Trimbakeshwar or Tryambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in the Nashik District of Maharashtra, India, 28 km from the city of Nashik and 40 km from nashik road. It is dedicated to the god Shiv and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, where the Hindu genealogy registers at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra are kept. The origin of the sacred Godavari river is near Trimbak. Kusavarta, a kunda (sacred pond) in the temple premises is the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular India. The current temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao (Nanasaheb).
Architectural styles: Hemadpanthi
Address: Shrimant Peshwe Path, Nashik District, Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra 422212
Contact No. 02594 233 215
Temple Timing 5.30 AM - 9.00 PM
Rituals and Pooja at Trimbakeshwar Temple
Kaal Sarp Pooja- This pooja is performed for those people who face difficulties in life due to certain positions of planets between Rahu and Ketu. Some of the types of Kaal Surps are- Ananta Kaalsarpa, Kulik Kaalsarpa, Shankhapaal Kaalsarpa, Vasuki Kaalsarpa, Maha Padma Kaalsarpa and the Takshak Kaalsarpa Yog. Milk, ghee, honey, sugar and other such items are offered to the Lord. Naag or Cobra is worshipped by the devotees. If you want to perform this pooja, you have to book pandits in advance. The fee starts from INR 2000 per person.
Narayan Nagbali Pooja- This pooja is performed to remove Pitru-Dosh, ancestral curses on the family. It is also done to seek the forgiveness of Naag or Cobra. Trimbakeshwar Temple is famous for this pooja.
Tripindi Shradha Pooja- The purpose of this pooja is to calm down the souls of the deceased. For removing gau hatya dosha and hurdles in childbirth, bad luck, this pooja is effective.
The Mahamrityunjaya Pooja- It is done for a long and healthy life and to get rid of prolonged sickness. It is performed between 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.
The Rudrabhishek- This Abhishek is performed with Panchamrit- Milk, Ghee, Honey, Curd and Sugar. Several Mantras and Shlokas are also recited. It is also performed between 7:00 to 9:00.
The Laghu Rudrabhishek- This Abhishek is done to resolve health and wealth problems. It also removes the bad effects of planets in the horoscope.
The Maha Rudrabhishek- In this pooja, recitations of Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda and Atharva Veda are performed in the temple.
How to reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is located in Mumbai (200 Km) from regular taxi services ply to Trimbakeshwar.
By Train: Just 28 Km away is Nashik Railway station that connects the holy city from rest of the country through major cities and town.
By Road: Bus service from Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune etc are available, else travelers are free to opt to hire car or taxi according to their preference.
Other places to visit:
Kushavarta: The place is among some of the picturesque regions near Nashik decorated with greenery on mountains due to river. The temple of Kedareshwar is another interest that people come for while in Trimbak. The nearby destinations of Kanchan and Kanakhala Tirth are believed to be making the bones of the dead disappear.
Gorakhnath Gufa: The place is believed to be the one where Guru Gorakhnath meditates for Ganges to appear. If other versions of the stories are to be believed, Rishi Gautama was the person to meditate tough, enough to please Lord Shiva. The Shrine to Goddess Ganga is located here itself, in Brahmagiri Hills.
Vallonne Vineyards: Awesome place with a great view... Very relaxing and close to nature.. Spend the weekend if you are looking for peace and quite... Rooms are good and very clean.. Staff very friendly and helpful.. Wine tasting and food is good.
Can drive down for the day and enjoy a hearty meal at Malaka Spice. From Mumbai 3.5 hrs drive.. Vallone Vineyards is roughly 25 kms away from Nashik, it is a lovely little place with a gorgeous view of hills and a lake. The inhouse restaurant - Mallaka Spice offers good food and ofcourse you have the in-house wine which is okay. It is a good place to go to if you are a couple on a romantic date or even if you are a big group of friends.
The only negative is the approach road. Be warned that there is a 9 km stretch to the vineyard which is absolutely appalling, the roads are literally non-existent. So visiting after dark isnt a good idea, best to go for lunch and leave before it gets dark.
Dugarwadi Waterfall: The waterfall is approximately 10 kilometers away from Trimbakeshwar. The final 2 kilometres of the road are not good for driving. The local people manage the area so they will charge you 50 for parking and 10 per person for entry. It's a beautiful journey to reach the waterfall and one needs to walk almost 2 kilometer with ups and downs to reach there. If you're a trekker than you should go down to have the feel of the water. The best place to view the waterfall is one kilometer away from the gate. The waterfall is beautiful and is worth to visit after a walk. It's good to carry water bottle, as it's must after the walk to reach the spot. There is no mobile network available in that area.