Trimbakeshwar Temple, near Nasik in Maharashtra, is a Jyotirlinga shrine associated with the origin of the Godavari river.

Trimbakeshwar Temple, near Nasik in Maharashtra, is a Jyotirlinga shrine associated with the origin of the Godavari river.

Godavari River, Rajahmundry, India

Godavari River, Rajahmundry, India

Trimbakeshwar or Tryambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in the Nashik District of Maharashtra, India, 28 km from the city of Nashik and 40 km from nashik road. It is dedicated to the god Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.  Kusavarta, a kunda (sacred pond) in the temple premises is the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular India.

Trimbakeshwar or Tryambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in the Nashik District of Maharashtra, India, 28 km from the city of Nashik and 40 km from nashik road. It is dedicated to the god Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Kusavarta, a kunda (sacred pond) in the temple premises is the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular India.

Sun set at Godavari river in Rajahmundry

Sun set at Godavari river in Rajahmundry

Drive to Nasik  Located on the banks of the holy Godavari River, Nasik gets its name from the episode in the Ramayana where Lakshmana, Rama’s brother, hacked off the nastika (nose) of Ravana’s sister.   It is called as the 'Wine Capital of India' or the 'Grape City.' Today this large provincial city’s old quarter has some intriguing temples that reference the Hindu epic. Every 12 years, Nasik plays host to the grand Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering on Earth.

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Drive to Nasik Located on the banks of the holy Godavari River, Nasik gets its name from the episode in the Ramayana where Lakshmana, Rama’s brother, hacked off the nastika (nose) of Ravana’s sister. It is called as the 'Wine Capital of India' or the 'Grape City.' Today this large provincial city’s old quarter has some intriguing temples that reference the Hindu epic. Every 12 years, Nasik plays host to the grand Kumbh Mela, the largest religious gathering on Earth.

Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, pray on the banks of Godavari river during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival in Nashik, India, August 26, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, pray on the banks of Godavari river during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival in Nashik, India, August 26, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Located at the source of the Godavari River, Trimbakeshwar temple is a religious center having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra.

Located at the source of the Godavari River, Trimbakeshwar temple is a religious center having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra.

Antarvedi temple on the banks of Godavari in Andhra pradesh - Godavari River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Antarvedi temple on the banks of Godavari in Andhra pradesh - Godavari River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Trambakeshwar Temple (India)  Trambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Nashik District of Maharashtra. It is located at the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular.

Trambakeshwar Temple (India) Trambakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Nashik District of Maharashtra. It is located at the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in peninsular.

Godavari river bank ....the superb cam view of river with beautiful #Nashik_City..

Godavari river bank ....the superb cam view of river with beautiful #Nashik_City..

Another great pic of the bridge over Godavari river near Rajahmundry.

Another great pic of the bridge over Godavari river near Rajahmundry.

Photography by Claude Renault: Nashik; Maharashtra; Godavari River; Colors; Diving; India.

Photography by Claude Renault: Nashik; Maharashtra; Godavari River; Colors; Diving; India.

Indian women devotees stand in a queue as they wait to enter a temple near the Godavari River

Indian women devotees stand in a queue as they wait to enter a temple near the Godavari River

Godavari River, Andhra Pradesh (India)

Godavari River, Andhra Pradesh (India)

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