Trayambakeshwar Temple is a Shiva Temple is located in the town of Trimbak which is 28 kms from Nashik in Maharashtra. Trayambakeshwar Temple lies in the foothill of Bramhagiri mountain which is the origin of river Godavari, the longest river in south India. River Godavari is originates from Bramhagiri mountains and meets the sea at Rajahmudry. The temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao in 1755-1786 AD . It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.
As per Shiva puranam, once Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu were arguing about supremacy of their creations. To humble them Lord Shiva pierced the three worlds with an endless pillar of light (Jyotirlinga), whose end neither could find.
The Jyotirlinga at the Trayambakeshwar Temple has three faces symbolizing Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. All three resides in a hallow space within the Shiva lingam.
The temple is built with black stone and the Shiva lingam is said to be emerged naturally. The temple is bordered with around 20-25 stone feet wall in height.
The way to the main temple passes through the Nandi temple. The Nandi temple is built in front of lord Shiva temple, Nandi will be facing Lord Shiva lingam. After crossing the Nandi temple we step in to Lord Shiva temple . The sanctum is not big and houses the main Shiva lingam and three lings residing in hollow structure.
Whoever comes here obtains salvation from all sins. People worship Godavari while Ganga and Lord Shiva reside here in the form of Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga. It would be a good chance for a person to come and worship here.
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Timings: 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Dress Code
For Men: Kurta paijama or Dhoti, Gamacha.
For Female: Sari or Punjabi Dress of any color except black, green & plane white.
Trimbakeshwar Temple Kalsarpa Pooja Timing:
Kalsarpa Pooja will be started at 7:30 AM and will be Completed at 10:30 AM. Pooja Duration will be 3 hours.
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple History:
There are two stories related to the Trimbakeshwar temple. This is a story from Padma Puran. According to the story, after the ocean churning, the gods occupied the immortal nectar of demons by cheating them. When the demons heard about it, they fought with the gods for Amritakumbha. In the process, drops of Amrit fell in four places: Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain and Trimbakeshwar. And from that moment on, Trimbakeshwar is considered the holiest place on earth along with Haridwar, Prayag and Ujjain. Therefore, Kumbha Mela takes place in these areas every 12 years.
According to another story, Sage Gautam lived in the mountainous region of Bramhagiri. Once, there was a miserable drought for 24 years. To save people, the sage Gautam worshiped Lord Varun/Rain and the god was pleased. And he blessed the sages with the gift of plenty of rains in the region. But it made the other sages jealous. They sent a cow to destroy Gautam’s granary. When Gautam tried to scare the cow, it got injured and died. By seeing this, other saints accused the sin of killed the cow. Gautam did a difficult penance to please Lord Shiva, who in turn asked Ganga to go to Gautam’s place. Sage Gautam and Ganga prayed to Lord Shiva to come here with Parvati and stay with them. And Shiva was pleased with the prayer and settled. Here, the Ganges appeared in the form of the Godavari river. Therefore, outside the temple, you can see some cows that eat grass or you can feed them with grass.
Contact Authorized Pandit /Brahmin:
1) Shree Ajit Vasant Chandwadkar
Sau.Manasi Ajit Chandwadkar
170, Main Road, Opp. Satyanarayan Mandir
Near Kushavarta Kund,
Trambakeshwar, Nashik 422212.
Mobile: +91 9371004172, 9822222530
Phone: +91 2594234070
E Mail: [email protected]
2) Pandit Mayur Girijashankar Thete
Home no.291, Behind Kusharvart tirth,
Next to ‘Mule Wada’,
Dist- Nashik – 422212
Mobile:– +91-98602-86489, 95790-91391, 98507-50852,
Email: [email protected]
Other Jyotirlinga Temples are:
1) Somnath Temple in Gujarat
2) Mahakaleshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh
3) Omkareshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh
4) Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand
5) Bhimashankar Temple in Maharashtra
6) Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh
7) Ramanathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu
8) Grishneshwar Temple in Maharashtra
9) Vaidyanath Temple in Jharkhand
10) Nageshwar Temple (or) Aundha Nagnath Temple in Gujarat
11) Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swami Temple in Andhra Pradesh