HOME
SEARCH
MUSIC & MANTRAS
ON-LINE HOROSCOPE
DEITIES & TEMPLES
INDIA - HOLY PLACES
CONTACTS
GUEST BOOK
 
Nasik
 


Nasik is a town located 190 km northeast from Bombay on the banks of Godavari river, which flows across middle India to Bay of Bengal. It has approximately 800 000 inhabitants. This place was called Padmanagar in Satya-yuga, Trikanta in Treta-yuga, Janasthana in Dvapara-yuga and Nasik in Kali-yuga.

(by clicking on pictures you will get three times bigger ones in new window)

3 x bigger picture in new window

Sri Ramacandra lived in Nasik for some time during His exile. Ravana also kidnapped Sita here.

Nasik got its name because Laksmana cut Surpanaka's nose here.

3 x bigger picture in new window

Kumbha-mela is held here every 12 years.

Sri Chaitanya also visited Nasik on His travels around India.

3 x bigger picture in new window

Ramakund is a water tank where Ramacandra and Sita took bath. It is a main place of pilgrimage in Nasik. The bones dissolves in this tank and until now the bones of important people of India are thrown in this lake. Sri Ramacandra performed funeral rites in memory of His father Dasaratha here. In recent history, the bones of Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Rajendra Prasad and other important personalities were dissolved in this sacred lake.

3 x bigger picture in new window The temple of Sundara-Narayana built in 1756 is interesting from architectonic point of view. Deities of Laksmi and Vishnu are 90 cm tall. The temple is located on the opposite side of the Godavari river.
3 x bigger picture in new window

Demigod Ganesh is known for creating and removing obstacles in all spheres of activity. Srila Rupa Gosvami in Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu (the Nectar of Devotion) said that devotees should worship Ganapati to help them remove obstacles on the path of devotional service to Krishna.

Ganesh is usually worshipped at the beginning of different functions and projects and he is kept as doorkeeper at entrances.

3 x bigger picture in new window

He has one tusk only, because the other one was used for writing the Vedas, dictated by Vyasadeva. In the other hand he can have chopper symbolizing the cutting of illusion and falsities or a rod symbolizing his emphasis for proper spiritual discipline or noose for capturing wild animals representing lusty desires... ...or he can hold sweets for which he has genuine fondness.

English texts, selection of images, design:
Tattva-darsi das
Most texts are based on the information from Jada Bharata's book Holy Places of India,
which contains many additional information useful for travelers. It can be found on:
www.spiritualguides.net

Photographs from his travels:
Radha-raman das

 

Published:
November 2001
 
How did you like this article?
from 0 (min.) to 10 (max.)
How many readers expressed it: 47



RAM AGNIHOTRI
2014-03-16

I loved to see these pics. plz upload some more pics.


SUMAN
2009-12-21

HELLO,
Sir i am like this picture, pls send me my Id.


seema sharma
2009-09-04

oh................whao...great yaar. I want to visit that place.


Chinmaya Kumar Subudhi
2008-07-27

Good features of Nasik are displayed. I want to visit the place.


Venkata Raman BS
2007-01-21

Congratulations! Good pics. Pics need some more descriptions. requires some more pics of panchavati, kala ram, gora ram etc.
Overall it is a good site


ashish
2006-04-04

wonderful articicle. please carry on eith your efforts.


Rohit Pawar
2006-03-27

hey nice pics man...
with ur permission can i use them for my website. not for commercial use....


Robyn
2006-03-25

I loved the pictures!! I'm so excited to be going there. Great job!


chetanram
2006-01-19

Excellent!
Good work
Keep it up.


C. L. GURNANI
2004-12-25

dear RADHA RAMAN DASJI, NAMASKAR.
NASIK SITE PHOTOS ARE WONDERFUL., THANK YOU, BEST REGARDS.
C.L.GURNANI

Page: 1-10



Your comments :

Name:  

Email:  
Message 
 
  >>>  
Enter the letters above, please.
   
 



The Hare Krishna inspiration
© 2001-2010