The Kalaram Temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik city in Maharashtra, India. It is probably the most important Hindu shrine in the city. The temple derives its name from the statue of Lord Rama that is black. The literal translation of kalaram means black Rama. The sanctum sanctorum also houses the statues of goddess Sita and god Lakshmana. Thousands of devotees visit it every day.
A gufaa in Panchavati area of Nashik where Maa Sita & Ram believed to have stayed during their exile. Panchavati named so because of 5 banyan trees near the gufaa which still exists. Sita gufaa is not advisable for obsesity & heart patients because you have to literally squeeze yourself to enter the gufaa. It is difficult for elderly person also but with a good crawling technique one can go inside the gufaa. Sit down in floor, keep your legs in front & move with your butt & leg by taking small small steps. Kalaram temple & Ramkund are near by.
The most important place in Panchavati is Ramkund. It is so called because Lord Rama is believed to have taken bath there. Mortal remains (Asthi) immersed in this kunda, are immediately absorbed in the water. A dip in this sacred kunda is considered very pious. Situated nearby is Gandhi Lake (Talav) having a memorable monument made out of white marble, in memory of the Father of the Nation. The ashes were dropped in Ramkund after Gandhiji passed away on 30th January 1948. Mr. Nehru was also present on this occasion.
Bhakti Dham, a place renowned for its numerous temples is situated near Dindori Naka, about a distance of 0.5 km from Hotel Panchavad Pride. The entire area gives an impression of a singular shrine and among the various holy places of worships, Bakthi Dham temple takes the prominent position. Bhaktidham is a rising pilgrimage centre for the devotees coming to Nashik. A hub of religious activities, this place is often thrived with frequent religious discussions, poojas and Vedas recitals.
Once a part of the holy Dandakaranya forest, Tapovan is a pictorial spot and has a close association with the epic Ramayana. Tapovan literally means a place which is reserved for rumination and reparation. Besieged in the richness of lush greenery, Tapovan presents a tranquil ambience This place might be used by great sages for meditation. Laxmana - brother of Rama, cut the nose of Shurpanakha, the sister of Ravana at this place and therefor the city get name Nasik.
Muktidham is a marble temple complex honouring various Hindu gods. It is a popular tourist attraction situated in the Nashik Road suburb of the city of Nashik. It is privately operated through a trust and was built through a generous donation by the late Mr. J.D. Chauhan-Bytco, a local industrialist. The temple was founded in the year 1971.
The Navshya Ganapati Temple at Anandvalli in Nashik on Gangapur-Someshwar road and has history of around 300-400 years. The temple was built at the time of Peshvas. The Ganapati Idol is famous amongst its followers as 'Navashya' because it is said that he grants all wishes of anyone who comes to him, Ganapati answers to the offerings in prayers ('navas') and thousands of followers have experienced this act of god.
Situated on the banks of Godavari, Someshwar Temple, sacred to Lord Shiva, is the oldest temple in the Nashik. Amidst lush greenery, the temple is mainly prominent for its captivating location that can prove to be a soul soothing experience for the devotees. Along with Shiva, Lord Hanuman is too prayed in the temple.
Trimbak, as Trimbakeshwar is often called, is a town that lies in the shadow of the Brahmagiri Hill, the source of the holy Godavari river. The existence of this town is firmly centred around the magnificent Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. The Kushavarta Tirtha holy pond near Trimbak hosts the Kumbh Mela held once in 12 years.
Saptashrungi is a site of Hindu pilgrimage situated 65 kilometres from Hotel Panchavad Pride. According to Hindu traditions, the goddess Saptashrungi Nivasini dwells within the seven mountain peaks. (Sapta means seven and shrung means peaks.) It is located in Nanduri, Kalwan taluka, a small village near Nashik in India. Devotees visit this place in large numbers every day. The temple is also known popularly as one of the “three and half Shakti Peethas” of Maharashtra.
Gandhi Shikhar, popularly known as the Sunset Point, is a prominent attraction in the scenic hill station of Saputara. This vantage point earns recognition for offering stunning vista of the sunset. As the evening approaches, the sky is painted with an orange hue of the setting sun, which forms a spectacular sight to behold. The low-lying tribal villages and sprawling green forests of Dang can also be seen from this place. To reach the viewpoint, visitors can either opt for the one kilometre long walk or the ropeway.
Sai Baba of Shirdi, also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees as a saint, a fakir, a satguru and an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is revered by both his Hindu and Muslim devotees during, as well as after his lifetime. Saibaba is now revered as incarnation of Sri Dattatreya, and considered as Saguna Brahma. He is attributed to be the creator, sustainer and destroyer of this universe by his devotees. He is decorated with jewels and all forms of Hindu vedic deities as he is supreme God.