Counted as the holiest temple of India, the Trimbakeshwar Temple houses one of the most important twelve Jyotirlingas, a form of Lord Shiva. Perched on the foot of Brahmagiri Hills, the temple is situated in the pious city of Trimbak (Dist Nashik in Maharashtra) which finds its mention in the powerful Mrityunjaya Mantra that bestows immortality and longevity. Built in the 18th century by Maratha ruler, Peshwa Nana Saheb, the temple is a perfect epitome of classic architecture. The sacred river Godavari originates near Trimbak. There is a kunda in temple premises that is considered to be the source of river Godavari
Amidst the hustling and bustling market of the town, the shikhara of the Trimbakeshwar Temple rises above and witnesses lakhs of devotees every year. Kusavarta or a kund which is the source of River Godavari adds to the sanctity of the temple.The fascinating feature of the Jyotirlinga is its three faces symbolizing Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. The fecund mountains clad in rich vegetation with cascades falling, encloses the town and makes it even more serene and bewitching. Just outside the temple, you can find hot and crisp bhuttas or corns that will satiate your cravings for delectable snacks.
The Trimbak town is like a heaven on earth. You will not be able to resist soaking yourself in the holiness and purity of the place which washes away all your regrets and sins. A trip to this sacred place will make you taste freedom, wisdom and spirituality. For some soul-searching, you should head out to Trimbak.