The Kalaram Temple is an old Hindu temple committed to Rama in the Panchavati zone of Nashik city in Maharashtra, India. It is presumably the most essential Hindu holy spot in the city. Kalaram Mandir, one of the significant attractions of the Nashik, is arranged in the Panchavati territory of the city. It is the greatest and also the most straightforward among every one of the temples arranged here and goes back to the year 1790, when it was built by Sardar Odhekar of Peshwa.
About The Temple
The whole temple has been worked of delightful dark stone and the temple is nearly 70 feet high. This temple stands creatively amidst an avaricious walled fenced in area consolidating right around 96 columns. The passageway to this temple is on the east side and that too by means of an angled vaulted entryway. The "Kalash" inside the temple is made of immaculate gold which weighs around 32 tons. In 1788, it took around 23 lakhs INR alongside 2000 laborers to construct this unbelievably creative temple. The time span to finish this temple was around 12 years. The dark stones used to assemble the temple were brought from zones of Ramshej which were removed from slopes of Ramshej. Temple has a copper pinnacle that is absolutely gold plated. The pinnacle looks bewitching throughout the day and night too.
Other than the symbol of Lord Rama, are those of Sita Mata and Lord Lakshmana, they dark in colour and embellished with decorations. The temple has been developed totally out of dark stones and four passageway entryways, one confronting East, West, South and North. The summit of the Kalaram Mandir is comprised of 32 tons of gold. Prior, Harijans were not permitted inside the temple. It was just in the year 1930, after the Satyagraha of Dr. Ambedkar, that Harijans were permitted to enter its premises.
Encompassing the working of the Kalaram Mandir is a walled encased, which involves 96 columns. The fenced in area is entered from the eastern side, through a curved entryway. The stones utilized as a part of the development of the temple were brought from Ramshej. 23 lakh rupees and endeavors of 2000 laborers went into the development of the temple, which took roughly 12 years. Kalaram Temple is around 70 feet high and has a gold-plated top. Arranged close to the temple sanctorum is Sita gumpha (cave).
It is the surrender where Sita Mata is accepted to have dwelled amid her outcast and includes a woods of extensive Banyan trees close-by. The temple is said to be very comparable in its appearance to the Trimbakeshwar Temple and has temples committed to Lord Vithala, Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman, encompassing its complex. The celebrations of Ramnavami, Dussehra and Chaitra Padwa (Hindu new year day) are praised with much exhibition at the temple. Amid this time, Kala Ram Mandir is for all intents and purposes thronged by enthusiasts, who come to get a look at the Lord.
Legend and Stories
The temple was inherent 1788 by Sardar Rangarao Odhekar. As indicated by neighborhood legends, it is said that Sardar Rangarao Odhekar once had a fantasy according to which he saw a statue of Lord Rama in dark shading and he saw that the statue was in River Godavari. When Sardar Rangarao Odhekar looked into the stream, he really found the icon and where statue was found was named 'Ramkund'. At that point this temple was worked by Odhekar.
There are great Utsavs and processions on festivals like Dasara, Ramnavami and Chaitra Padwa in this temple. People from not only Hindu religion but also from other religions take part in these festivals with dedication and devotion. The floral decoration is worth watching during the festivals here.
How To Reach Nashik
Mumbai International Airport serves as the nearest airport to Nashik. Nashik has its own railway station and numerous trains run between Nashik and Mumbai everyday at frequent gaps. Nashik can be reached by road from Mumbai via NH 3.
Pincode -422003, India.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.