Trimbakeshwar, also known as Trambakeshwar,
is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in the
village of Trimbak in the Nashik district of Maharashtra at a distance of
approximately 240 kilometers from Pune. The temple of Trimbakeshwar is the main
attraction in this village and therefore, the village itself is now known as
Trimbakeshwar’s claim to fame is that the temple here has one of the 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to lord Shiva with this one being the main Jyotirlinga. It is also located at the source of the longest river in the peninsular region, Godavari, which is also considered one of the most sacred rivers in the Hindu religion. Also, Trimbakeshwar is believed to be the birth place of Lord Ganesha. The Simhasta Kumbh Mela is held in Trimbakeshwar every 12 years, when millions of devotees travel from all over the country to take a dip in the Godavari River, believing that it will help them wash away their sins.
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Jyotirlingam Temple: Needless to say, when one is travelling to
Trimbakeshwar, this is a must visit temple for every devotee. Its beautiful
architecture and aesthetic appeal will make you want to stay there a little
The temple is very artistically designed in its own unique way. It is built
with black stones. The porch is decorated with beautifully decorated pillars
and carved arches. The most distinctive feature of this temple is that the
Jyotirlinga of Shiva over here has three faces each of which signifies Lord
Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Ashrams: There are a few beautiful ashrams located in and near Trimbakeshwar like the Gajanan Maharaj Ashram which is located in the Shegaon area and the Swami Samarth Ashram which is walking distance from the Trimbakeshwar Temple. So, if you are looking for some peace of mind, these places should be on the top of your to-do list.
Panchwati and Anjaneri: There are a number of beautiful towns and villages to visit near Trimbakeshwar like Panchwati which is also located on the banks of the river Godavari and is considered sacred as per Hindu mythology. The village of Anjaneri is yet another place with great significance as it is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The Brahmagiri Hill, the origin of the Godavari River, is considered to be the hill of Lord Brahma. The Ram-Krishna Tirtha is also located near Trimbakeshwar just a few steps down from the Gorakhnath Gupha.
Other Spiritual Places: Apart from the Trimbakeshwar temple there are other temples and Guphas that one must visit in Trimbakeshwar. These include the Gorakhnath Gupha which you can find as you are ascending the Brahmagiri hills, the Kedareshwar Temple which is situated in the Kushavarta region of Trimbakeshwar and the Sant Nivrutti Nath Samadhi Mandir.
Insider’s Tip: Wallets are not allowed inside most temple premises, so make sure that you leave them back in your hotel room.
Avoid visiting this place during summers as temperature approaches 44 degrees. The ideal time to visit Trimbakeshwar is during October to March.