Sunday, 9 June 2013

Gangeshwar Temple, Diu - India

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
 Gangeshwar Temple is situated 3 Km away from Diu in Fudam village. Five shivlings, are located in the midst of the rocks on the seashore, washed by the tidal waves of the sea. It is believed that the 5 Pandavas during their exile worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple.

The gentle sea waves offering their obeisance to the "Shiva Lingas" in stone have a mystic aura around them in the cave temple of Gangeshwar where the Lord makes his presence felt.




The village of Fudam, located approximately 3 km from Diu, houses the beautiful Gangeshwar temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the shore is home to five Shivlingas (stone carved sculptures depicting the reproductive organ of Lord Shiva) believed to carved out and established by the 5 Pandavas during their period of exile from the Kingdom. These Lingas are located amidst the seashore rocks and are continuously washed by the ever jubilant waves.

The temple is clean, the atmosphere is serene and the ambience is that of a Ocean theatre with waves washing the shores relentlessly.

The Gangeshwar Temple lies about 3 kilometers from Diu near the Fudam village of Daman and Diu. The Gangeshwar Temple of Gujarat is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and lingam. The Gangeshwar Temple is located near the sea shore. The most remarkable feature of the Gangeshwar Temple is five shivlinga that lies amidst the rocks and are lulled by the crystal clear tidal waves of the sea during high tides.



The village of Fudam, located approximately 3 km from Diu, houses the beautiful Gangeshwar temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the shore is home to five Shivlingas (stone carved sculptures depicting the reproductive organ of Lord Shiva) believed to carved out and established by the 5 Pandavas during their period of exile from the Kingdom. These Lingas are located amidst the seashore rocks and are continuously washed by the ever jubilant waves.

The temple is clean, the atmosphere is serene and the ambience is that of a Ocean theatre with waves washing the shores relentlessly.


The Gangeshwar Temple lies about 3 kilometers from Diu near the Fudam village of Daman and Diu. The Gangeshwar Temple of Gujarat is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and lingam. The Gangeshwar Temple is located near the sea shore. The most remarkable feature of the Gangeshwar Temple is five shivlinga that lies amidst the rocks and are lulled by the crystal clear tidal waves of the sea during high tides.

The Gangeshwar Temple in Gujarat is worth visiting as it will unravel the beauty of nature as well as the interesting stories of the past. When you pay your visit to the Gangeshwar Temple located in Gujarat you will understand and explore the beauty and significance of Gangeshwar Temple of Gujarat.


Standing near the Gangeshwar Temple you can here the roaring sound of the sea and the chirping of the birds. The Gangeshwar Temple in Gujarat is laid in a serene atmosphere and you will experience a peaceful ambiance with the sea breeze kissing your face while enjoying the beauty of nature as well as unraveling the history of the past from the tourist guide who is there to tell you the story behind the establishment of the Gangeshwar Temple of Gujarat.

Public transport buses ply through Daman connecting cities in and around. Luxury bus services from Mumbai (190 km, Rs 600 approx) and Surat (120 km, Rs 400 approx) are available
Weather & Best Season of Daman
Daman has moderate climate all through the year.
•Summers (March to May) are little hot in the range of 26 °C to 36 °C. May is the hottest month, but the sea breeze makes the atmosphere humid and cool.
•Winters (November to February) are the pleasant season with cool climate of temperature between 33 °C and 17 °C.
•Monsoons (June to September) offer heavy rains due to depressions in the Sea. Tourists typically avoid heavy rainy days.
Best time to visit Daman is from October to May, avoiding heavy rainy season.
•October to February is ideal for all sight seeing and outings.
•September to December are fishing seasons in the Daman Coast. This is the best time to experience the fishing activities of the fishermen community.
•March to May is good for outdoor activities.
•June to August is somewhat idle without much activities on the coast

Events & Festivals in Daman
•September-October, the fag end of Monsoon season, is famous for Nariyal Poornima Festival, which marks the commencement of the fishing season.
•December thrives in Daman with the celebrations on Christmas and New Year day, which are very attractive.



The beach named after the Demon Jalandhar is without any doubt one of the most beautiful, and unflustered. The water is calm and clear and without any undercurrents. It is bereft of the usual hustle bustle associated with any sunshine beach.
A small memorial is located at one of the hills close to the beach containing a stone face of the demon Jalandhar. Legend has it that the head was severed by the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu.

A temple dedicated to Goddess Chandrika is also located in the vicinity. The beauty of the beach has been further enhanced by developing the area through beautification and Illumination

If history of Daman spans back 2 millenniums then the history of Chakratirth would make one dizzy. This beach which can also be seen an attachment of the town is beautiful located right at the centre of Diu.


The beach takes its name from the ancient scripts that discern the story of the demolition of the demon Jallander by Lord Vishnu. Lord who carried his Sudarshan Chakra (disc with star-like points) is dais to have unleashed his chakra on the demon who had turned out to be uglier than he was by virtue of extracting boons from various gods. The Sudarshan Chakra was left at the beach after the job was completed and thus the beach came to be known as Chakratirth beach

Daman is a city and a part of the Indian Union Territory of Daman and Diu. It was discovered by Vasco de Gama, in the year 1498, and was a Portuguese colony. Daman is one of the most popular tourist destinations. This is because of its relatively unknown beaches and the freedom to drink liquor. It is also very well connected by means of a National Highway (NH8).

Daman, however, has a very heavy rainy season, and hence the best time to visit is between October and May. The summers are slightly dry and humid, but the nights are much cooler. The average temperature is 30?C so it is advisable to get an air-conditioned room. During the months of October to May, hotels will be packed, so plan and book in advance.

Being a popular destination, the rooms in Daman start at around Rs 2,500 for a deluxe room and can go up to Rs 4,000 for an air-conditioned room. However, most of these hotels are situated near the beach, and offer lovely views of the sea.

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