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Trimbakeshwar Jyothirlingam Temple

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Introduction to Trimbakeshwar Temple:

Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the Jyothirlingams and is located in the town of Trimbak, Nasik district, Maharashtra. The sacred river of Godavari flows near the temple. Kusavarta is the starting point of the river, which is close to the temple premises. This is one of the temples of India, which signifies the unity of the Trinity, Lord Brahma , Lord Vishnu , and Lord Shiva. The three Lingams represent the trinity, hence the name Triambakeshwar. It is considered as one of the significant temples of Maharashtra and is visited by a lot of devotees.

History and Legend of Trimbakeshwar Temple:

Trimbakeshwar Temple

The legend of this temple is linked to the river Godavari, which is believed to be the manifestation of Goddess Ganga. It is one of the sacred rivers of India. The name Triambkeshwar is thus enfolding the Holy Trinity, which is represented in the form of Shiva Lingams . The temple is also associated with the chronicles of Sage Gautama, a strong devotee of Lord Shiva, who was instrumental in ending the famine due to his immense piety. The crown of this temple was installed by the Pandavas and later renovated by the Maratha rulers. The temple had plenty of jewels and valuables, which were stolen by the Mughals and the British. The diamond of Lord Shiva, which was installed on the Lingam, is also believed to have been stolen by the British.

The Architecture of Trimbakeshwar Temple:

The temple is much admired for its stunning architecture. It is one of the oldest temples of India, which was built during the pre-Vedic age. It is located between three hills, namely, Brahmagiri, Nilagiri, and Kotagiri. However, the temple was reconstructed by the Peshwa of Maharashtra. The Lingam in this shrine is said to be “Suyambu”, or self-manifested. The temple has three different Lingams, which denote the holy trinity, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva, The temple pond is called Amritavarshini, which is located inside the shrine. A huge statue of Shiva has been installed in the temple tank, which is one of the attractions of this temple. The temple has several shrines inside for Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Lord Ganesha. There are several images for deities like Gangadevi, Jaleswara, Rameswara, Gautameswara, Parasurama, Rama, Krishna, and Lakshmi Narayana. The temple also has monasteries and samadhis (the shrines housing the mortal remains of saints).

Festivals Related to Trimbakeshwar Temple:

Simhastha Kumbha Mela is celebrated in the town of Nasik, where it is celebrated once in twelve years. There are many festivals celebrated in this temple. Among them, Shiva Ratri and Navaratri are highly celebrated, where all the ten days are filled with a lot of celebrations.

Benefits of Trimbakeshwar Temple:

Many devotees visit this temple to get a peaceful mindset. It is one of the shrines which bestows salvation and curbs the birth-death cycle of the devotees. Spiritually it is an enlightening experience. Worshipping here is believed to fulfill one's desires.

How to reach Trimbakeshwar Temple:
By Air

The nearest international airport is in the city of Mumbai. This is both a national and international airport, with a lot of modern facilities.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is in Nasik, which is very close to the temple premises. People can resort to local transport from the railway station to the temple.

By Road

The city of Nasik is well connected to most of the cities. Local transport is available in plenty. The city offers frequent bus services and connects to most of the important cities.

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