Shri Trimbakeshwar, Nasik
Trimbakeshwar is a place of powerful Divine linga (Sacred symbol of Deity Shiva) situated near Nasik and famous as ‘Dakshin Kashi’ (Kashi of the South). This jyotirlinga has three raised parts which represent Deities Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Rituals such as Narayan-Nagbali and Tripindi Shraddha performed here give immediate results. Samadhi (A tomb) of Saint Nivruttinath is situated here.
1. Only those who can tolerate the energy and Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) generated in the sanctum sanctorum of the Trimbakeshwar temple are given access to it. The scientific reason for this is that like a volcano, the jyotirlinga emits energy consisting of gamma, alpha, x-rays and minutest electric particles of proton, electron etc. The elderly priests from here say that because of such happenings in Trimbakeshwar there were times when the temple had to be kept closed for 3 to 7 days.
2. Scholars say that in Bharat, in the ancient times, in whichever places volcanoes have erupted, the jyotirlingas have arisen in those places. If a volcano erupts naturally on a specific date and time, then the Divine consciousness, energy, vibrations emiting from it generate more heat as compared to the levels present at normal times. This is what happens at the jyotirlinga in Trimbakeshwar.
3. Whenever there has been incidences of environmental disasters related to universal energy on the earth, especially in Bharat (e.g. during the Indo-China war, Indo-Pak war) this temple had to be kept closed for atleast a day during each incidence.
4. Trimbakeshwar is an ancient place of pilgrimage described in Shivayoga. A jalalinga (Divine phallus in water) of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh is present here.
(Reference : Vishwachaitanyache Vidnyan, H.H. Dr. Raghnath Shukla, Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory)