Nashik is a city in the northwest of Maharashtra in India. It is located at foothill of the Western Ghats Mountains on the side the river Godavari. On the Godavari River a Panchvati temple complex is located. It is known as the wine capital of India and has some excellent temples and beautiful getaways in and around it. There are nearby destination like Igatpuri and Jawhar which is popular getaways’ from Mumbai. It’s a major city of Maharashtra.
There are many places and temples to visit in Nashik like Kalaram Temple, Kapaleeshwar Temple, Navshya Ganpati Temple, Ganga Godaveri temple, and Mukti Dham Temple, Jain Mandir, etc. And places like Sita Gufa, Panchvati, Trimbakeshwer, Pandavaleni Caves, Dudhsagar falls, Deolali camp, etc.
Temples in Nashik
It is a one of the largest and simple temple built in 1790 by Sardar Odhekar of Peshwa. Kalaram Temple is made by complete black stones, which has four doors facing East, West, South and North and the summit made up of gold. Hire a cab in Mumbai to visit temples in Nashik.
The temple got the name Kalaram Mandir as the Idol of lord of Ram is of a black color and the “Kalash” is made of 32 tons of gold. Nearby is the Sita Gupha where Devi Sita is said to have stayed during her eviction. The most important thing about the Kalaram Temple is located in the Panchvati area. There are great celebration and Utsav on festivals like Ramnavmi, Dasara and Chaitra Padwa.
Kapaleeshwar temple was built in 7th centuary by the Pallavas. The original kapaleeswar temple was built where Santhome Church is located currently in Chennai. It is the ancient Lord Shiva temples on the side of river Godavari in Nashik is well known as Lord Kapaleeshwar Mahadev Temple. This is a dedicated to Lord Shiva the idol of Nandi is placed facing main avatar. Nandi is Guru of Mahadev at this because Nandi cannot ahead temple Kapaleeshwar is among the very oldest temple one in the town. Book a cab in Nashik to visit Kapaleeshwar Temple.
Navsya Ganpati Temple
Navsya Ganpati Temple built in the year 1774; it is famous for providing “Jagrut Darshan”to the admirer. It is situated on flow of river Godavari at Anandvalli, on the road going towards Someshwar called Gangapur. The idol of Lord Ganpati was placed by Anandibai and though there was destruction of the place of Raghoba Peshwa by British Empire in 1818, the temple remained undamaged. This temple has a history of more than 300 years and the idol is very attractive especially the eye which are very beautiful. Nashik to Mumbai taxi takes you there for Navsya Ganpati Temple. The calmness and serenity of the river Godavari add the peaceful atmosphere of this place. This place is worth a visit and people say that they experience a feeling of religion here.
Ganga Godaveri Temple
Shree Ganga Godaveri Temple is located at Nashik at Ramkund on Tuesday people opens its doors after 12 years. It is the only temple which opens to travelers with the 12 year Kumbh mela cycle in Nashik. Beside the Shree Ganga Godaveri Temple, there are a total of 108 temples around Ramkund. Around eight km away is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman in Ajneri hills. There is Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman are believed to have spent a few years during their 14 year long separate. People take Darshan”to of this temple after taking bath in river.
Mukti Dham Temple
It is a popular tourist attraction located in the Nashik Road suburb in state Maharashtra. The temple is founded in the year 1971. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna in the Mukti Dham complex. There is also the idol of all Hindu gods like Vishnu, Laxmi Rama, Laxman, Sita, Hanuman, Durga, and Ganesha. Thousand of Hindu traveller visit Mukti Dham temple during Kumbh Mela.
It is dedicated to Jain saints, there is a three beautiful stories temple complex situated at Vilholi which is about 12 km away from Nashik. It is also known as Shree Dharmachakra Prabhav Tirth. The temple is decorate with the idols of the 24th jain Tirtthankar.There are many nearby attractions like Sula Vineyards, Deolali, Someshwar, Pandavleni Caves, Panchavati and Sita Gumpha.
Place in Nashik
It is believed to be the place from where Sita was Kidnapped by the beast king Ravana situated near the five Banyan trees in panchavati at the western side door of Kalaram Temple. The cave consist the idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshmana, can be available only through the help of a narrow steps. There are many attractive paces nearby Sita Gumpha like Panchvati, Kalaram Mandir, Naroshankar temple, Bhaktidham temple, and Ramkund, Sula Vineyards, etc. The mythology of Ramayana attached with the place make it very historical. If you are a Mumbai resident just book a cab in Mumbai to visit these entire temple.
Panchvati is the religious place on the northern part of river Godavari at a distance of 5 km from Nashik. The name is Panchvati derived from the Sanskrit Panca Five Vata Banyan Tree. The area of five Banyan trees is located on the flow of River Godaveri in Nashik, Maharashtra, India. In the Panchvati there are many places to visit like Sita Gumpha, Kalaram Mandir, and Naroshankar Temple. The tourist spots situated in the locality of Panchvati. People frequently vist here, since this place has outstanding place in the epic.
It is an ancient Hindu Temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in Nashik. Trimbakeshwar is a traditional center having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The Jyotirlingas located in three faces Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra. All the Jyotirlingas have Shiva as the main idol. Three source of the Godaveri start from the Brahmagiri Mountain. Outside the temple just in front of entrance gate, one can see few coes self pray the grass. This is the traditional place to perform Shradha ceremony like Narayan nagbali as per Nirnaya sindhu a religious book of Hindus.
These caves are 2000 years old and it was a build by Jain Kings. Pandavleni Caves are group of 24 Hinayana Buddhist caves the location of the cave is holy Buddhist site and it is situated about 8 km south of Nashik. The cave has idols of Buddha, Jain Teerthankara Vrishabhdeo, and the icon of Bodhisattva, Veer Manibhadraji and Ambikadevi. There are attractive water tanks that are very skillfully shape into the rock. This place is rally quit and peaceful and the major part of Nashik sees from the top of cave.