Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple, Diu

Gangeshwar Mahadev is a Holy spot with 5 Shivlingas supposedly constructed by the Pandavas who stopped at this spot, so that they could worship Lord Shiva before eating. The different sizes of the Shivlingas are attributed to the fact that each of the Pandavas constructed one that resembled his own physical stature. During high tide, the Shivlingas are constantly washed by the sea spray.

Its a pretty peaceful spot and a great place for contemplation, if you can manage to avoid the hordes of religious and other tourists.

You have to walk down a bit of a cliff face, but its very safe, unless the water from the sea spray turns the stone floor slippery. There is no option for wheelchairs or strollers here.

Entry : Free

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