Triveni Sangam, Nasik

In Hindu tradition, Triveni Sangam is the “confluence” of three rivers. Sangama is the Sanskrit word for confluence. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. A bath here is said to flush away all of one’s sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth.

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

Nasikana Dharmik Gramstanam meaning Nashik.

It is venerated as the town of Lord Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, who spent some time of his exile here. Great poets of yore like Rishi Valmiki, Mahakavi Kalidas, and Bhavabhooti have praised this holy city in many of their works. River Godavari flows through the city of Nashik.

It is believed that Lord Ram had taken a bath at the Ramkund Ghat here. Many famous sages like Chaitanya Mahaprabhu have bathed in her waters as an act of worship.

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

The important temples here are Kapaleshwar Mandir, Gore Ram Mandir, and Kale Ram Mandir.

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

The name Panchavati was due to the presence of five banyan trees. These trees are marked even today. There is a cave nearby called Sita Guha where Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana prayed to Lord Shiva.

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

Numerous small temples and pilgrimage places dot the banks of the river. The main temple on the ghats is the Ganga Godavari temple.

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

Nasik and Trimbak (2017)

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