|The Swayambhu Idol|
There is only a simple platform on which stands the Swayambhu idol, in black stone and seeing the idol itself is an overwhelming experience.
|The Majestic Black Stone - Shani Bhagwan|
|Superb Architecture of the temple|
Nasik is one of the most holiest places in India and is sacred as it is in this place Lord Rama along with Devi Sita and brother Laxman spent their part of the exile period and has witnessed several mythological events. It is one of the four cities which hosts Kumbha Mela which occurs every after 12 years [next is on 2015]. Legend has that during Sagar Manthan the Demigods while they tried to hide the Nector of Immortality from the demons, four drops fell onto the four location on the earth [other location are Prayag,Haridwar and Ujjain]. Thus these four places are believed to have acquired mystic power and hosts the Meha Kumbha Mela every after 12 years ["Kumbha" means "Pot of Nector" and "Mela" means festival] where dates are calculated depending upon the certain planetary positions. In the medieval era several temples where built by devotees along the bank of river Godavari.
|ShivLingam inside of the Kapaleswar |
|The 5 Banyan Trees-Panchvati|
|Rama's Journey from Ayodhya to Lanka|
|Lakshmana cuts-off Surpanakha's nose [nasika] |
|Devottees waiting to go inside the Sita Gumpha|
|Entrance to the Sita Gumpha|
|Inside the Sita Gumpha|
|One of the five trees after which the place|
is called Panchvati
According to Hindu legends and Ramayana Rama, along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, stayed in Panchavati during their Vanvasa period. The Laxman Rekha is located in Panchavati about a kilometre away from Sita Gupha. It was from here that Ravana abducted Goddess Sita. Today this area is a major pilgrimage and tourist attraction.
|Entrance to the Kalaram Temple-Nasik|
|Magnificinet Temple made of Black stone|
|Beautifully carved Kalaram Temple|
|Large Courtyard inside the Kalaram Temple-Nasik|
|Ram,Laxman,Sita inside the Kalaram Temple|
|Lord Ganesha Idol in the Courtyars of|
|Entrance to the Goraram Temple-Panchvati|
|Idols of Ram, Laxman,Sita in the Goraram Temple|
|A journey to be remembered!|