In a world full of sins, virtue keeps you happy. India is the country of divinity, where people believe in the superpower, the creator of us all and considers places as holy, godly and pious. And in the beautiful state of Maharashtra, Nashik has a special religious significance. From Nashik Kumbh Mela, organised only in four destinations in India to one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and from Kunds to sayings that Lord Rama stayed here, it has a huge spiritual existence not only in the form of architecture but also in the hearts of devotees.
Here is a glimpse of Hindu pilgrimage attractions in the form of Nashik Temples.
Kapaleshwar Temple Nashik
One of the oldest temples in Nashik is Kapaleshwar temple of lord Shiva. It is best known for its uncommon and strange phenomena that there is no idol of Nandi in front of Lord Shiva which makes it somewhat unique when compared to all the other Shiva temples. There are many spiritual and superstitious tales about the temple being built and situated at the place where it is now. It is situated on the banks of river Godavari which in turn adds to its natural beauty where you can spend some moments at peace. There is a common saying in Nashik for this temple, ‘Visiting of ‘Twelve Jyotirlinga’ has an equivalent of visiting kapaleshwara temple.’
Kalaram Temple Nashik
Kalaram Temple is an old sanctum of Lord Rama. Kala is a word in the hindi language which depicts the dark colour and in the same sense, the name of the temple depicts the black idol of Lord Rama. It is best known for its sculptures and also for the gold plated dome. It is made up of black stones and if you are an explorer than it is a ‘must visit’ temple for you as it holds ancient talent. Being the biggest temple of Lord Rama in Nashik every festival related to Rama is celebrated here with huge enthusiasm.
Naroshankar Temple Nashik
According to priests, the temple is around ten thousand years old and the Shivalinga situated here was placed by Lord Rama himself but history describes no evidence for this. The temple is well maintained and is a beautiful piece of architecture which is known as Mayan architectural style. A six feet wide Bell known as Naroshankar Gahnta present here which actually craves the attention of visitors. The outer part of the temple is way more beautiful comprising of decorative lacework and also has a carving of animals denoting that Hinduism is not limited to Human Beings only.
Sundarnarayan Temple Nashik
The only temple in Nashik dedicated to Lord Vishnu is Sundarnarayan Temple. It is also situated on the banks of the river Godavari. The temple possesses an attractive architecture with domes, arches and porches. The temple is the finest piece of art as it is built at an angle that the first rays of rising sun fall directly upon the idols of the deity on 21st March. Same as the Kalaram Temple it is also made up of black stones which are a plus point to its architectural beauty.
Trimbakeshwar Temple Nashik
A famous verse in the Hindu mythology is ‘One who visits Trimbakeshwar attains salvation’.
Last but not the least in the list of best temples is Trimbakeshwar Temple Nashik. One of the most pious places in India and One of the twelve Jyotirlingas according to Hindu religion, which is situated at a distance of thirty kilometres from Nashik in Trimbak town. The river Ganga (called the Godavari here) originates from this place only. Trimbakeshwar Nashik is the only place where the Shivalinga is under the ground and is tri faced. The Nashik Kumbh Mela is organised at Nashik Trimbakeshwar only. Apart from being spiritual, the place has a soothing and calm climate.
All these temples of Nasik have something in common and that is the beauty of architectural designs which attracts not only the devotees but also the art lovers.
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