Situated in Panchavati area, on the bank of river Godavari in Nashik is the 18th century temple dedicated to lord Shankara, Naroshankar temple is popularly called as Ganga of the South India. Constructed by Naroshankar Rajebahadur in 1747, this temple is a unique style of architecture, which is called Maya, is a classic example of the 18th century structural design. The stunning sculptural works on the exterior exhibits strings of intricate designs.
Each section displays some sort of ornamental works that contains elaborate laceworks, peacocks wearing blob garlands, statues of the saints in Padmasana and an assembly of animals. These elegant designs illustrate the rich tradition of Hinduism, which includes not only human beings but also the entire universe. Other conspicuous formations, which are worth watching, include Naroshankar Bell and Barasati.