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1-day trip to Trimbakeshwar Jyotirling

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, which are considered to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva in Hindu mythology. It is believed to represent the three main aspects of Lord Shiva: Lord Brahma (the creator), Lord Vishnu (the preserver), and Lord Rudra (the destroyer). The lingam at Trimbakeshwar has three faces, representing these three aspects.


Trimbakeshwar is situated at the foothills of the Brahmagiri mountain ranges, near the origin of the Godavari River. The temple is located around 30 kilometers from Nashik city in Maharashtra, India. Adjacent to the temple complex is the Kusavarta Kund, which is considered to be the source of the sacred Godavari River.


Apart from the temple, Trimbak offers natural beauty and other nearby attractions. Brahmagiri Hill, Anjaneri Hill (birthplace of Lord Hanuman), and the Gangadwar (source of the Godavari River) are popular spots for visitors.


Things to do in the temple

Perform Rudrabhishek Pooja at the temple:

  • Rudrabhishek is a sacred Hindu ritual dedicated to Lord Shiva, specifically the Rudra form of Lord Shiva. It involves the ceremonial bathing of the Shiva Lingam (an abstract representation of Lord Shiva) with various sacred items while chanting Vedic mantras. Rudrabhishek is performed to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and is believed to bring peace, prosperity, and fulfillment of desires.

  • The pooja takes about 1 hour to be completed and can only be performed by official purohits of the Trimbakeshwar temple,Nashik. This can be performed between 5.30-7.30 am only. So make sure to plan your travel accordingly.

  • The temple opens at 5.30 am. The best time to reach the temple is around 5.15 as there's a long queue after that. It gets cleared quickly. So within 20 mins you'll be inside the temple where the pooja will be performed.

Local market tour

  • Purchase god idols made of brass (for personal home temple or for gifting purpose)

  • Feed cows, have fresh juice/breakfast

  • Visit the holy Kusavarta Kund to wash your feet/take a dip

Tips and Important links to plan your travel


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