TEMPLE – MUKTIDHAM – NASHIK (MAHARASHTRA)

Muktidham is a marble temple complex honouring various Hindu gods. It is a popular tourist attraction situated in the Nashik Road suburb of the city of Nashik in the western state of Maharashtra in India. It is privately operated through a trust and was built through a generous donation by the late Mr. J.D. Chauhan-Bytco, a local industrialist.
It has replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas, which have been built as per dimension of original deities and have been sanctified by sending them to their respective pilgrimage centers. The temple is made with marble from Makrana in Rajastan, and by Rajastani sculptors. Unique to this temple are eighteen chapters of Geeta written on the walls. Apart from the replicas of all the twelve Jyotirlingas, there are also idols of all major Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Devotees prefer to visit Muktidham Temple during the period of a famous fair “Kumbh Mela”.
This famous temple is located near Nashik station, just 7 kms from the city. The Muktidham Temple is pure white, the colour signifying holiness and peace. White Makrana marble was used to build this temple which has very unusual architecture. Unique to this temple are the 18 chapters of the Gita written on the walls. A visit to this temple by Hindus is considered as a visit to the 4 dhams or holy centres.
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Devi Saptashrungi – Nashik…MAHARASTRA

Shree Saptshrungi Gad is situated at a distance of 60 km from Nashik.It is one of the most visited and religious places for pilgrims.As the temple is situated on a mountain, a regular bus service is provided from the foot of the mountain to the temple
Shree Saptshrungi Devi, Vani.:-
Saptashringa Garh is a place where Goddess Bhagawati dwells.The image of the Devi is huge-about 10 feet tall with 18 hands, holding various weapons. It is one of the most important of the places of Goddesses in Maharashtra. Saptashringa signifies seven mountain peaks. Nanduri village is situated at the foot of the Saptashringa Gad. In front of the temple there stands Markandeya Rishi’s (sage) hill. The Saptashringa Gad is full of a variety of trees having medicinal worth. As per the story depicted in Ramayana, Hanuman carried the herbal medicine for wounded Laxmana from this hill. There are Shiva temples (Which are not maintained properly ) & about 108 water reservoirs on the hill (known as Kundas)

TRAMBAKESHVAR NASHIK (BRAMHAGIRI DARSHAN)

Introduction:
Sinhasth Kumbh is held in the Nasik-Trimbakeshwar area of Maharashtra.
Nasik city is situated on the banks of Godavari River, 8 km to the west of Nasik railway station on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route.
Trimbakeshwar is 29 km to the west of Nasik. Godavari river originates from Brahmagiri. Shiva’s famous Jyotirling is also situated here.
The area to the north of Godavari is called Panchvati where Lord Ram spent 12 years of exile and Laxman cut the nose of Shurpankha, Ravan’s sister.
Asia’s largest golf course is also situated in Nasik.
Nasik is also famous for its grape gardens. It is also known as the wine capital of India.
The Godavari (Marathi : गोदावरी)(Telugu: గోదావరి) is a river in the south-central India. It starts in the western state of Maharashtra and flows through the Southern state of Andhra Pradesh before reaching the Bay of Bengal. It forms one of the largest river basins in India. With a length of 1465 km, it is the second longest river in India, after the The Ganges, and the longest in southern India. It originates near Trimbak in Nashik District of Maharashtra state. It flows east across the Deccan Plateau into the Bay of Bengal near Yanam and Antarvedi in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.[3]
The Godavari is a major waterway in central India, originating in the Western Ghats Trimbakeshwar, in the Nashik Subdivision or District Of Maharashtra and flowing eastwardly across the Deccan Plateau through the state of Maharashtra. It is known as dakshin ganga (Southern Ganges) because it originates from river Ganga (underground water) near Trimbak in Nashik. It enters Andhra Pradesh at Basara in Adilabad district. While passing through the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh it touches a small village called Dharmapuri, which is a pilgrimage village with many ancient Hindu temples and river Godavari serving as spiritual place in true sense for bathing in Godavari river spread over rocks and sand. While crossing the Deccan Plateau and then turns to flow in a southeast direction until it empties into the Bay of Bengal through two mouths.[4] Basara, on the banks of Godavari in Adilabad District, is home to a famous temple for Goddess Saraswati and is the second temple for the Goddess in India.
Rajahmundry, is the second largest city (Nashik is the largest city) on the banks of Godavari. At Rajahmundry, Godavari is in its widest form having a width of approximately 5 km from Rajahmundry to the other bank at Kovvur.
The Sri Ram Sagar Project which was constructed on this river (1964–69) serves the irrigation needs of Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Warangal districts.
Although the river arises only 80 kilometres from the Arabian Sea, it flows 1,465 km to empty into the Bay of Bengal. Just above Rajamundry, there is a dam that provides water for irrigation. Below Rajahmundry, the river divides into two streams that widen into a large river delta which has an extensive navigable irrigation-canal system, Dowleswaram Barrage that links the region to the Krishna River delta to the southwest.[5]
The Godavari River has a drainage area of 312,812 km². It includes more than one Indian state. Furthermore, the drainage ares covers nearly one-tenth of of the area of India and is greater than the areas of England and Ireland put together. The major tributaries of the riiver such as Pravara, Indravati, Manjira River, Bindusara River,Sabari RiverWainganga, and Wardhadischarge an enormous volume of water into the Godavari
It 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 Rajahmudry. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place. The current temple was built by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao (a.k.a Nanasaheb).

Nashik Maharashtra India

Nashik or Nasik is a city in Maharashtra, India and is located in the northwest of Maharashtra, 180 km from Mumbai. The Godavari River flows through Nashik. Nashik is one of the world’s holiest Hindu cities. Kumbh Mela is held here once in 12 years along with Ujjain,Allahabad and Haridwar in India.