Kapaleswar Mandir Nashik

Shri Kapaleswar Mandir is the temple of Lord Shiva. This is an unusual temple unlike the other Shiva temples because there is no statue Nandi, the Gatekeeper of Lord Shiva. The temple was the place where Lord Shiva performed atonement after taking a dip in RamKund to wash off his Sin. As Lord Shiva regarded Nandi as a Guru or Teacher, there is no statue in the temple to guard the Kapaleshwar Temple.

Kapaleswar Mandir History:

Lord Shiva mistakenly killed a cow then Nandi told Shiva to take a bath in Ramkund, Nashik. As per the instructions of Nandi, Lord Shiva took a scared dip in the RamKund and meditated for some time. The present temple is located at the same place where Lord Shiva meditated.

Kapaleswar Mandir Timings:

Morning – 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Evening- 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Kapaleswar Temple Festivals:

  • Maha Shiv Ratri
  • Kartik Masam

How to Reach Kapaleswar Temple:

                Nashik Bus Stand to Temple – 2 KM.

                Nashik Railway Station to Temple – 11 KM.

                Nashik AirPort to Temple – 19 KM.

Kapaleswar Temple Address:

Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003.