are also friendly.
  • Carry cash with yourself. Due to network issues, most of the local shops and taxi drivers accept only cash.
  • If you are going to visit it in winter then must carry warm clothes. The weather became extremely cold during morning and evenings.

Conclusion

This Trimbakeshwar in Nashik is worth to visit because you will feel sacred once you enter in the town. There are many trekking points also and many places to visit nearby. For a short trip of 2 to 3 days it is an ideal place. Food and accommodation are also budget friendly.

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