Monday, March 13, 2017

Nishkalangeshwar The Ancient Shiva Temple


Nishkalangeshwar is one of the wonderful, glorious temples in the world. This temple is situated near Bhava Nagar in the Arabian sea, at Gujarat. The main deity is Lord Shiva.People reach out to the Shiva Temple about 1.5 kilometers into the sea. In this historic place, Pandavas, the heroic brothers worshipped the lingas that are symbolic of Lord Shiva after the fierce battle in which they killed their evil cousins as narrated in the epic Mahabharat. The legend says, they established 5 Shiva Lingas at this place and prayed to Lord Shiva to remove all their sins.

During normal times, the temple gets drowned in the sea water, only the flags on the top of the temple are visible. The pillar of the temple is of 20 feet height. Sea water level reaches till the top of the pillar during normal hours, i.e. before 1 PM. Visiting time starts from afternoon 1 PM till night 10’o clock. During these hours the God of sea clears the path for devotees to visit the temple. Again after 10 PM the water level increases and temple will get drowned in the sea water.

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