Temples in Trimbakeshwar: important places to visit, Tour information, and contact details
Best time to visit: Dec to Aug
Temples in Trimbakeshwar and Important Places
Temples in and around Trimbakeshwar can be visited in a day by vehicle. There is no public transportation that connects these temples and tour places.
A person who sees only Brahmagiri is not afraid of hell. In this way, the saint Namdeo explained the significance of Brahmagiri. According to the Purana (myth), man is saved from all of his sins upon witnessing Brahmagiri. The Bramhgiri fort is ten miles in diameter and sits around 4248 feet above sea level. There are only two interior entrances, and a 300–400-foot crag (kada) surrounds the fort. There’s a Bhagavan Shankar temple on the back, facing north. This is where the Godavari River starts. There’s a kund (tank) designed like a vavadi (kite). It was stated that after Bhagavan Shiva threw his jata (matted hair) in this direction, Godavari emerged. Traces of this incident can be observed, such as Bhagavan Shiva’s knee impressions and tress-like features in the rock.
At the foot of Fort Bramhgiri is Gangadwar. It’s 750 stairs uphill to get there. Because Brahmagiri Mountain provides the first view of the Ganga from this location, the area is known as Gangadwar. There is a statue of Ganga. Varahtirth, a cave-shaped tank, is nearby. The goddess Kolambika’s temple is located on Varahtirth’s northern flank. Shiva Lings and the Gorakshanath and Machchhindranath caves are located on the northern edge of the hill. Here, Gahininath gave divine knowledge to Saint Nivruttinath, the elder brother of Saint Dnyaneshwar. There are two tanks along the route: Ramkund and Lakshman Kund.
Throughout the year, pilgrims from all over India travel to Trimbakeshwar to see Trimbakraja and bathe in the sacred waters of Kushavarta Temple. It is claimed that the desire to travel to Trimbak emerges in the minds of people when the accumulation of all good deeds (punya) occurs. Kushawarta Tirth, the original location, holds great significance for the educated. It is here that the sage Gautam held the Ganga flow with Abhimantrit darbh, or charmed weeds, and bathed in apology for his guilt of murdering a cow. This is where the Ganga River gets its name, Godavari.
Nilambika Devi Mandir
Situated atop the Neel mountain is this temple. This is where the god Dattatreya (Shripad Shrivallabh) resided for a while. Additionally, the ancient Neelkantheshwar Mahadev Mandir is located directly behind the Dattatreya Temple. At Neel Parvat’s feet are the Annapurna Ashram, Renuka Devi, and the Khandoba Temple.
North of Nila Mountain is Bilva Tirtha. Among the five tirthas is this one. Naro Vinayak Gogte constructed the temple dedicated to Bilvakeshwar Mahadev in 1738 at an estimated expense of Rs. 25,000.00.
The Trimbakeshwar temple and the Ganges are to the south of Gautam Lake. Varun supplied this tirtha with a constant supply of water since he was happy with Gautam. Rameshwar Mahadev is to the south, while Gautameshwar is to the north.
Important Temples to visit in Trimbakeshwar
These are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily with 1 to 2 hours lunch break in between. The devotees are allowed to have darshan with a decent outfit.
Nivruttnath Maharaj Samadhi temple
The Sreesanth Nivruttinath Maharaj Samadhi dates back to 1219. To worship that Samadhi, the disciples and devotees of Shri Changdev Maharaj used to reside in Trimbakeshwar. Since then, this custom has remained. This tradition was initially based on the Guru-Shishya tradition. Later on, the Gosavi family continues to carry out this tradition as a priest. Numerous devotees have made pilgrimages to the shrine up to this point. For those who honor Saint Nivruttinath Maharaj’s sacrifice, the location is extremely valuable. At the temple’s annual festival, visitors from all around the country are welcomed. The Warkari community and locals place great religious significance on the Nivruttinath Maharaj Temple, a samadhi shrine dedicated to Saint Nivruttinath Maharaj, which is situated at Trimbakeshwar, Nashik. The live Samadhi that the saint took is the temple’s specialty. Although it was a common practice, it was seen as extremely spiritual at the time. Saints from throughout the nation pray to their deities, who are adored with rituals and offerings.
Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan Temple
The renowned soul Sant For a brief thirty-two years, during his noble incarnation, Shri Gajanan Maharaj attained enlightenment and transformed the lives of many individuals with his spiritual wisdom and strength. In 1908, he finally fulfilled a prophecy regarding ending his incarnation. Additionally, they pointed to the precise location of the Samadhi temple, which serves as a haven of spiritual wisdom and inspiration for millions of followers. In his majestic presence, Shri Gajanan Maharaja accepted and provided the go-ahead for this Samadhi Temple.
Shri Swami Samarth Gurupeeth
Situated at the base of Bramhagiri Mountain, Shree Gurupeeth occupies 21 acres and is centered around an ancient Banyan tree in Timbareshwar, Nashik. During his Godavari pilgrimage in 1808–1809, Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj chose to take a nap beneath a banyan tree. For this reason, in front of millions of Sevekari, His Holiness Gurumauli established the foundation of Shree Gurupeeth on November 1, 1991. This Gurupeeth is special since it was constructed with labor service and funding from the general public.
In the Nashik district of Maharashtra, India, there is a fort called Harihar Fort, also known as Harshagad, which is 40 kilometers from Nashik City, 48 km from Igatpuri, and 40 km from Ghoti. Located in the Nashik district, it is a significant fort that was built to overlook the Gonda Ghat trade route. Its unusual steps made out of carved granite draw a lot of tourists. The Harihar fort was constructed during the Yadava (Seuna) dynasty. In 1636, it was turned over to Khan Zamam along with other forts in Pune, including Trymbak. Captain Briggs took control of the fort and 17 other forts in 1818.
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Tour operators are available with shared transportation to these places in the morning hours.