Mystery Behind The ‘Disappearing Temple’ Of Gujarat


Ahmedabad: Would you visit a temple that appears and disappears throughout the day?


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Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is the disappearing temple which is situated about 40 miles from Vadodara in the small town of Kavi Kamboi of Gujarat.

This Lord Shiva temple was found around 150 years ago. The specialty of this ancient temple is it’s location close to Vadodara in Gujarat, the Stambheshwar Mahadev temple shares shores with the Arabian Sea. Lord Shiva resides here, and blesses those who dare to venture into it. It is one of the most famous temples in India.

The only weird thing about this temple is that it can be visited only during hours of low tides. In hours of high tides, the temple is swallowed up completely by the sea, and it reappears hours later when the water descends.

Situated in Kavi Kamboi, Gujarat, this 150 year old Shiva Shrine is flanked by the Arabian Sea on one side and the Bay of Cambay on the other. According to Kumarika khand in Skand Purana, this Shivling was established by Bhagwan Kartik after he killed Tarkasur. What makes this Shivlingam unique is that it can be seen only during low-tide hours. At high tide, it totally disappears, thus earning the name ‘disappearing temple of Mahadev’.

Hence people flock this temple in large numbers to witness the event of submerging or reemerging of the temple from the sea.