Trimbakeshwar or Trambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Nashik District of Maharashtra state in India. It is 28 km away from the main city of Nasik. Trimbakeshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The amazing feature of the Jyotirlinga located at Trimbakeshwar is having three faces symbolizing Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra (Shiva). Due to too much use of water, the jyotirlinga has started to erode. It is said that this erosion symbolizes the eroding nature of human society. The Trimbakeshwar jyotirlinga is covered by a jeweled crown which is placed over the Gold Mask of Tridev stated above. i.e. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Mahesh. The crown is said to be from the age of Pandavs and consists of diamonds, emeralds, and many precious stones. The crown is flaunted every Monday from 4 to5 pm to the people. All other Jyotirlingas have Shiva as the main divinity.
Trimbakeshwar temple is appealing with the ancient Hindu temple’s architectural styles. It is entirely constructed on black stones. The temple is located at the foothills of Brahmagiri mountain ranges on the backdrop of undulated landscapes and lush green vegetation.
Three sources of the Godavari originate from the Brahmagiri Mountain. Trimbakeshwar temple is located at the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular India. The Godavari River, which is considered sacred within Hinduism, originates from Bramhagiri Mountains and meets the sea near Rajahmundry. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place at Trambakeshwar temple.