Travel Guide to
Holy Destination Triyambakeshwar, Maharashtra, India
of Bramhagiri Mountain
Just about 180 kilometres
away from Mumbai, there is an amazing tranquil place named Trimbak or
Triyambakeshwar in the foothill of Bramhagiri, a part of Sahyadri
mountain. The main attraction of this place is an ancient Hindu temple,
which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that anybody who visits
Tryambakeshwar attains salvation. It is also said that there is no sacred
place like Tryambakeshwar, no river like Godavari and no mountain like
It is one of the secret
seats of Lord Shiva (one among the twelve jyotirlingams).
Godavari river after originating at Bramhagiri mountain
meets the sea near Raj Mahendri, in Andhra Pradesh.
for itís being so sacred are that the place where Godavari
river originates is known as Tri-Sandhya Gayatri, the birthplace
of Lord Ganesha. It is also the birthplace of the first Nath
of the Nath sect consisting of Gorakhnath and others.
- a religious book of Hindus, mentions that this place,
where Sahyadri mountain and Godavari river exist is the most
pristine place on the earth. The first place in the plain
where Godabari can be seen is at Kusavarta. It is in the form
of a pond (Kunda) and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing
Here at Triyambakeshwar
the jyotirligam is in the form of Lord Dattatreya. Instead
of one, there are three lingams in the main shrine, which is of
the size of a thumb. These lingams have emerged naturally and the
river waters flow over them.
The entire black stone temple is known for its appealing architecture
and sculpture. The construction work of the present temple of
Trimbakeshwar was started by Shrimant Balaji Bajirao alias Nana
sahib Peshawe in 1755 and was completed in 1786 at a cost of Rs
Appealing Architecture &
The temple is built in
the Hemadpanthi style of architecture and the construction was
carried out by using locally available blackstone and limestone. One
of the ministers of Ahmednagar was Hemadpanth who popularized this
typical architectural style.
Earlier the entire
Brahmagiri was considered as a huge form of Lord Shiva and hence the
mountain climbing was prohibited. However, in 1908 Seth Lalchand
Jashodanand Bhambhani of Karachi and Seth Ganeshdas built 500 stone
steps at a cost of Rs 40,000.
This facilitated easy
access to Brahmagiri. Similarly the large area of Kushavarta was developed
by Shreemant Rao Sahib Parnekar. He beautified the banks with permanent
stone pavement and covered verandas on all sides.
Other Attractions Anjaneri Mountain, which is just 7 km from Trimbakeshwar, is the
birthplace of Lord Hunuman.
The Trimabakeshwar town has also good number of traditional Brahmin
houses, which hold gurukuls. There are also ashrams devoted to Ashtanga
Yoga - the Hindu art of living. It is also the birthplace of noted
filmmaker and father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke.
Best time to
visit The best time to visit Trimbakeshwar is during the monsoon.
How to get there
The nearest Airport is at Nasik (39 km). Nearest railhead is at Nasik Road
(44 km) on Central Railway. State Transport buses ply between Mumbai-Nasik-Trimbakeshwar
Contributed By: Kamal Banerjee Kolkata India
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