Trimbakeshwar is one of the holy places not only in Maharashtra but the whole India located near Nashik.
Trimbakeshwar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.The following verse shall explain the importance of this sacred place and the next one gives names of the Twelve Jyotirlingas in India. This says that anybody who visits Trimbakeshwar attains salvation.
There is no sacred place like Trimbakeshwar, no river like Godavari, no mountain like Brahmagiri etc. The reasons for its being so sacred are – Godavari river originates in this place, its a place of Tri-Sandhya Gayatri, the birth place of Lord Ganesha, a place of the first Nath of Nath Sampradaya consisting of Gorakhnath and others, a place where Nivruttinath was made to imbibe the holy knowledge by his Guru Gahininath, a place where Nivruttinath made his brothers and sister attain the self by his preaching.
This is the holiest place to perform Shraddha ceremony like Narayan nagbali As per Nirnaya Sindhu – a religious book of Hindus.
Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the holiest and sacred place for Hindu pilgrims and is revered as a one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. The temple lies in the foothill of mountain Brahmagiri which is the origin of river Ganga (called here by name Godavari).
The most attractive part of this temple is presence of 3 linga’s each representing Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. All three resides in a hallow space within the Shiva lingam.
This temple is built by Shri Nana Saheb Peshwa in 1755-1786 AD .Its 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.
Temple is just 10 min walk from the bus stand and thus no need for auto’s. Entrance gate will lead us to the queue which has logical separation of around 6-7 lines. The queue to the main temple passes through Nandi temple which is built in front of the Shiva temple, Nandi facing Shiva Lingam (as we know Shiva temple always has Nandi Idol where Nandi always faces Shiva lingam. Nandi Idol is sitting on a platform which is a foot or two in height and is carved out of white marble. Crossing this Nandi temple we step in to the Shiva temple .Then we enter a big hall whose roof is in dome shape from inside. The sanctum is not big and houses the main Shiva Lingam and three lings residing in hollow structure.