Wednesday Jun 19, 2024

Sri Stambheshwar Mahadev Mandir- Gujarat

Address

Sri Stambheshwar Mahadev Mandir- Kavi-Kamboi, Jambusar, Gujarat 392180 Phone: 098250 97438

Diety

Stambheshwar

Introduction

Stambeshwara Mahadev Temple in Gujarat is one of the incredible places in the state of Gujarat. It is unique because it submerges everyday and again reappears. Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is famously known as the Disappearing Shiva Temple in India. Stambheshwar Mahavdev is an ancient temple situated in the town of Kavi Kamboi. The shrine is located between the shores of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Cambay in Gujarat. Every day, this Shiva Temple gets submerged in water during high tide hours and again reappears when the tide level comes down. Again it will be open for the public.

Puranic Significance

According to the mythology, this Shiva Ling was installed by Lord Kartikeya himself. One story says that, Lord Kartikeya feels guilty after killing the demon Tarakasura. (Mention in Skanda Purana) Skanda Purana, one of 18 Hindu puranas, has references to this temple. After slaying Tarkasur, Tarakasur asked the Gods that how will be absolve himself of the sin of killing a devotee of Lord Shiv. Lord Vishnu consoled him-‘Killing a wicked person, who nourishes himself on the blood of innocent people, is not a sinful deed. But, still, if you feel guilty, the best way to atone for your sin is establish Shiva lingas and worship them with deep devotion.’ Kartikeya installed these Shivalingas at three different places with proper rituals in the presence of Maa Parvati and all other Gods. Stambeshwar is one of the three shrines where these Shiv lings were established.

Beliefs

It is believed that doing pooja or getting a pooja performed at Stambeshwar gives enormous benefits and bring well-beings into one’s life.

Special Features

Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple near the town of Kavi Kamboi is unique because of the architecture and gets submerges everyday during the high tide hours. The Shivalingam was installed by Lord Kartikeya himself, popularly known as Disappearing Shiva Temple of India. The Submerging temple of Mahadev in Kavi Kamboi Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple, also known as the Submerging temple is one of the most unusual Shiva shrines in India.

Festivals

Mahashivrathri

Century/Period/Age

1000- Years old

Managed By

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Nearest Bus Station

KaviKamboi

Nearest Railway Station

Vadodara

Nearest Airport

Bhavnagar

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