The Gangeshwar temple is one of the beautiful religious points of India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu Gods. The Gangeshwar temple is worth paying a visit. It enables one to ravel the beauty of nature as well as the interesting stories of the past. The temple amidst the roaring sound of the sea and the chirping of the birds gives a luring effect to the devotee who comes to offer his prayers to the deity and gain his blessings.
Location of Gangeshwar Temple
It is located about 3 kilometres from Diu near the Fudam village of Daman and Diu. It is nestled near the sea shore.
Attractions of Gangeshwar Temple
The temple and its surrounding draw an impressive number of crowds from various places. The temple has a peaceful and serene atmosphere which provides a positive experience. The most noteworthy feature of the Gangeshwar temple is the five shivlingas that rest amidst the rocks and are lulled by the crystal clear tidal waves of the sea during high tides. The Gangeshwar temple and its five well-defined lingas are deeply revered and worshipped by the devotees. However during high tide, the lingams are not entirely visible. So, at this time people may only be able to view the tip of the lingams as they are submerged under water.
Mythological Story of Gangeshwar Temple
According to the common beliefs of the people, these Shiva lingas were established by the five Pandava brothers of the great epic Mahabharata. It is said that the Pandavas had established the lingas during their anonymous stay in the jungle when they were banished for 12 years from their kingdom Hastinapur.
Connectivity of Gangeshwar Temple
The nearest airport of Gangeshwar temple is located in Diu at Nagao. Diu has no railway station. The closest railway station is situated at Veraval. It is located about 90 kms from Diu. Diu has good road connectivity. One can easily avail state transport buses and private coaches from various cities like Baroda, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Veraval to reach Diu. The ideal time to visit this temple is during the months of October and May.
(Last Updated on : 25-11-2014)
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