Kolhambika Temple is a small temple situated about 30 km from Nasik, near the famous Trimbakeshwar Temple in Trimbak village. Dedicated to Goddess Parvati
, this temple houses the images of Goddess Kolhambika. According to myth, Kolhasur, a demon, started gulping down all the water of the Ganges
which was flowing in response to the prayer of Gautama. Gautama desperately appealed to Parvati to rescue the Ganges. After a brief war, the Goddess beheaded the demon. It is believed that the head uttered the word ĎShivaí three times and Parvati came to know that Kolhasur was a devotee of Lord Shiva
. On the humble request of Kolhasur, Goddess Parvati decided to stay at the place where the present temple of Kolhambika is located.