Trimbakeshwar (Nashik) - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism
Trimbakeshwar is one of 12 jyotirlingas situated in Trimbak town near Nashik.
Nashik District, Maharashtra, India.
Trimbakeshwar is one of 12 jyotirlingas situated all over India. The symbol of Lord Shiva i.e. Shivalingais installed in the sanctum. The present structure of the temple was built between 1740-1760 in the village Trimbak, by Third PeshwaBalajiBajirao. The structure of the temple is very elegant and rich. Entrances have deepamalas (pillars to hold lamps). There is a big idol of Nandi in the hall or mandap area of the temple. The walls and pillars in the temple have beautiful carvings. The mythological significance of this place is KumbhaMela. Circumambulation around the temple and Brahmagiri hill are considered a religious ritual to be followed by devotees.
A legendary mythological story narrates the origin of the river Godavari and about the temple. The temple has numerous smaller shrines in the vicinity and a large ritual water tank. The sacred river Godavari originates from the nearby hill called Brahmagiri. The belief is that the river disappears from the hill and reappears near the temple. There is an elaborately constructed Kunda, i.e. water tank considered as one of the most sacred spots other than the temple.
Trimbakeshwara is on ancient trade routes linking coastal ports with commercial centres like Nasik. The region of Trimbakeshwar is surrounded by rich tribal culture. Trimbakeshwar and tribal centres like Mokhada and Jawhar are well connected.
Trimbakeshwar is located in Nashik city and the temple is only 28 KM away from Nashik.
The average annual temperature is 24.1 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme in this region, and the temperature goes as low as 12 degrees Celsius.
The sun is very harsh during summers. The region gets more rain during summer than winters. The temperature during summer goes above 30 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall is around 1134 mm.
Things to do
Being located near Brahmagiri hill, there are various beautiful places where one can enjoy the beauty of nature. The architecture of this temple is beautiful.
Nearest tourist places
There are various places that a tourist can visit around here.
● Harihar Fort (13.5 KM)
● Anjaneri Fort (9.8 KM)
● Dugarwadi Waterfall (8.8 KM)
● Ganesh Waterfall (16.8 KM)
● Fort Vaghera (22.1 KM)
● Khadkhad Dam (47 KM)
● Brahmagiri Hill (3 KM)
Special food speciality and hotel
The region of Nashik is famous for its grapes. One can enjoy Wine here.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
Various accommodation facilities are available.
● Police Station Trimbakeshwar is the closest at a distance of 0.7 KM.
● Subdistrict Hospital is the closest at a distance of 0.4 KM.
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
● The temple opens at 5:30 A.M. and closes at 9:00 P.M.
● The temple can be visited throughout the year.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi and Marathi.
One of the holiest places that occupy a special position in the religious beliefs of every Hindu is Trimbakeshwar. One reason is that it is among the 12 ‘jyotirlingas’ dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located in the Trimbakeshwar taluka of Nashik district where the river Godavari originates at the adjacent hill of Brahmagiri, the place has both historical and mythological significance because of the presence of several caves which have had association with the ‘Nath’ sect. A circumambulation of this hill in the Hindu calendar month of Shravan is treated as an extremely pious act. The ‘Kumbh Mela’ which is the largest mass Hindu pilgrimage, is held here every twelve years and the next one will take place in July 2015.
State transport buses ply almost every 10 minutes from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar. The nearest railhead is Nashik Road, just 35 kilometers away. Accommodation facilities at Trimbakeshwar are ample with many hotels and budget lodges. Some of the ashramstoo provide simple staying arrangements at very affordable rates. Pure vegetarian food is available in several restaurants.
On the Brahmagiri slopes is a cave called Nivruttinath, named after the elder brother of Sant Jnaneshwar. It is believed that Nivruttinath got spiritual knowledge from his mentor in this particular cave. Trimbakeshwar has a large number of Brahmin households and is also a centre for Vedic ‘gurukuls’ (boarding schools where students learn the Vedas). It also has a number of ashrams devoted to Ashtanga Yoga, the Hindu art of living. It is also famous for lots of religious rituals such as Narayan Nagbali, Kalsarpa Shanti, Tripindi Vidhi, etc. Of these, the Narayan Nagbali ritual is performed only at Trimbakeshwar.