Visit the Stunning Temples in Nashik

History of Nashik

According to legend, Nashik got its name from the act of Lord Lakshman cutting the nose or "Nasika" of Ravana's sister Surpanakha. Visiting the various temples in Nashik helps remove stress and aids in a serene experience. Situated on the banks of Godavari River, the place is a melting pot of historical significance and Indian mythology. Here are some temples in Nashik that spiritual seekers or history buffs should not miss out on.

pillars of a temple structure

Kalaram Temple

The location of this temple is said to be where Lord Rama stayed during his exile. Sardar Rangrao Odhekar constructed it in 1782 on the site of an earlier wooden temple. According to historical records, the project took twelve years to complete and employed 2000 people every day. Kalaram Temple is one of the best contemporary temples in western India. It consists of a well-kept enclosure 245 feet long and 105 feet wide surrounded by a wall of plain-dressed stone that is 17 feet high.

a temple carved into a rock

Navshya Ganpati Temple

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Navshya Ganpati Temple is one of the most famous in Nashik. Located on the banks of Godavari River, the temple is built amidst an abundance of lush greenery. It has a history that spans almost 400 years, beginning during the Peshwa era. As a result, it has a bountiful amount of historical significance to go with the beautiful scenery. The temple's Ganesha idol is often referred to as Navashya in popular culture. All of the devotees' prayers are said to be granted in this temple, according to popular belief.

carvings along the walls of a temple

Muktidham Temple

Muktidham temple is well-known for its impressive artistic characteristics as well as paintings and inscriptions from the Mahabharata and the life of Lord Krishna - the temple's primary deity. Raghubir Mulgaonkar's renowned paintings are displayed in a special room. The walls of this shrine are covered in engravings of the first 18 chapters of the Gita. Idols of all the principal Hindu gods and goddesses, including Vishnu, Laxmi Rama, Laxman, Sita, Hanuman, Durga and Ganesha are also displayed here. Muktidham, Nashik also has a Dharamshala that can house at least 200 pilgrims.

exterior facade of an ancient temple

Someshwar Temple

Situated in the suburbs on the banks of Godavari River, Someshwar Temple, Nashik is one of the earliest Shiva temples in the city. It has a lovely atmosphere because of the tranquil environment it is set in. Beside the river, there is a boating club and a playground that are affiliated to the temple.

exterior facade of an ancient temple

Panchavati Temple

Panchavati Temple, Nashik is located in a tranquil town that has significant religious importance because of mythological stories. The location offers brief glimpses of significant events from the Ramayana, including places like Sita Gufa and Kalaram Temple, which are thronged with devotees. Pilgrims from all over the world visit this site during the major festival of Kumbh Mela.

Nashik is home to numerous other shrines and pilgrimage sites that welcome visitors from all over the world. Trimbakeshwar, Nashik is another holy site that devotees must not fail to visit. While travelling to this holy city to experience the stunning temples, stay in the lavish rooms at Kamfotel Hotel Nashik.