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Sinnar, Nashik, Maharashtra, India



Gondeshwar is the main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Here deity is in form of Lingam.

Interesting Facts

  • Gondeshwar Temple is an 11th-12th Century old Hindu Temple constructed by the Yadavas and their feudatories.
  • It features the Panchayatana plan in which the main temple of Shiva is in the center with other four shrines on the corners of Lord Vishnu, Lord Surya, Lord Parvati and Lord Ganesha.
  • Gondeshwar temple is built in the Bhumija and Hemadpanti style of architecture with the locally available Black Basalt Stone.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - March to May (39°C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (35°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to February (34°C during day and 16°C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Sinnar Bus Stand
2.5 KM 02469-234466
Nashik Railway Station
25 KM 139
Nashik Airport
44.4 KM 02462-222800


Gondeshwar Temple is in the Hemadpanthi style of architecture. The most striking feature of the construction was the use black stone and lime, glorifying the local craftsmanship. The temple is truly unique in design, perfect in proportion and the stone carvings are exquisitely beautiful. The entire complex is within a walled enclosure provided with gateways on South and East. The main shrine consists of garbhagriha (sanctum), Antarala (vestibule), Mahamandapa with porched entrances on East, South and North. A detached pavilion to the East houses the Nandi, the shrine is surmounted by a curvilinear shikhara comprising of miniature Angasikharas of diminishing sizes. The mahamandapa is provided with pyramidal roof, the exterior wall is embellished with scenes from the Ramayana, sculptures of gods and goddesses, dancing figures, apsaras and other figures. The principal images on the walls of the main temple are Brahmi, Parvati, Siva, Bhairava, varaha and Narasimha. On the North wall of the sanctum the accumulated water passes out through an ornate makarmukha. The real beauty of Gondeshwar Mahadev temple lies in its symmetrical disposition of forms and grandeur of scale.

The Gondeshwar temple is built in the Bhumija style, in form of a Panchayatana complex, which features a main shrine surrounded by four subsidiary shrines. The temple is situated on a rectangular platform that measures 125 x 95 feet. The plan of the temple is very similar to that of the Ambarnath Shiva Temple, but the sculptures on its exterior walls are of inferior quality than those of the Ambarnath Temple. The temple complex was originally surrounded by a wall, which is now mostly destroyed. The main shrine is dedicated to Shiva and contains a large Linga. The shrine and the Nandi pavilion facing it are located on an elevated plinth. The mandapa (pavilion), which has porches on three sides, acts as the entrance to the temple. The shrine has a Nagara-style shikhara (tower), whose finial is no longer preserved. The temple in the Deccan style is different from north Indian temples. Here, the shikhara does not have turrets grouped around the lower part of the structure. Instead, the shikhara has a distinct vertical band rising upwards. These are along each of its angles taking the form of a spine or quoin. Moreover, the space between is filled with smaller reproductions of the shikhara. The pillared hall carved with tortoise, the Kurma Avatar of Lord Vishnu, on the ground, is small, elegant and unique in this part of the country. The walls of the temple depict scenes from the ancient epic Ramayana. The subsidiary shrines are dedicated to Surya, Vishnu, Parvati, and Ganesha: all of them have a porch. They are rectangular in plan, and include a mandapa, an antarala (vestibule), and the garbhagriha (sanctum).


Gondeshwar Temple is an 11th-12th Century old Hindu Temple constructed by Govinda Raja Yadavas and their feudatories.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 07:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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