Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to investigate the Trimbakeshwar temple incident

Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to investigate the Trimbakeshwar temple incident

The Maharashtra government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Trimbakeshwar temple incident.

The SIT will investigate an incident that happened recently at Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik. In this incident, a group of people from the minority community allegedly tried to ‘forcibly enter’ the temple.

Trimbakeshwar Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Jyotirlinga is considered a symbol of Lord Shiva in Hinduism.

This temple is situated at the foothills of the Bramhagiri Mountain. The river Godavari flows from here. It was built by the third Peshwa Balaji Bajirao (1740–1760) on the site of an older temple.

The word “Tryambaka” indicates the Trinity (Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesh). Its sanctum sanctorum is square internally and a stellate structure externally. A small Shivling, Trimbak is installed in it.

This temple is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It was constructed of black stone. This is the style prevalent mostly in the northern parts of India.

Nagara style of temple architecture

  • Unlike the South Indian style, it usually does not have elaborate boundary walls or gateways.
  • The sanctum sanctorum is always located just below the tallest tower.
  • The temple is built on a stone platform called “Jagti”, which has steps leading up to it.
  • It has many curved peaks.
  • Latina or Rekha Prasada, Phamasana and Vallabhi are the main types of Nagara style of temple architecture.

Source – The Hindu

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