3. Disappearing Temple near Vadodara
Can you imagine a temple could disappear and then be back to sight after a while? Yes, around 40 miles
from Vadodara, there is a Stambeshwar Mahadev Temple. The temple that stands in the Arabian Sea,
can be seen only during hours of low tide, which means that the temple is submerged in the sea during
The Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is situated about 40 miles from Vadodara in the small town of Kavi Kamboi of Gujarat. The temple is located along the Bay of Khambat in the Arabian Sea. The most interesting fact about this temple is that it can be visited only during the low tide hours. In the hours of high tides, the temple is mostly submerged.
Thousands flock to this place frequently to watch the mesmerizing view of submerging or re-emerging of the temple from the sea.Legends say that this Temple was built by Kartikeya, called Murugan in Tamil, after he killed Tarakasura. This Lord Shiva temple was found around 150 years ago. It is still a very unusual must visit religious sites of India. What is so unique about the temple is, that the temple gets totally submerged into the Sea during the high tide hours and as the tide starts to get low it again starts emerging out of the sea inch by inch, unveiling the 4 feet high Shiva lingam.