Friday, 9 November 2012

Trimbakeshwar Temple

Trimbakeshwar Temple - One of the 12 Jyotirlings

Located at a distance of about 30 km from Nashik and 125 km from Shirdi  at the foothills of a mountain called Brahmagiri, the Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the  12 Jyotirlingas (Self manifested lingams of Shiva popularly known as the Dwadasa Jyotirlinga) of Shiva. There are accounts of Lord Rama having made the Yatra at Trimbakeshwar.
Trimbakeshwar - one of the holy places of not only Maharashtra but the whole India is near Nashik. Trimbakeshwar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. 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 Tryambakeshwar attains salvation. There is no sacred place like Tryambakeshwar, 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 Nivrittinath was made to imbibe the holy knowledge by his Guru Gahininath, a place where Nivrittinath made his brothers and sister attain the self by his preaching. This is the holiest place to perform Shraddha ceremony. Nirnaya Sindhu - a religious book of Hindus, mentions that this place, where Sahyadri mountain and Godavari river exist is very purifying on the whole earth and is therefore very important for performing Shraddha ceremony.


  1. "Agh" means sin, and "Magh" eliminates sin, so this month is particularly auspicious for getting rid of sin and obtaining salvation. ... Amazing Maharashtra