Trimbakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple situated in Trimbak town of Trimbakeshwar tehsil of Nasik district of Maharashtra, India. This temple is located 28km from Nashik city and 40km from Nashik road. The Trimbakeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva, which is considered as the most sacred and real in India.
It is believed that there is a tremendous practice of feeding the green fodder to the cows. The journey from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar temple is 35 kilometres. Before entering this temple, the passengers’ bath in Kushavtar Kund. Here every Monday “Palaki” of Lord Trimbakeshwar is taken out. The carvings of the temple are very delightful. A river named Ahilya is found, confluences with the Godavari. It is said that the couple wished to attain children at this confluence site. The beauty surrounding the temple is refreshing and rejuvenating.
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If you want to go inside the temple without getting in the queue, you will have to pay fifteen rupees per person. For the entry, you have to pay the money separately here. After this, you can make an entry in the temple anointing and enjoy the blessings of Lord Trimbakeshwar.
The most unusual feature of this Jyothirling is that it has three main auspices, one Lord Brahma, one Lord Vishnu and one Lord Shiva. Due to excessive use of water, this Shivalinga has started to be destroyed. It is said that this degradation symbolizes the changing nature of human society. A gemstone crown is placed around this “Ling” which is placed above the gold mask of Tridev (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh). It is said that this crown is from the time of Pandavas, in which diamonds, emeralds and many precious gems have been inserted. This crown is shown only on Mondays from 4 pm to 5 pm. This temple is situated in the foothills of Brahmagiri Mountain.
History of Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga
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- History of Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga
- Architecture of Trimbakeshwar Temple
- Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling Story
- How to reach Trimbakeshwar Mahadev ?
- Festivals Celebrated at Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga
- Best time to visit Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.
This ancient temple was rebuilt by the third Peshwa Balaji i.e. Nana Saheb Peshwa. The restoration of this temple began in 1755, which ended 31 years later in 1786. According to the information, about 16 lakh rupees were spent in the construction of this magnificent ancient temple, which was considered to be a huge amount at that time.
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Architecture of Trimbakeshwar Temple
The grand building of the Trimbakeshwar temple is a classic example of the Indus-Aryan style. The greatest feature of Trimbakeshwar is that in this Jyothirlinga, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are all three are visible. The temple is made of black stones look very beautiful. Within the temple, there is a sanctum sanctorum after which only Argha of Shiva can is visible. If seen carefully, there are three “Lingams” of one inch each. These “Lingams” are considered to be the incarnations of Tridev Brahma-Vishnu and Mahesh. According to Shiva Purana, there are seven hundred wide stairs to reach the top of the Brahmagiri Mountain. After climbing these stairs you arrive ‘Ramkund’ and ‘Laxmankund’ on reaching the top of the peak. In the twelve Jyotirlingas of Shiva, Shri Trimbakeshwar has been given the tenth place. The architecture of the temple is very attractive. In this Panchkoshi of this various puja’s are done. They are organized by the devotees to complete different desires.
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling Story
Gautama Rishi was kind sage and he used to feed neighbouring sages in the evening. According to the myths, the Trimand used to be the apex of Gautama Rishi. In an incident, he killed a cow, who was actually Goddess Parvati’s friend, Jaya. To get rid of the sin of cow slaughter, Gautam Rishi performed harsh recitation of Shiva and requested for a boon that river Ganga to be directed near him. Being pleased with his austerities, Shiva directed the south of river Ganga aka the Godavari here.
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With the arrival of Godavari, after accepting the prayer by Gautam Rishi, Shivaji accepted to establish in this temple. Because Shiva is also known as Trinetra, due to his presence there, this place was known as Trimbak (three eyes). Trimbakeshwar Maharaj, like Ujjain and Omkareshwar, is also considered to be the main temple of this village, so on every Monday the “Palaki” of Trimbakeshwar is taken out to the city to know.
It is said that the river Godavari used to disappear from Brahmagiri mountain. To prevent this, Gautam Rishi tied the Godavari with the help of a Kusha. Since then there is always water in this “Kund”. This Kund is known as Kushavarta Shrine.
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How to reach Trimbakeshwar Mahadev ?
Travelling to Trimbakeshwar is through Nasik, which is well connected with rail and road from every region of India.
To go by air, Aurangabad airport are nearby. Trimbakeshwar village is very close to Nasik. Nasik is connected to the entire country by rail, road and air route. You can take bus, auto or taxi to Trimbakeshwar from there by reaching Nasik.
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The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The main pooja here is the “Rudra Abhishek”. It is a sacrament where Panchamrut Pooja is extended to Lord Trimbakeshwar with mantra to accomplish the wishes of devotees. This pooja allows prosperity, happiness and removes negativity from one’s life. The following “Abhishek” can be performed:
- Rudra Abhishek
- Laghu Rudra Abhishek
- Maha Rudra Abhishek
Festivals Celebrated at Trimbakeshwar Shiv Jyotirlinga
- Sinhastha Kumbha Mela – Once in twelve years when Jupiter is in Leo
- Godavari day –the first twelve days of the bright moon.
- Nivrutti Natha festival
- Rathayatra of Trimbakeshwar – On the full moon day of the month Kartika, called Tripuri Paurnima
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Best time to visit Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.
- November to February. This is the perfect time to visit Trimbakeshwar because the weather is pleasant and the temperature is between 7 and 32 degrees Celsius.
- As in March to June the months are quite hot and heat is unbearable. June to October gives you a beautiful view and grass is lush green, this region doesn’t receive much rainfall thus is apt for travel.
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