Trimbakeshwar Temple is the most popular and most visited excursion near the Nashik city of Maharashtra. It is situated in the Trimbak village, which lies at a distance of approximately 36 km from Nashik. One of the main attractions of the Trimbakeshwar Temple is that it is regarded as the main Jyotirlinga, amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas situated in India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and serves as the venue of the main pujas (worship rituals) done in India, namely Narayan Nagbali, Tripindi and Kalsarpa.
It has been built as per the Indo Aryan style and has been beautifully
adorned with idols and sculptures, comprising the figures of humans,
animals as well as yakshas. Encircling the Trimbakeshwar Temple is a
colossal wall, made out of stone. In the path that leads to the temple
is a large statue of a bull and one enters the sanctum sanctorum, the
marble idol of Nandi Bull, the vehicle of Lord Shiva, comes into view.
The Jyotirlingam is situated right in the center of the garbagriha and
from here, River Ganges trickles constantly throughout the year.
Trimbakeshwar Temple serves as the venue of the Triyambak Kumbhamela,
which takes place every twelve years for Shaivites (people who worship
Lord Shiva). The Jyotirlinga at Trimbak has a very unique feature,
unlike that of the eleven other Jyotirlingas. It comprises of three
faces, representing the Hindu Trinity of Gods - Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu
and Lord Mahesh (Shiva). Situated near the mandir is the Gangasagar
bathing tank, a dip in which is supposed to wash away all the sins of a
Situated at the foothills of Brahmagiri Mountain, Trimbakeshwar Temple
has the Godavari River flowing near it. It is believed that anyone who
visits the temple attains salvation from the world. The temple is also
regarded as the most sacred place to perform the Shraddha ceremony of
the deceased soul. The present structure of the temple was built by Baji
Rao Peshwa, in the year 1730. since that time, Trimbakeshwar Temple has
been attracting devotees as well as tourists from remotest corners of
India as well as the world.