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
Direct Taxi, Autorickshaws, and Buses ply between Nashik Road and Trimbakeshwar Bus Stand.
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.
Rudra Abhishek, Crown Darshan
Prasad and Water from Godavari for abhishek