Monday, January 30, 2017

Gangeshwar Temple, Diu

Gangeshwar Temple located at Fudam village of Diu is very close to the Nagoa Beach



It is a very ancient Lord Shiva temple and there are five Shiva Lingas of different sizes amidst rocks on the seashore. It is believed that 5 Shiv Lingas are installed by the Pandavas during their exile to worshipping Mahadev.



The Shivlings are washed continuously by the tidal waves of the sea giving a mystic aura for the devotees and visitors. During high tide, one may only be able to view the tip of the lingams as they are submerged under water.



In the surroundings one can also see variety of birds flying around.



How To Reach: Fudam village is situated near Nagoa Beach at the eastern end of Diu Island.

29 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is mystical the way nature takes care of these man-made creations.... it would definitely be best to visit at low tide wouldn't it?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How beautiful! They look lovely filled with flowers

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Maggie said...

I'm always fascinated by the places and knowledge that you bring to our Mosaic Mondays, Rajesh, thank you so much for taking part.

Jenn Jilks said...

How amazing. I would love to travel, but I really don't like it!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

dhiru guri said...

Wow, nice to know these temples.

krishna said...

the kingfisher is very beautiful..

Devilish Angel said...

Nice...

Lady Fi said...

Such pretty shots.

Trubes said...

You never fail to amaze me with your Delightful Dreamy visions
of your lovely,.
and amazing places, of such an unique culture.
I would dearly love to visit your country...

Best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

carol l mckenna said...

What a wonderful traditions and colorful flowers are lovely ~ Beautiful bird ~ great pic,
thanks,

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful week ~ ^_^

Murthy K v v s said...

New place known.Thanks a lot.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Lovely pictures....a peace of religion which is not familiar to me but fascinating it is always

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Findlay Wilde said...

Fantastic bird in the picture, is it a type of kingfisher?

Photo Cache said...

Fascinating tradition.

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Fun60 said...

The offerings look so colourful against the grey rock of the shrines.

Al said...

It looks wonderful.

Roger Owen Green said...

colorful!

ROG, ABCW

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Ok, I get what you are saying. I think I have never heard about a temple like this. Very unique and the offerings are so colorful! #OurWorldTuesday

Gattina said...

That's very interesting indeed !

vonnieb1702 said...

Looks very nice.
It's a beautiful tradition

Cloudia said...

I enjoyed my visit Rajesh

Les Fous du Cap said...

Belle série ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Kay L. Davies said...

The colours are so lovely, Rajesh, and your description is very informative.
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

NatureFootstep said...

the Kingfisher is as colorful as the flowers :)

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this temple.

Thomas Lee said...

Nice variety of Shivas

Jeevan said...

Interesting temple at exist! That’s a beautiful capture on the kingfisher

France Marie Henry Southworth Cordova said...

powerful.