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Trimbakeshwar, Nashik, Maharashtra, India



Trambakeshwar is the main deity of this temple, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Here deity is in form of Shivalinga, which is self manifested.

Interesting Facts

  • The Linga of the Trimbakeshwar Temple consists of three heads and is covered with silver.
  • The Trimbakeshwar temple is the only Jyotirlinga where the actual Linga is present in a cavity.

Best Season To Visit

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


Highest - April to June (45°C during day and 35°C during night)Average - May (35°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to February (26°C during day and 21°C during night)Monsoon season - August to October

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
Panchwati Bus Stand
26.4 KM 022-23023900
Nashik Railway station
28 KM 139
Nashik Airport
39 KM 9520641729


The Linga present here is called as Trimbaka or Trayambaka. It is named so because it contains three Lingas (small thumb-sized) representing Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. Some people also believe that it is because Lord Shiva has three eyes. This temple was built in East direction and constructed in Nagara Style of architecture. The temple has a high Shikhara which is internally a square, this Shikhara has a gaint amalaka which is a lotus shaped disk made up of stone and On the top of amalaka is the golden kalasha. Inside the temple one can see a garbhagriha which is the innermost part of any temple where the Lord resides and has a temple kund. An entire temple is built with black stones which enhances its architecture. The temple is edged with around 20-25 stone feet wall in height.

Trimbakeshwar temple is very ancient. A small pit inside the temple has three small Shivalingas. These three Shivalingas are known as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Three mountains are located near the Trybankeshwar temple, which are known as Brahmagiri, Nilgiri and Ganga Dwar. Brahmagiri is considered the form of Shiva. On the Nilgiri Mountains is the temple of Neelambika Devi and Dattatreya Guru. There is a temple of Goddess Godavari or Ganga on the Ganges Gate Mountains. Water keeps dripping from the feet of the idol, which accumulates in a nearby reservoir. The three Lingas of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are usually covered with a silver crown depicting their faces. However, on special occasions like Mahashivaratri, Karthik Purnima and Dussehra, a golden crown studded with diamonds and rubies is kept over the three Lingas. It is believed that the Peshwas donated the crown to the temple and that the crown actually belonged to the Pandavas.

Religious Significance

It is believed that Trimbak was a land of sages and munis, Gautam Rishi was one of the Rishis who lived here with his wife Ahilya. The land was struck with a massive drought and so Gautam Rishi requested the Lord of water God Varuna to solve the problem of water scarcity. God Varuna accepted his prayers and gave him an unlimited supply of water. However the other Rishis became jealous of Gautam Rishi. So, they prayed to Lord Ganesha to send a cow to Gautam Rishi's field which was rich with crops. When the cow went to Gautam Rishi's field he tried to frighten it, but somehow the cow died. After this he went to Lord Shiva along with his wife to seek punishment for the crime he committed. Lord Shiva was very pleased and then he ordered river Ganga to come down on earth. The river flowed from Brahmagiri Hill and Gautam Rishi also trapped it in a Kund which is called as Kushavarta, then the Rishi requested Lord Shiva to reside there. Accepting his request the Lord turned into a Linga to stay there.


Trimbakeshwar Temple was built in 1755 by Shrimant Balaji Bajirao alias Nanasahib Peshawe, renovated in 1786 and Maratha rulers are the contributors for this temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:30 AM - 09:00 PM


All Days
07:00 - 08:30
1 Hr 30 Mins
Shiva Golden Crown
All Days
16:30 - 17:00
30 Mins


Afternoon Pooja
All Days
13:00 - 13:30
30 Mins



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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