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Trimbakeshwar

Trimbakeshwar or Trambakeshwar is an ancient temple located in the town of Trimbak in the Nashik district of Maharastra India, 28 km from the city of Nashik. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

The pilgrimage centre is located at the source of the Godavari River, considered to be one of the most sacred River in Hinduism. As per Shiv MahaPurana once Brahma. The jyothirlinga shrines are places where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. Originally there were believed to be 64 jyothirlingas while 12 of them are considered to be very auspicious and holy. Each of the twelve jyothirlinga sites takes the name of the presiding deity - each considered different manifestation of Shiva. At all these sites, the primary image is lingam representing the beginning less and endless Stambha pillar, symbolizing the infinite nature of Shiva. The twelve jyothirlinga are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharastra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar in Maharastra, Vaidyanath at Deoghar in Jharkand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharastra.

The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. Due to excessive use of water, the linga has started to erode. It is said that this erosion symbolizes the eroding nature of human society.

How To Reach

By Flight: The nearest airport is Nashik 31 kms, Diu Airport 94 kms, Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai 119 kms and Lohegaon Airport-Pune 156 kms.

By Rail: Nearest rail head is Nashik. It is one the major railway stations connected to all major cities in India. One can get enough convenient trains from Nasik to other cities.

By Road: Trimbakeshwar is 29 km from Nasik and can be accessed by buses. Regular buses ply from New Central Bus Station.

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