The 18th century Naroshankar temple devoted to lord Sankara is a beautiful temple, located at Panchavati on the banks of river Godavari in nashik. It was constructed in 1747 by using Naroshankar Rajebahaddur in a unique fashion of architecture known as Maya architecture. The primary temple is constructed on a platform and its interiors as well as exteriors are decorated with lovely carved structures and decorative works that consists of difficult laceworks, peacocks preserving bead garlands etc.
The temple also have carving of animals like tigers, monkeys, elephants and so forth. Which denotes that Hindu subculture isn't always limited most effective to people however additionally the complete universe comprises birds, animals trees and nature. The four directions of the temple are decorated with statues of the saints in Padmasana and its 4 corners are adorned with umbrellas, usually referred to as 'Meghadambari' or 'Barasati'; of which only three are existing, the opposite being washed away in Godavari floods.
The temple is surrounded with the aid of a eleven toes fortification with a big bell residence in its middle which homes the famous Naroshankar Ghanta bell. The bell house is a memorial to celebrate the victory over the Portuguese by using the Maratha Ruler Bajirao Peshwa's more youthful brother Chimaji Appa who won the castle of Vasai from the Portuguese. Naroshankar Rajebahaddur had performed a crucial position in this war and the bell is awarded to him for his bravery.