Trimbakeshwar or Trambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Nashik District of Maharashtra state in India. It is 28 km away from main city of Nasik. Trimbakeshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The amazing feature of the Jyotirlinga located at Trimbakeshwar is having three faces symbolizing Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra (Shiva). Due to too much use of water, the jyotirlinga has started to erode. It is said that this erosion symbolizes the eroding nature of human society. The Trimbakeshwar jyotirlinga is covered by a jeweled crown which is placed over the Gold Mask of Tridev stated above. i.e. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesh. The crown is said to be from the age of Pandavs and consists of diamonds, emeralds, and many precious stones. The crown is flaunted every Monday from 4 to5 pm to the people.
All other Jyotirlingas have Shiva as the main divinity. Trimbakeshwar temple is appealing with ancient Hindu temple’s architectural styles. It is entirely constructed on black stones. The temple is located at the foothills of Brahmagiri mountain ranges on the backdrop of undulated landscapes and lush green vegetation.
Three sources of the Godavari originate from the Brahmagiri Mountain. Trimbakeshwar temple is located at the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular India. The Godavari River, which is considered sacred within Hinduism, originates from Bramhagiri Mountains and meets the sea near Rajahmudry. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place at Trambakeshwar temple.
Location of Shree Trimbakeshwar Temple
Trimbakeshwar is 28 km away from Nasik Road Railway Station and it is connected by bus and taxi service. There are several modern Dharmashalas (caravansary) built by charitable Gujarathi Community available for stay for three days to any individual. The stay can be extended by written permission of the trustees. Besides, there are big houses of Kshetropadhyes (the local priests), where lodging and boarding is made available. This is a beautiful natural place with the cold weather as it is situated 3000 ft. above the sea level.
The other easy route is the Igatpuri - Trimbakeshwar route. This route is 28 km long. Unlike the Nasik - Trimbakeshwar road, only some particular and pre-planned and certain mode of transport are available over here. For the visitors coming from the North the Nasik-Trimbakeshwar route is the better one and more comfortable. The Municipal Corporation was established in Trimbakeshwar in 1866 A.D. The corporation is serving and taking care of the devotees and tourists for 120 years. The corporation has cleansed, beautified and extended the important roads for the comfort of the visitors to the trimbakeshwar temple.
Trimbakeshwar Temple Timing
Timing of Trimbakeshwar temple is from 5.30 am to 9 pm.