This temple is around six hundred years old reached at the top of fifty steps. The Temples is near Rama Kund. There is no representation of Nandi in front of the Shiva shrine. Kapaleshwar Temple situated at Nasik in Maharashtra is said to be the oldest temple in Nasik. It lies on the bank of river Godavari near Ramkund. Usually every Mahadeva temple has a Nandi (the vehicle of Lord Shiva) but the peculiar feature of this temple is that it does not have a Nandi idol. This unique feature makes the temple worth a visit. Kapaleshwar Temple situated at Nashik is said to be the oldest temple in Nashik. It lies on the bank of river Godavari near Ramkund. An architectural marvel, this Shiva temple is a must see holy spot in Nasik. The temple displays an unparalleled tranquility and the unruffled atmosphere of this sacred shrine is crowded with devotees on the festive occasions of Shivratri and Shravani Somvar.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For removal of sins
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.