Trimbakeshwar or Trambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu Temple Located in Trimbak, Nashik District of Maharashtra state in India. Trimbakeswar is 28 km away from main city of Nasik. Trimbakeshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the important Jyotirlinga from Twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The amazing feature of this Jyotirlinga is having three faces symbolizing Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra (Shiva). This jyotirlinga has started to eroding because of using lot of water in Abhisheka and other Pooja.
It is belived that this erosion symbolizes the eroding nature of human society. The Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is covered by a jeweled crown which is placed over the Gold Mask of Tridev stated above. i.e. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesh. The crown is said to be from the age of Pandavs and consists of diamonds, emeralds, and many precious stones.
We can see the crown flaunted on Jyotirlinga on every monday in between 4 to 5 pm Trimbakeshwar temple is aperas in ancient Hindu Temple’s architectural style. It is entirely constructed on black stones. The temple is located at the foothills of Brahmagiri mountain ranges on the backdrop of undulated landscapes and lush green vegetation.
Three sources of the River Godavari originate from the Brahmagiri Mountain. Trimbakeshwar temple is located at the source of the Godavari River, the Longest River in India. The Godavari River, which is considered sacred within Hinduism, originates from Bramhagiri Mountains and meets the sea near Rajahmudry A. P. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place at Trambakeshwar temple.
Trimbakeshwar temple timings are from 5.30 am to 9 pm.
This place is famous for lots of religious rituals (vidhis). Narayan Nagabali, Kalsarpa Dosh Shanti, Tripindi Shradh vidhi are done here. In India, the Narayan Nagbali Puja Vidhi, is performed only at Trimbakeshwar. This puja is performed in three days. This puja is performed on special dates. One has to see the Narayan Nagbali Pooja Dates , for this Pooja. Some dates are not convenient for this puja. This pooja is Performed for many reasons Like, Financial crises, illness, Kaal Sarpdosha, Facing Bad Times, Childless Couples, Killing a Cobra (Naag). Trimbakeshwar town has a large number of Brahmin households and is also a centre for Vedic Gurukuls (kind of boarding school). It also has Ashrams and Muth devoted to Ashtanga Yoga, the Hindu art of living.