Trimbakeshwar is considered as the most sacred temple of India. Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the most important twelve Jyotirlingas. This temple is a pilgrim place of Lord Shiva, situated at the foot of the Brahmagiri hills and is situated in the holy city of Trimbak, which is mentioned in the powerful Mritunjaya mantra which provides immorality and longevity. Created by the Maratha ruler, Peshwa Nana Saheb in the 18th century, the temple is an ideal symbol of classic architecture.
The city of Trimbak is like a paradise on earth. You will not be able to resist purity of the place which removes all your repentance and sins. The visit to this holy place will give you the taste of freedom, knowledge, and spirituality. People use to go to Trimbakeshwar Temple for soul-searching.
Some stories interpret the formation of Trimbakeshwar temple. It is believed that the land of Trimabak is the land of sages. Gautama Rishi was one of the sages who lived here with his wife Ahilya. The land was surrounded by heavy drought, so Gautam Rishi urged the God of water, Lord Varun to solve the problem of water scarcity. Lord Varun accepted his prayers and provided the unlimited supply of water. However, other sages became jealous of Gautam Rishi, therefore, they prayed from God Ganesha to send a cow to the farm of Gautam Rishi, which was full of crops. But, somehow the cow died.
After this, he went to Lord Shiva with his wife and went to seek punishment for that crime. Lord Shiva was very pleased and then, he ordered the Ganga River to flow on the land. River Brahmagiri passes through the hill and Gautam Rishi has collected it, which is called Kushvrata. Then, the sage requested Lord Shiva to stay there. By accepting their request, God became in the form of a linga to be there.