Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling Temple in Nashik(Trimbak)Maharashtra-Among one of Lord Shiva's 12 Jyptirlinga

Here is Some Information about Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling Temple in Nashik(Trimbak)Maharashtra India.
Location:  Source of the Godavari River,Near Nashik,Trimbak Town,Maharashtra
Built in:
1755-1768
Built By:
Nana Saheb Peshwa
Dedicated to:Lord Shiva
Entry:
Free
Festivals: Mahashivratri
Architecture: Hemadpanthi
Photography:
Allow
Temple Timing:
 5.30 am - 9 pm
Significance: One Jyotirling among 12 Jyotirling
Visiting Timing:
30 Mins
Best time to Visit:
All Time
Nearest Railway Station:
Nashik
Nearest Air Port:
Oghur Air port

More Information about Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling Temple

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is an ancient of Hindu temple in the town in Trimbak in the Nashik District of Maharashtra India. It is simply approx 30 KM from the main city of Nashik Maharashtra India. It is located at the source of the Godavari River. Trimbakeshwar Temple is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva.Monday is a scared day here and Shivratri the holy day of Shiva Puja in a year is celebrated here. The Goddess in this temple is called Trimbakeshwari. This temple was constructed by Raju Balaji Baji Rao who ruled Maharashtra. Later, so many Maratha kings contributed in several ways to improve the temple. Very nearer to the temple, Papaharini Theertam is located. People take bath here before visiting the temple which is considered as a holy bath. This place is formed by river Godavari after falling from Brahmagiri.
The place is also known for its Simhastha Kumbha Mela, which comes every 12 years as per the Hindu calendar.
What makes the Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga unique is that it has three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu & Lord Mahesh(Shiva). All other Jyotirlingas have Shiva as the main deity. The temple is known for its appealing architecture and sculpture.
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is in a small hollow space, which contains a pot of water. Water from the river Godavari constantly pours on the top of linga. The Jyotirlinga is unique as it has three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu & Lord Mahesh (Shiva).Generally the Jyotirlinga has a silver cover on festive occasions it is adorned with a golden cover of five faces each with a golden crown.

The Legend of Trimbakeshwar Jyotilring Temple

Long long centuries ago, this place was full of rishis and sadhus who used to meditate here and this land was called one of the tapobhoomi. Gautam Rishi ( one of the Saptarishi ) also stayed here with his Ahilya. Once for 100 years this place was without rain and drought occured and there was no water. So Gautam Rishi used his tapobal ( power of meditation) and created a small pond full of water for urgent needs .He and his Ahilya wife used to give water to other rishi and their wives only for urgent needs as there was not much water in the pond. Since this was conditional the wives of other rishis became jealous of tapobal of Gautam Rishi and instigated their husbands to do something to get rid of Gautam’s fame and ego. So all the rishis performed Yagna and invoked Lord Ganesha and asked him to become cow and die at Gautam’s hermitage so that he may incur the sin of killing a cow.
Lord Ganesha here warned that this is a misdeed and it will not do any favour. But Rishis were adamant on this one wish. Granting them the wish aS a fruit of the Yagna, Lord Ganesha went in Gautam’s hermit in the form of weak and feeble cow and when Gautam Rishi went to feed that cow she died. Some Rishis saw this and said that a sin of killing a cow occured to Gautama rishi and his wife Ahilya by this event, and he has to bring Ganga river from heaven to wash his sin by doing penance to Lord Shiva which they felt was impossible for Gautama rishi. Gautama rishi along with wife Ahilya started meditating on Lord Shiva. Many years passed meditating and by his severe penance Lord Shiva became pleased and came along with Brahma , Vishnu , Ganesha , three devis and all the gods at this place to grant him a boon. Gautama asked for River Ganga from Lord Shiva and asked him to stay at this place forever to benefit of mankind. Lord Shiva hits his hair (Jataa) on the Brahmagiri Mountain and from there river Ganga springs up and comes down in name of Gautami or Godavari.
Lord Shiva along with Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma remained here in the form of Linga . Hence in trimbakeshwar there is no pindi in the linga , There is yoni and a hole in between . In side the hole there are three pindies denoting Brahma , Vishnu and Mahesh.This linga is most unique among all the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva due to shape and presence of the trinities.
Jyotirling Darshan 

You are  around one hour in he queue we managed to have darshan of great Trimbak Jyotirlinga. The jyotirlinga is little bit down below around three feet in the garbagriha . One has to go down through steps from the door and reach there if he is to touch the linga . But in Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga only a male person who performs abhishekh along with pandits are allowed to touch the linga hence you have view this linga from the entrance of the garbagriha itself.I will tell one thing for sure when one has the darshan of this great linga for just few seconds, he / she feels great power and sense of bliss and blessings from the Lord. Then after the darshan one can have peaceful reflective darshan of the Lord in the mirror attached by sitting in the middle of the dome inside the temple .

Bhimashankar
Vaidyanath
Nageshwar
Rameswaram
Grishneshwar

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Panchvati Nashik Maharashtra
Panchavati Nashik, Nasik 28 km from
Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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26 km from Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Barbeque Ville
open now, until 16:00
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17 km from Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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Maharashtra 26 km from Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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0.7 km from Trimbakeshwar Temple

Savana Lake Resort
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14.4 km from Trimbakeshwar Temple

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16.0 km from Trimbakeshwar Temple

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19.5 km from Trimbakeshwar Temple

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21.4 km from Trimbakeshwar Temple

Ibis Nashik 3.0 Star Hotel
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22.7 km from Trimbakeshwar Temple

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23.3 km from Trimbakeshwar Temple
How to Reach Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling Temple Nashiik

By Road :Mumbai - Trimbakeshwar 180 kms. Nashik - Trimbakeshwar 28 kms. State Transport buses ply between Nashik - Trimbakeshwar frequently.

By Rail :Nearest railhead is Nashik Road 44 kms on Central Railway.

By Air :Nearest airport is Nashik 39 kms.

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