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Tryambakeshwar

Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Nashik district, Maharashtra Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Nashik district, MaharashtraMeditation: I meditate on sage Gautama worshipping Lord Shiva at Brahmagiri mountain as an act of repentance for (a false accusation of) killing a cow; and appearance of Lord Shiva (Tryambakeshwar) relieving him from the false accusation and also releasing river Ganga (Gautami Ganga) from his matted hairs.
(Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 24)

Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga: Tryambakeshwar or Trimbakeshwar temple of Nashik district is a Jyotirlinga identified with the Tryambakeshwara Jyotirlinga mentioned in Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 24.

Worship of Lord Shiva by sage Gautama: Brahmagiri mountain is the place where sage Gautama performed penance worshipping Lord Shiva as an act of repentance for (a false accusation of) killing a cow. Lord Shiva appeared before sage Gautama and relieved him from the false accusation; and also released a part of river Ganga from his matted hairs. This river came to be known as Gautami Ganga or Godavari. On the request of sage Gautama and the devas Lord Shiva abided there as Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga. (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 24)

• Tryambakeshwar temple is located in the Nashik district of Maharashtra.


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