In the month of July and August, Nashik receives a flood of devotees. All the pilgrims muffled in saffron clothes and hailing the sound “Long Live Lord Shiva”. This is the time when the population of Nashik plunged in devoutness. And the month-long festival of Destroyer of Evil is celebrated all over the city. Situated mere 35 km away from the Nashik, Maharashtra; Trayambakeshwar Jyotirlinga is famous for two reasons. Firstly, it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. And secondly, this temple is also the source of Godavari River, the longest and mightiest river in Peninsular India.
Both of these reasons make this Jyotirlinga exclusive. And the three faces, incarnating Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva whereas all the other 11 have Lord Shiva as the main deity. All other Jyotirlingas have Shiva as the main deity. The temple is known for its appealing architecture and sculpture. The Lingams are decorated with the crown. And is kept on the golden mask of Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh). This crown is considered to be the property of five legendary brothers from Mahabharata. And consists of diamonds, emeralds, and other precious stones.
How to get the Trayambakeshwar Jyotirlinga:
During the month of July to August, Nashik is occupied to its brim. And finding reservations in the train is next to the impossible thing. And owing to the high demand, the prices of flights and privately owned cabs are too damn high. The best and efficient way to get through this fair is to avail a car rental service. Lots of online car rental companies provide cab booking services in Nashik and around the city. If you do a little deep search you may also find some of the companies which ensure to and fro visit to the temple.
Major Nearby cities from the temple: Mumbai is 210 km away from Trayambakeshwar whereas Nashik is just 35 km away from this place. Pune is 238 km away from Trayambakeshwar.