Trimbakeshwar or Tryambakeswar is a small pilgrimage town located on the banks of River Godavari at the foothills of Brahmagiri Mountains in Nasik district of Maharashtra. Trimbakeshwar is famous for Trimbakeshwar Temple which is one among the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva and is also one of the most popular places to visit near Mumbai.
The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva as Trimbakeshwar. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. A crown studded with precious stones rests on top of this Linga, which is said to be from the age of Pandavas. This crown is decorated with various precious stones like emeralds, diamonds and many other varieties. The crown is displayed every Monday from 4PM – 5 PM.
Trimbakeshwar is always full of extremity in weather conditions. It all starts from scorching summers and ends with freezing winters. The pilgrims prefer October to March for the moderately cold climate and thus the duration becomes the best time to visit Trimbakeshwar.
HOW TO REACH TRIMBAKESHWAR :
The nearest railway station is Nashik Railway Station where most of the trains running from Mumbai take a halt where as you have to take a local bus or private cab from the Station to reach the temple.
- Mumbai city to trimbakeshwar temple via NH160 highway is approx. 178kms. And via NH848 highway is approx 163 kms.
- Nashik city to trimbakeshwar temple is approx 35kms via NH160 highway and it is approx.37 kms via NH 848.