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Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple

Trimbakeshwar, also called as Trambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple, lies in the town of Trimbak of the district of Nasik in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. As one of the constituent 12 sacred Jyothirlingas, the circuit of Jyotirlinga is considered to be complete by paying a visit to this revered Shiva temple. The Linga in the temple has an outward appearance of a three faced structure consisting Tridev, Brahma, Vishu and Shiva. There is another Hindu belief and according to which it is said those who visit Trimbakeshwar attains salvation or Moksha. Trimbakeshwar is considered as one of the most sacred town in the country.

It is also believed that the river Godavari originates from the Brahmagiri hills in this very town and also the place is believed to be the birth place of Lord Ganesha, known as place of Tri-Sandhya Gayatri. There are several other mythological stories concerning Lord Shiva, Parvati, Lord Ganesha, the Ganga and Lord Brahma with the origin of the holy shrine of Trimbakeshwar.

This sanctified and holy place is believed to be the blessed and a perfect place to do Shradh ceremony, a Hindu ritual performed as a deed for the salvation of the soul.

In the temple, the day Monday is considered as a scared one and Shivratri the holy day of Shiva Puja is celebrated in a grad way, marking as the most important festival for the followers of the temple. The Goddess residing in the vey temple is called Trimbakeshwari. This temple was erected by Raju Balaji Baji Rao, who once ruled Maharashtra. Later on, many Maratha kings cam and contributed in several ways to improve the temple. In a close proximity to the temple, Papaharini Theertam is located, which serves as the place for the people to take bath before visiting the temple and is considered as a holy bath. It is believed that the place was being formed by river Godavari after falling from Brahmagiri.

The temple is located in a hill area called Sahyagiri. The premises of the temple is called Brahmagiri, and is also considered as the most sacred place of river Godavari, Brahma Sthalam. The Sun, Moon and Agni all forming the three eyes located at different direction on this Jyotirlinga. Inside the main linga, there are three more lingas, which are noticeable and are called as, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. There is a belief that, anybody who performs rituals and reciting prayers for this Jyothirlinga, is blessed for worshipping all these three Gods.

Nasik is just at a distance of 35 km from the temple. You can visit the temple through roadways the city is also well connected with train. And from Mumbai, it is just at a distance of 210 km. the nearest airprt is at Oghur at a distance of 16km from Nasik.

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