Trimbakeshwar town is an ancient Hindu Pilgrim centre located at the source of the Godavari River. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is the Linga in the temple is in the form of a three faced embodying Tridev, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva
The present temple was constructed by third Peshwa Balaji Bajirao (1740-1760) on the site of an old temple. Sant Nivruttinath, elder brother of Sant Dnyaneshwar had taken Samadhi at Trimbakeshwar.
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Sadhus of Shaiva sects baths at this temple. The Akhadas of all sadhus are in Trimbakeshwar. The Shashisnan(most sacred bath) in Sinhastha is performed at Kushavarta, Trimbakeshwar. A ceremony was performed and Kushavarta was given Tirtharaj dignity.
Shri Nivruttinath was the elder brother of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwar.Shri Gahininath one of the nine Nath Gurus , accepted him as his disciple. Shri Saint Dnyaneshwar had accepted him as his Guru. Hence, also regarded as founder of Varkari Sampradaya. On his suggestion Saint Dnyaneshwar had written a commentary on Bhagvad Gita in Prakrut known as “Dnyaneshwari” so that it could be understood by common peoples. He had taken sanjivan Samadhi at the age of 24 years at Trimbakeshwar. Lakhs of Varkaris gathered at Trimbakeshwar on the occasion of yatra which is held on saint Nivruttinath punyatithi
The temple is located between three hills namely Brahmagiri, Nilagiri and Kalagiri. The temple has three lingams (an iconic form of Shiv) representing Shiv, Vishnu and Brahma. The temple tank is called Amritavarshini, which measured 28 m (92 ft) bu 30 m (98 ft). There are three other bodies of water, namely, Bilvatheertha, Viswananthirtha and Mukundathirtha.
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- Address: Shrimant Peshwe Path, Trimbak, Maharashtra 422212
- Altitude: 3000 feet above sea level.
- Best time to visit: October to March
- Affiliation: Hinduism
- District: Nashik
- Deity: Shiva
- Festivals: Mahashivratri
- Dress Code: There is no particular compulsory dress code to be followed. But, if you want to perform Abhishek then you should wear Dhoti.
Pooja Timings of Trimbakeshwar Temple
- Special Pooja – 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
- Madhyan Pooja – 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
- Golden Crown of Shiva – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Interesting Facts About The Temple
- The birthplace of Lord Hanuman – Anjaneri mountain – is 7km from Trimbakeshwar.
- The temple is designed in the Hemadpanthi architectural style, known to be the architectural style during the 13th century in Maharashtra.
- The current temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao, also known as Nana Saheb, during his office rein in July 1740 to June 1761. Peshwa means Prime Minister, and he was the Prime Minister of the Maratha Empire in India.
- The unique aspect of Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is the three-faced lingam embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Rudra. They are covered by a jeweled crown, placed over the Gold Mask of Tridev. The crown dates back to the era of Pandavas and also consists of diamonds, emeralds, many precious stones.
- The crown is only displayed on Mondays from 4-5 pm.
- But because of the excessive use of water, this lingam has started to erode. Many believe that this symbolizes the eroding nature of human society.
How to reach Trimbakeshwar?
The nearest airport is Gandhinagar Airport in Nashik. It is 31 km away Trimbakeshwar and is also well-connected to Mumbai. From Nashik airport, you can rent a cab to Trimbakeshwar.
Trimbakeshwar does not have a train station, and the nearest railway station is at Nashik. This railway station is 41 km from Trimbakeshwar. Buses & cabs are easily available from Nashik Railway Station to Trimbakeshwar
The Maharashtra State Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has introduced buses from Nashik to Trimbakeshwar. These buses are easily available every half- an -hour. Private deluxe buses & cabs are also available.
Where to Stay
For the convenience of the devotees visiting Trimbakeshwar, Sanshtan has constructed a lodging named Shivaprasad Bhaktanivas. It consists of Two dormitory halls of 14 beds each, Eight rooms with double beds and T.V. set, Six rooms with double beds without T.V. sets, Two Rooms with 4 beds, One Room with 3 beds and T.V. set, Two Rooms with 6 beds and T.V. sets (a/c), One room with double bed (a/c and T.V. set), Three V.I.P. rooms with double bed, Kitchen is on the ground floor.
ShivPrasad Bhakt Nivas Details – (Guest House)
Mr.R.P.Joshi (Manager )
Shivprassad Guest House
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