Trimbakeshwar Temple

Trimbakeshwar Temple

Maharashtra, Nashik

Shrine: Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga

Located in the Nashik District, Maharashtra, Trimbakeshwar or Tryambakeshwar is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao (Nanasaheb).

Origin: Present Day Temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao. The construction began in 1755 and finished in the year 1786.

Legend

According to the legends, Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu once had an argument regarding their supremacy. Lord Shiva pierced the three worlds with a huge endless pillar of light, the jyotirlinga, to test Brahma and Vishnu. Shiva asked Brahma and Vishnu to find the end of the Jyotirlinga to prove their supremacy. Both went to find the end of the Jyotirlinga. Eventually, Brahma lied that he had found out the end, while Vishnu conceded his defeat. When came to know the lie of Brahma, Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he would never find a place in ceremonies, while Vishnu would be worshipped till the end of time. The jyotirlingas are the shrines, where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light.Trimbakeshwar is one of the 12 Shrines. Trimbakeshwar is unique as it is the only shrine that has faces of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, embodied in one Jyotirlinga. The jewelled crown on the Linga is said to be from the age of Pandavas.

This Temple is part of famous Maha Kumbh Mela  and  12 Jyotirlinga Darsan Yatra.

Architecture

The black stoned temple is built in Nagara style of architecture. A mandapam with doors on four sides is located right before the inner sanctum. The doorways are decorated with arches and pillars. The temple, as with many hindu temples, features archaic sculptures of various human and divine figures.

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Darsan Info

The temple is open from 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Women are not allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum.
The visit is to be completed only on visiting the temple, the Kushavarta Kund, and Brahmagiri.
Crown Darshan is organised only on Mondays from 4-5 PM

Darsan Dresscode: Dress code may vary as per the rituals you wish to perform. There is no dress-code for those who don't wish to visit the inner sanctum. Mobile phones and cameras are not allowed inside the temple. Mostly, men are supposed to wear dhoti and Kanduwa (towel) for abhishek.

Culture

The town was ruled over by Peshwas and they gave immense significance to learning scriptures and rituals. Trimbakeshwar is a place of ancient wisdom. Although, Marathi language is dominant here, it's not surprising to find people, who can speak Sanskrit just as fluently.  Trimbak is a place that still follows vedic culture. Religious piety is one of the main cornerstones of the culture, in and around Trimbakeshwar.

Language Spoken: Marathi,Hindi

Location and Contact

Trimbak, Dist Nashik, Maharashtra - 422212

Contact Number : (+91) 2594234070 (+91) 9371004172

Ways to Reach

Direct Taxi, Autorickshaws, and Buses ply between Nashik Road and Trimbakeshwar Bus Stand.

Additional Info

  • Hotel Sahyadri: (+91) 2594 233 534, (+91) 2594 233 534
    Hotel Midtown Inn: (+91) 97620 01710, (+91) 97620 01710
    Hotel Shivanand: (+91) 2594 234 050, (+91) 2594 234 050
    Hotek Krushna Inn: (+91) 2594 234 008, (+91) 2594 234 008
    MTDC Guest House: 1800 22 99301800 22 9930
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Climate

Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 31.6oC 36.4oC 28.5oC 29.6oC
Min-Temparture 13oC 24oC 20.5oC 14.6oC

Temple Rituals

Rudra Abhishek, Crown Darshan

Special Rituals

Pitru Dosha Shanti Pooja Nag Bali (Only performed here) KalSarp Yoga Shanti Pooja Tripindi Shradh Mahamrityunjay Yagya At the time of Simhasta (Sun in Leo), every 12 years, a Kumbhmela is held here. Lakhs of people take a holy dip in Kushavarta Kund. Jyotirlinga darshan is believed to rid one of all difficulties and eating the holy offering (prasad) made to the Lingas, one gets rid of all the sins immediately.

Pooja Timing

The temple is open for pooja from 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Regular Offerings

Prasad and Water from Godavari for abhishek

Festivals

January - Nivruttinath Yatra
February - Godavari Day
March - Mahashivaratri
November - Rathayatra of Trimbakeshwar God

Sinhastha Kumbha Mela : Once in 12 Years





  • Near Bus Stand

  • Trimbakeshwar
  • Nearby Airport

  • Nasik
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Nashik Road
  • Taxi Stand

  • Trimbakeshwar Taxi Stand

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