SAPTASHRUNGI DEVI TEMPLE:
At an area of 26 km from Vani and 65 km since Nashik, Saptashrungi Devi chapel is a Hindu chapel placed closer Nanduri center.The temple lies atop the cliff with an altitude of 1,230 m. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Saptashrungi. The temple is known popularly as one of the 'three and a half Shakti Peethas' of Maharashtra. The chapel is also one amidst the 51 Shakti Peethas placed on the Indian be contingent and is a place.where one of Sati's limbs, her right arm is reported to have fallen. It is also believed that the presiding deity of the temple is Mahishasur Mardini, who was the slayer of the demon Mahishasur. At the foot of the hill lies the head of a buffalo, made of stone, which is believed to be that of the demon.
Counted as the holiest temple of India, the Trimbakeshwar Temple houses one of the most important twelve Jyotirlingas, a form of Lord Shiva. Perched on the foot of Brahmagiri Hills, the temple is situated in the pious city of Trimbak, which finds its mention in the powerful Mrityunjaya Mantra that bestows immorality and longevity. Built in the 18th century by Maratha ruler, Peshwa Nana Saheb, the temple is a perfect epitome of classic architecture. Amongst the busy and hasten market of the city, the shikhara of the Trimbakeshwar chapel rises raised and attestar lakhs of devotees every year.
Spirutual land for the devotee of Ramayana, Panchvati attracts a many of pilgrims. A serene town located near Nasik, the site offers small sightings having a lot of significance in the epic of Ramayana.Given the fable of Panchvati, the area holds a many of religious connotation even in the present day. Sites such as the Kalaram Temple and the Sita Gufaa are on every pilgrims list. The Kumbh Mela takes place on the river banks of Godavari, and has a surplus of pilgrims from every corner of world during the occasion.
I have frequented sita gufa or gupha in nashik some times. i love to frequent shirdi sai baba chapel often. so whenever i visit shirdi sai baba then i also visit sita gufa. both these places just uplifts my spirit and must be visited by spiritual people.normally, i start early from shirdi and it takes 3-4 hours to reach nashik in car. to visit, sita gufa it takes around 3o minutes depending upon crowd.there are many spiritually charged places in and around nashik. two more areas which i like to visit everywhere nashik are saptashrungi devi chaple and trimbakeshwar shiva chapel. ideally, you will need minimum 1-2 days to visit all these three places.
Kalaram Mandir, one of the main attractions of Nashik town, is placed in the Panchavati location of the town.It is the biggest as well as the simplest among all the temples situated in nashik and dates back to the year 1790, when it was constructed by Sardar Odhekar of Peshwa. The chapel is devoted to Lord Rama, who has been bless inside the sanctum sanctum in the form of a adorn black stone idol.Since the image of the Lord is in black color, the temple came to be known as Kalaram Mandir (meaning the temple of the black Rama).
Located about 8 kilometres to the south of the centre of Nashik in Maharashtra in India, the Pandavleni Caves are ancient rock-cut caves that are situated on the tableland of the Trivashmi Hills. These caves have existed for more than 2000 years now and date back to the period between the 3rd century BC and 2nd century AD. Interestingly, these caves hold their importance and value till date. The Pandavleni caves are a group of 24 caves that represent the Hinayana Buddhism. The mystic caves also comprise of musical fountains, museums and various outlets of food. Multiple monasteries, shrines, water tanks, pillars, and carvings can also be found inside.
Kapaleshwar Temple, devooted to Lord Shiva, is placed in Nashik district and is closer the Godavari River and Ramkund. The temple is different from other Shiva temples, because as in usual Shiva temples, there is no Nandi at Kapaleshwar Temple. Nandi is god Shiva’s buggy and its deity is fixed at the entrance of all Shiva chapel.A local legend says that once Shiva happened to kill a cow by mistake. Killing of a cow or ‘gohatya’ is regarded as a sin amongst Hindus because cow is worshipped as a God by Hindus. Nandi advised him to take a bath in Ramkund to wash off his sin. Lord Shiva obeyed him and after taking a bath at the Kund, he did penance here and it is believed that the temple is located at the same place where Lord Shiva did his penance.Because Nandi gave him a valuable advice, it is believed that Lord Shiva regarded Nandi as a Guru or teacher and hence, there is no Nandi to guard the Kapaleshwar Temple.
At an area of 11 km from Trimbakeshwar chapel and 26 km from Nashik, Anjaneri Hill is a holy area that deceit between Nasik and Trimbakeshwar. Anjaneri is one of the famous forts in the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar mountain range and also one of the popular trekking places in Nashik.placed at an elevation of 4264 feet, Anjaneri is the birth area of God Hanuman. Anjaneri camp is named after God Hanuman's mother Anjani. It is said that God Hanuman spent his childhood in these mountains. Being the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, Anjaneri has major significance for devout and hikers alike.The major attraction of Anjaneri Hill is the Anjaneri castle which can be arrived via Anjaneri village. One should get down at Anjaneri Phata, which is 20 km away from Nasik on the Nasik-Tryambakeshwar road. Anjaneri center is at a hiking distance of 10 to 15 minutes from Anjaneri Phata. There are some steps next to the village entrance, through which one can reach the plateau of Anjaneri.
Dugarwadi chute is one of the most general cataracts of Maharashtra.This thrilling waterfall is lone 30kms absent since the plum town Nasik and 2km off the Jawahar Road. Very some people call Dugarwadi, that’s why it is very clean and unexplored. It is a great place to visit, especially in monsoon when you can enjoy pristine surroundings and lush greenery everywhere.The mountains near Trimbak Road, many times covered with clouds and fog are sure to mesmerize you with their serenity. The crisp air, water streams, and heavy forest are all attractive at Dugarwadi. The waterfalls will make you forget about all the stress, tension and hustle-bustle of concrete city life. The nature lovers and adventurous people prefer to take a complete day outing at Dugarwadi to experience the lively spirit of the monsoon season.