Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir
Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in the city of Nasik in the state of Maharashtra. Nasik houses several temples. This temple celebrates Shaivism. Devotees of Lord Shiva flock in here to get the blessings of their beloved god.
Nasik is the ultimate religious destination for pilgrims belonging to different faiths and religious. Nasik is associated with the famous epic Ramayana. It is said that Lord Rama had spent a decent portion of his exile in here. Hence, several temples dedicated to Lord Rama, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu are present in Nasik.
More about Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir
Lord Shiva is also known as Mahadev. He is one of the elements of the trinity. He is considered as the highest yogi. When in this temple one gets a chance to experience the specific features of the nature of the Lord. The divine setting and construction of Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir is a reflection of the religious practices and nature of shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.
But Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir has a unique feature which is unlike most of the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. We all are familiar with Nandi, the gatekeeper of Lord Shiva. A statue of him is present in front of the statue or the linga of Lord Shiva. But this very temple does not house a statue of Nandi. There exists a very interesting story behind this unusual element.
According to the story Lord Shiva considered Nandi as his teacher, tutor or mentor. This is the reason why he is not housed as a gatekeeper in front of the temple of Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev.
History associated with Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir
The temple is located at a jump away from the iconic Ramkund. It is said that Lord Shiva had mistakenly killed a cow. He then went to his teacher, Nandi to ask for help. Nandi then suggested him to go and take a bath in Ramkund. Adhering to his instruction Lord Shiva went and took a dip in the holy waters of Ramkund and meditated there for some time. As a result of which his sins were washed off and he became as pious as ever. It is also said that the Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir is located at the very same position where Lord Shiva had meditated.
A Tourist’s Guide
Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir is open on all days of the week. Entry is not ticketed here. Public transport is easily available in here. The temple is barely two kilometers away from the main bus stand and auto as well as cab service is easily available here too. The wonderful location of this place has made it easily accessible to the general public living in any part of the city of Nasik. Hotels are easily available in Nasik. One can choose as per one’s need and book rooms both online and offline. The nearest railway station from here is Nasik Road Railway Station at a distance of 10 km from here. The nearest airport is Gandhinagar Military Airport which is 6 km away from Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir.
One must visit this place when in Nasik. The divinity of the Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir coupled with the tranquility of Ramkund gives this temple a unique edge.
Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Mandir is very crowded during the festival of Shivratri. Devotees from different places come to visit this very temples. Mondays are busy too. A visit to this temple during the festival will be an entirely different experience. Devotees of Lord Shiva should not miss an opportunity to visit this temple is given a chance.