Friday, March 29, 2019

Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik

Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik

All over India, there is a total of 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik is one of them. Trimbakeshwar is an ancient temple where numerous devotees visit throughout the year from different regions of India and abroad. Many of them land here for special puja vidhi such as Kaalsarp dosh nivaran, Mangal dosh nivaran, Pitra dosh nivaran, Narayan nagbali puja, Mahamrityunjay puja, Rudra Abhishek, etc. If you are in Nashik then you should not miss this place. Come and visit this holy place of Lord Shiva.
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Trimbakeshwar Temple (Image source:

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Trimbakeshwar Temple is located at a distance of 40 km from Nashik Road railway station in Trimbak town of Trimbakeshwar tehsil in Nashik. Well connected by road, this is easily accessible through any vehicle. Several buses and private taxis also run frequently from various parts of the city to the Trimbakeshwar.

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About the temple:

This temple is situated at the foothills of Bramhagiri mountain which is the origin of Godavari River or Gautami Ganga. Built by third Peshwa Balaji Bajirao this ancient temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, manufactured of black stones in a spacious area.  Amazingly the jyotirlinga here in Trimbakeshwar is unique and different from all other jyotirlingas in other temples of Lord Shiva. There is no Shiva linga but a hole which has three stones of thumb shape at equal distance in the circular way of hole representing the three Hindu deities Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva hence the name of the temple is Trimbakeshwar.

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Trimbakeshwar temple timing:

This temple is open from 5:30 am to 9:00 pm. Whenever you visit this temple you will find the crowd and long queues but you may finish visiting Trimbakeshwar temple within 1-3 hours depending on the day time you choose. During a festive season like Shravan month or another festival period, you may have to wait for 4-5 hours in long queues. VIP passes also available for quick darshan but that will also take time when the number of devotees increases. Cost for VIP pass- Rs. 200 per person.

Best time to visit Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik:

You can visit this temple throughout the year but I would suggest visiting this place in monsoon or winter season because in that period the weather is quite good and during the summer season you sweat like hell. During monsoon, with the lower cloud touching the mountain this is the place not less than a heaven. I just love it in the Monsoon.

Surrounding of Trimbakeshwar temple, Nashik:

Trimbakeshwar temple is surrounded by several small shops and restaurants nearby offering various religious books, CDs, toys, handmade decorative items, and veg food, etc. You will find devotees feeding grass to the cows wandering in front of the main entrance of the temple, this is considered auspicious deed. Street vendors offering a bunch of grass are skilled enough to turn devotees their customers and thus they make business.

Sightseeing near Trimbakeshwar temple:

  • Bramhagiri Hill:
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    Brahmagiri Hill
    This is the origin of the Godavari River and a small temple built for Gangadwar on the peak of this mountain. Monsoon is the best period to visit this place as you will witness amazing natural beauty around. Clouds are embracing Bramhagiri hill with you, this is a wonderful experience there.  But beware of strong winds on the top of the hill. You will see huge crowds trekking Bramhagiri Hill during the rainy season and enjoying the scenic beauty. The trekking video is added below.

  • Kushavarta kund:
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    Kushavarta Kund
    Kushavarta kund, located at 5 minutes of walking distance from Trimbakeshwar temple, is a sacred pond through which Godavari River flows and goes ahead towards Panchvati. During Kumbhmela in Nashik Saints and other devotees take a holy dip or bath here in Kushavarta.
  • Street market near the temple:  There are several small shops near to the temple which deals in various handmade home decorative items and toys; you must have a look there. 

Have you visited this temple? If yes then share your experience with us. If planning for a trip to the Trimbakeshwar temple and have some queries then drop your questions here.