Travel Guide For Trimbakeshwar Temple In Nashik
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Not a lot of people can have known of Trimbakeshwar Temple as it has still to make it to this list of most popular religious destinations in India such as Shirdi, Tirupati Balaji, and Vaishno Devi. This travel guide to Trimbakeshwar helps you understand how to reach Trimbakeshwar, the best time to go, what to do and where to stay.
Located in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, Trimbakeshwar is popularly known as Trimbak. It is 30 km from Nashik. Trimbak is famous for the Trimbakeshwar Temple, which is one of the 12 jyotirlingas spread all over India(i.e. Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleswar, Omkareshwar, Kedarnath, Bhimashankar, Kashi Viswanath, Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Nageswar, Rameshwar, Grishneshwar). The temple town of Trimbak is also the source of the Godawari river that originates in the Brahmagiri Hills (hills can be seen in the backdrop of Trimbakeshwar Temple).
There are the number of stories associated with the temple & how the area came to being as the source of the Godavari. The short and sweet of it is that Rishi Gautama was able to stay here along with his wife Ahliya. A cow has been accidently killed by him when he threw a dharba at her (sharp, pointed grass), when she entered his field. To absolve of gao hatya (sin of killing a cow), he had been asked to have a dip in the sacred waters of the Ganges. He then exhorted Lord Shiva to send the river Ganges on the ground, so he can atone for his sin. Lord Shiva relented but not before Gautama rishi and his wife had mediated for years. In the last, the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh descended and stayed here in the form of a linga, which is different from usual Shivlingas that you see in a temple.
The temple is beautifully built in black stone. It had been constructed during the 17th century by Nanasaheb Peshwa. The temple presents a gorgeous sight at the background of Brahmagiri Hills.
Unlike most temples, the sanctum sanctorum (garbh griha) in Trimbakeshwar Temple is also approx. Three feet deep and a mirror was put above it, so that devotees could have darshan of this linga. Girls and Women’s aren’t allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum. A man could enter just having a priest of this temple to get Rudra Abhisheka.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Trimbakeshwar Temple.
Where is Trimbakeshwar?
Trimbakeshwar popularly known as Trimbak is a temple town in the Nashik district of Maharashtra.
How can I reach Trimbakeshwar?
Trimbak can be reached by road, rail, and air. Ozar is the nearest airport, while Nashik Road is the nearest railway station. Frequent buses are available from Mumbai, Shirdi, Manmad, Pune and other major towns to Nashik.
Which is the nearest airport to Trimbakeshwar?
First is Nashik (Ozar Airport) approx. 40 km away from trimbak and Mumbai, approx. 200 km away from Trimbak is the secound nearest airport to Trimbakeshwar.
Which is the nearest railway station to Trimbakeshwar?
Nashik Road, approx. 40 km away from Trimbak is the nearest railway station to Trimbakeshwar.
Are buses available from the Nashik Road railway station to Trimbak?
Buses to Trimbak are available from CBS, which is a short form of Central Bus Stand. CBS is approximately 10 km from Nashik Road railway station. There is a bus stand just outside the Nashik Road railway station and you can get one to CBS. There are plenty of auto-rickshaws as well, which can drop you at CBS.
What is the best time to visit Trimbakeshwar?
July to March is the best time to visit Trimbakeshwar.
How much time does it take from Nashik to reach Trimbak?
It takes close to an hour to reach Trimbak from Nashik if you travel by public transport, a taxi may take less time.
Which is the best time to visit Trimbakeshwar Temple?
Early morning is the best time to visit the Trimbakeshwar temple. It gets crowded after 10 am. The temple timings are from 5.30 am to 9 pm. Every Monday (4 to 5 pm), the crown of the lord is taken out on a procession to the kund.
Where can One stay at Trimbak? Or Nearby Hotels In Trimbakeshwar.
There are plenty of hotels and Dharamshala in Trimbak. You can get a room for as low as Rs. 400. Since Trimbak is not a large town, you are always at a walking distance from Trimbakeshwar Temple. Or if you want to stay in the best and luxury service apartment with the affordable price range you must visit vovam service apartment– the best place to stay with all amenities like Wifi, 24-hour hot water, T.V., Laundry Service, A.C., Room Service, Quality Food and many more.
Can I take a wallet and cell phone within the temple?
An individual can’t take a mobile pocket and phone within the temple. It’s better to leave them in your resort. There’s a shoe rack around the left-hand side of this temple gate at which you are able to keep your things safely.
If you go for Rudra Abhishek, please note that you need to wear a dhoti and angoncha and nothing else.