June 23, 2024
  • Maharashtra govt has constituted SIT to probe Trimbakeshwar temple incident.
  • SIT will probe a recent incident in which a group of people from minority community allegedly attempted to ‘forcibly’ enter Trimbakeshwar temple in


  • Trimbakeshwar temple is the abode of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
    • A Jyotirlinga is a representation of Lord Shiva in Hinduism.
  • Temple is located at foothills of mountain Bramhagiri, from which river Godavari flows.
  • It was constructed by third Peshwa Balaji Bajirao (1740-1760) on the site of an old temple.
  • The sanctum, internally a square and externally a stellar structure, houses a small Shivaling – Tryambaka.
  • The temple is built of black stone in the Nagara style of architecture is enclosed in a spacious courtyard.



  • It became popular in northern India.
  • An entire temple is built on a stone platform called “Jagati” with steps leading up to it.
  • The temple does not usually have elaborate boundary walls or gateways.
  • The garbhagriha is always located directly under the tallest tower.
  • Amalaka or Kalash is installed on Shikhara.
  • The ‘latina’ or rekha-prasada, Phamsana and valabhi are important types of Nagara style of architecture.
  • Prominent examplesKandariya Mahadev Temple in Madhya Pradesh, Sun temple at Konark, and Ossian temple, Gujarat.
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