On arrival at Mumbai you will be greeted by our representative and drive to Trimbakeshwar. Trimbakeshwar is a highly religious center of Hindus having one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. The Jyotirlinga of Trimbakeshwar is having its three faces representing Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesha. Due to excessive use of water, the lingam has started to erode. It is said that this erosion symbolizes the eroding nature of human society. The Lingas are covered by a jeweled crown which is placed over the Gold Mask of Tridev (Brahma Vishnu Mahesh). The crown is said to be from the age of Pandavas which is consists of diamonds, emeralds, and many other precious stones.
According to Shiv Mahapuran, once Brahma (the God of creation) and Vishnu (the God of saving) had an argument in terms of supremacy of creation. To test both of them, Shiva pierced the three worlds to a huge endless pillar of light - the jyotirlinga. Vishnu and Brahma set their ways to downwards and upwards respectively to find the end of the light in either directions. Brahma lied that he found out the end, while Vishnu conceded his defeat. Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he would have no place in ceremonies while Vishnu would be worshipped till the end of eternity. The jyotirlinga is the supreme part-less reality, out of which Shiva partly appears. The jyotirlinga shrines, thus are places where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light.
After visit drive to Nashik upon arrival visit Panchavati. River Godavari flows through Nashik and its Northern part is called as Panchavati. It is mentioned in the Ramayana that lord Shri Ram and Sita along with Laxman stayed at Panchavati for some time during their Vanvas (exile). Due to this Panchavati has gained holy importance. There are five Banyan (Vat) trees and hence the area is called Panchavati. Nearby is Sita Gufa (cave) where Sita is said to have stayed for some time. In the evening transfer to the hotel. overnight stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast visit Shirdi. Upon arrival check into the hotel. In the afternoon visit Sai Baba Ashram & Sakuri Kanyakumari Ashram. Overnight stay in hotel.
Shirdi is a well-known religious town dedicated to the saint who preached the theory of one god and wished for amicable relations between all religious groups. Shirdi is dedicated to Sai Baba. The Samadhi Mandir, Guru Sthan and Khandoba are among the holy temple to be visited during a visit to Sai Baba.
Sakuri Kanyakumari Ashram - located within 3 km from Shirdi, is a calm and quiet disciplined place. Saint Upasani Maharaj and Sati Godavari Mata is from the same time of Shree Saibaba.
After breakfast check out the hotel and procced to Bhimashankar. On arrival at Bhimashankarv check in to hotel and later visit Temple and local sightseeing. Bhimashankar temple is an exquisitely carved Nagra style 18th century Jyotirlinga temple erected over a self emanated Shivalinga. The Bhimashankar temple is said to have been built by Nana Phadnavis- a diplomat of the Peshwas. A well trodden trail begins right behind the temple that leads deep into the forest to Gupt bheema. It is also the origin of the river Bhima. A waterfall gushes over a stone lingam to mark the exact spot of gupt Bhima.
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.