Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is an ancient and historic Hindu temple in Trimbak village (Located in the Nasik district of Maharashtra) dedicated to Lord Trimbakeshwar (Supreme deity Lord Shiva). It is 28 Km far from the City of Nasik. Trimbakeshwar Temple is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva and identified as one of the divine 12 Jyotirlinga. The holy river Godavari originates near Trimbak. Kushavarta Kund (sacred Pond) also lies in the temple premises built by the “Shrimant Sardar Raosaheb Parnekar,” known as Fadnavis of Indore State. Shri. Nanasaheb (Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao) constructed the current Trimbakeshwar Temple.
History of Trimbakeshwar Temple
Temple is located at the foothill of the mountain “Bramhagiri,” where the Holy River Ganga originates (Maharashtra’s longest river). The History of the Trimbakeshwar Temple is that it was built-in 1755-1786 AD by Shri. Nanasaheb Peshwa. The word “Trimbak” indicates Trinities (trideva): Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Mahesh. The Temple is made with black stone, and it is bordered with a 20 to 25ft stone wall that gives a prosperous look. In the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple premises, Kushavarta Tirtha (holy Pond) is 400m away located. It is 21ft deep pond that was built in the year 1750. It is believed that Kushavarta is the place where the holy Ganga River remerges after disappearing at Bramhahgiri hills and thus the superior holiness of the Kushavarta Tirtha.
It is said that many events are witnessed in the premises of this sacred place of Trimbakeshwar Shiva temple-like as Lord Rama came at Trimbakeshwar for doing Shraddha of their father Dashrath, Sage Gautama took the dip bath at Kushavarta pond (holy Pond). The Mukhya Dwar (main gate) of the Trimbakeshwar Temple leads us to the visit queue, splitting into 6-7 lines for devotees’ convenience. At the beginning of the temple, a prominent Nandi (made of white marble) faces the Shiva linga. Nandi is said to be the Vahana (Vehicle) of Lord Shiva (Shankara). It is believed that if one tells his wish/ desire in the ear of Nandi, then he will convey that wish to Lord Shiva. After the Nandi temple, there is a big (spacious to meditate and worship) hall called “Sabha Mandap,” and then “Gabhara” main temple where linga is situated.
Authorized Panditji in Trimbakeshwar
There are authorized purohits who have the birthright from ages to perform all pujas like Narayan Nagbali puja, Kalsarpa puja, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Jaap, Kumbh Vivah, Tripindi Shraddha, Rudra Abhisheka Pooja etc. They have the ancient copper inscription called “Tamraptra,” which holds the authenticity for performing various Pujas. Please contact this Tamraptradhari panditji, which means the (holder of Tamraptra) panditji.
Let us have an spiritual experience of Pujas done in Trimbakeshwar Temple. Yajmana who wish to have a pure connection to Lord Shiva can connect with the Purohits.
It is believed that anybody who visits the “Trimbakeshwar” temple will get salvation after death. Trimbakeshwar is considered one of the most sacred places for performing rituals as the Holy river Ganga originates at “Bramhagiri Hill” (Gangadwar) and flows from the roots of the Audumbar tree. Another reason for Trimbakeshwar is being so sacred because it is the place of tri-sandhya Gayatri, Lord Ganesha’s birthplace. Rishi Gorkhnath lives with their wife; it is where Nivruttinath made his brothers and sisters attain the self by his preaching. Trimbakeshwar a delightful spiritual atmosphere in and around it.
A unique feature of Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is, it represents three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Mahesh (trinity) adjoining Holy River Godavari. Due to excessive use of water, The Jyotirlinga become started to erode.
Worship Rituals at Trimbakeshwar temple
Trimbakeshwar temple is famous for performing several Hindu religious rituals and vidhi’s. Various vidhi’s are accomplished here: Kalsarpa yoga, Narayan Nagbali, mahamrityunjay mantra Jaap, Kumbh Vivah, Rudra Abhishek, etc. All the poojas are performed on a particular date (muhurta), suggested by the authentic purohits and pandits.
Those who face various difficulties due to change in planetary position between Rahu and Ketu should do this Kalsarpa yog puja in the Trimbakeshwar temple.
NARAYAN NAGBALI PUJA
This ritual is done mainly to remove the Pitru dosha from the family. It is because of ancestral curses, which hold back the growth and prosperity of the family. As a part of this ritual, devotees have to seek the forgiveness of Nag devata.
This ritual is performed for the same purpose to calm down the soul of the deceased in the family. Generally, the elder son of the family does this puja.
It is the spiritual ritual that eliminates the Dosha that occurred by the Mangal planets. This is done for Manglik brides and grooms having a delay in their marriage due to the Dosha. Kumbh Vivah means Pot and wedding; combined, it is a wedding with the (earthen) Pot.
In this Jaap Vidhi, Supreme God shiva is being worshiped. This ritual is mainly performed to get a healthy and healed life and get freed from prolonged sickness. This puja is done at Brahma muhurta in the early morning in Trimbakeshwar temple.
The Rudra abhisheka is the ritual performed at Trimbakeshwar temple at muhurta suggested by the Guruji. as a part of this ritual, shiva linga is bathed with “Panchamrut’ to seek blessings of the supreme deity Lord shiva.
This is the list of puja’s performed in the trimbakeshwar temple under Tamra Patra dhari Trimbakeshwar Guruji’s guidance as only those Guruji having legal birthright to served various kind of puja in Trimbakeshwar temple premises.
Along with the above-listed puja, there is also another puja which is performed in Shree kshetras Trimbakeshwar such as Laghu Rudra Abhishek, Maha Rudraabhisheka, Ati Rudra Abhishek, Jal Abhisheka, Maha Shivratri Pujan, Rudra chamakam Yadnya, Ekvastrisnan, Vishnubali, Solah somavar udyapan, Sarva nakshatra Shanti, Navagraha Shanti pooja, Yog Shanti pooja, Karan Shanti pooja, etc.
You can book a Trimbakeshwar Guruji for your pooja by clicking on Guruji’s respected profiles, where you will get details of the authentic Guruji’s. They will guide you with all processes involved in puja.
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