Trimbakeshwar, a temple of God Shiva which is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas situated in Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in the Nashik District of Maharashtra, India, 28 km from the city of Nashik. Kusavarta, a kunda (known as holy pond) located in the temple is the Genesis (origin) of Godavari River, which is the longest river in Peninsular India.
The temples is made by Pehswa Balaji Baji Rao, also known as Nana Saheb Peshwa was son of Bajirao and Kashibai. The temple is said to be one of the most important temples in India and is frequently visited by Hindu pilgrims. The best time to visit this place is during Maha Shivaratri, which is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva.
India is known as the birth Place of Gods. You can find the remaining 11 jyotirlingas below which were established in India.
|1. Somnath Temple||Viraval port-Prabhas Pattan in Saurashtra||Gujarat|
|2. Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy||Srisailam in South Indian||Andhra Pradesh|
|3. Mahakaleshwar||Ancient city of Ujjain||Madhya Pradesh|
|4. Omkareshwar||Mandhata or Shivapuri Island in the Narmada river||Madhya Pradesh|
|5. Kedarnath||Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath||Uttarakhand|
|6. Viswanath||Varanasi||Uttar Pradesh|
|7. Trimbakeshwar||Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in the Nashik District||Maharashtra|
|8. Vaidyanath Temple||Deoghar in Deoghar District||Jharkhand|
|9. Aundha Nagnath||Aundha in Hingoli District||Maharashtra|
|10. Rameshwar||Rameswaram||Tamil Nadu|
|11. Grishneshwar||Ellora near Aurangabad||Maharashtra|
|12. Bhimashankar||50 km from northwest of Khed, near Pune||Maharashtra|
Jyotirlinga is a huge endless pillar of light pierced in the three worlds by Lord Shiva (known as Destroyer of World following Brahma, the creator and Vishnu, the preserver, after which Brahma again creates the world and so on). As per the Shiva Purana, once Brahma and Vishnu had an arguments in terms of supremacy of creation. Jyotirlinga is the result of testing their supremacy. Vishnu and Brahma split their ways to downwards and upwards respectively to find the end of the light in either directions. Brahma lied that he found out the end, while Vishnu conceded his defeat. Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he would have no place in ceremonies while Vishnu would be worshipped till the end of eternity. The jyotirlinga is the supreme partless reality, out of which Shiva partly appears. The jyotirlinga shrines, thus are places where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. Originally there were believed to be 64 jyotirlingas while 12 of them are considered to be very auspicious and holy.
The temple is know as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Jyotirlinga located here has a unique quality as it combines the three faces of Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and Lord Rudra and gradually eroding (destroying) due to excessive use of water, which signifies the eroding nature of human society. It is covered with a jeweled crown placed over the gold Mask of Brahma, Vishnu Mahesh. The crown consists of extraordinary diamonds, emeralds and precious stones and is said to be from the age of Pandavs. It is displayed for the publicly every Monday from 4-5 pm (Shiva). The temple is entirely black stone and known for its design, architect, sculpture and situated at the foothills of a mountain called Brahmagiri.
Trimbakeshwar temple timings:
Open 5.30 am – 9 pm
There is no VIP Darshan Passes or Entry in Temple. For only darshan i.e seeing lord trimbakeshwar is possible for anyone through the general Darshan queue. For touching lord Trimbakeshwar people should wear uni cloths (i.e. a cloth called “sovale” in marathi). Only gents can touch lord trimbakeshwar pindi with wearing sovale. Ladies can’t go inside to touch Trimbakeshwar pindi.