Nashik's Kalaram Temple, sacred to Lord Ram, is a prominent pilgrimage center in Nashik that was built in the year 1792. The temple gets its name from the fact that it features a black statue of Lord Ram, accompanied by the Goddess Sita and Lakshman. Unique in its own way, the statue of the temple was discovered by Sardar Rangarao Odhekar, who also happens to be the founder of the temple. Sardar Odhekar dreamed that the statue is in Ramkund. At the entrance of the temple, there is a black idol of Lord Hanuman. There is also an ancient tree that has a stone with Lord Dattatreya's footprint.
Somewhere like its idols, the temple has a unique interior too. Makers of the temple made sure that the temple should be strong enough to stand the test of time. In fact, to check its durability, makers of the temple made a point to test each brick by pouring milk on it before using it in the work of construction. The main structure of the temple stands in the middle of a walled enclosure with 96 pillars and entrance on the east through an arched portal. The ‘Kalash’ is made of 32 tons of gold. Be it day or night, the copper peak of the temple radiates every time.
Panchavati Road, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003
To approach the temple, tourists can get a bus from anywhere in the city. Also, cabs, and three-wheelers are available from anywhere in the city.
A grand procession that takes on Ram Navami and Ekadashi are the best time to visit the temple
In the temple, pooja is performed thrice a day. See below for complete schedule: