Kapaleshwar Temple is a renowned Shiva temple in Nashik. It is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is flocked by millions of devotees throughout the year. Unlike other temples, where an idol of Nandi Bull can be spotted at the gate, it is not spotted at Kapaleshwar Temple. The interesting tale behind it goes like this- Once Lord Shiva accidentally killed a cow. He was advised by Nandi to take a dip in the holy waters of Ramkund located in Nashik. It will wash away his sin. Considering his advice, he left for Nashik and gave the title of a ‘Guru’ or ‘Teacher’.
It Is Known For:-
1) Kapaleshwar Temple is an ancient shrine in the city of Nashik.
2) It enshrines Lord Shiva in the form of a Shivalinga but the idol of Nandi is missing from this place.
3) It happened because Lord Shiva followed the advice of Nandi and considered him as His Guru.
4) All Mondays are the busiest days of the year and the holy festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated here with a great pomp. Special prayers are offered to Lord Mahadeva.
Best Time To Visit:-
Kapaleshwar Temple is visited by hundreds of devotees every day. Being a sacred site for the followers of Hinduism, it is flocked by the millions of devotees throughout the year. The footfall increases on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.
The entry to this temple is free of charge and photography is strictly prohibited.
Kapaleshwar Temple is well-connected via major roads that connect it with the rest of Nashik city. Moreover, the local transit plies in plenty to commute to & from the shrine conveniently.
Nearest Railway Station:- Nashik Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport
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