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).
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 ...View more
ame 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.
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.Picture Courtesy : commons.wikimedia.org
Timings : 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
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.
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.
Trimbak, Dist Nashik, Maharashtra - 422212
Direct Taxi, Autorickshaws, and Buses ply between Nashik Road and Trimbakeshwar Bus Stand.
Rudra Abhishek, Crown Darshan
Prasad and Water from Godavari for abhishek
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.
January - Nivruttinath Yatra
February - Godavari Day
March - Mahashivaratri
November - Rathayatra of Trimbakeshwar God
Sinhastha Kumbha Mela : Once in 12 Years
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