About Shree Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple
Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple is a 150 years old Shiva temple located in the town of Kavi Kamboi village in Jambusar in Gujarat state.
Among the various Lord Shiva temples, the Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple in Gujarat finds a special mention. This shrine vanishes twice during the day. Read on to know why and where it disappears and how.
Why does the Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple disappear and reappear twice a day?
The temple is located a few meters away from the seashore. Therefore, during high tide, it submerges and in low tide, reappears. Since the level of the sea rises twice during the day, the temple vanishes and emerges when the water recedes. The Garbha Griha or sanctum sanctorum gets entirely covered with the sea waters. Only the pinnacle of the temple structure (constructed during recent times) remains above water.
History Of The Temple
One of the eighteen Hindu Puranas, While the deities hailed the glory of Kartikeya for having killed Tarakasur, Kartikeya himself was saddened by his act. He told the deities–‘I regret having killed Tarakasur because he was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Is there any way to atone for my sin?’Lord Vishnu consoled him—‘Killing a wicked person, who nourishes himself on the blood of innocent people, is not a sinful deed. But, still, if you feel guilty then there is no better way to atone for your sin than worshipping Lord Shiva. Install Shivalingas and worship them with deep devotion.’
Kartikeya instructed Vishnukarma to make three divine Shivalingas. Later on, Kartikeya installed these Shivalingas at three different places and worshipped them with appropriate rituals. In course of time, these three holy places came to be known as Pratigyeshwar, Kapaleshwar, and Kumareshwar.
Kartikeya, while worshipping at Kapaleshwar sprinkled holy water on the Shivalinga and prayed so that Tarakasur’s soul rested in peace. He also offered sesame seeds to Lord Kapaleshwar and prayed –‘May my offerings made in the form of sesame seeds reach Tarak–the descendant of Sage Kashyap.’ This way, Kartikeya was absolved of his sins.
AARTI SCHEDULE OF STAMBESHWAR MAHADEV TEMPLE
|SHREE STAMBESHWAR MAHADEV TIRTH|
|Date||Darshan Time||Darshan Time|
|Ekam||09:15 To 15:45||21:15 To 03:45|
|Bij||10:30 To 16;30||22:30 To 04:30|
|Trij||11:15 To 17:15||23:15 To 05:15|
|Choth||12:00 To 18:00||Midnight To 06:00|
|Pancham||Sunrise To 07:00||13:00 To 16:00|
|Chath||Sunrise To 07:45||13:15 To 19:15|
|Satam||Sunrise To 8:00||14:30 To 20:30|
|Aatham||Sunrise To 09:45||15:15 To 21:15|
|Naum||Sunrise To 10:00||16:00 To 22:00|
|Dasham||Sunrise To 10:45||16:45 To 22:45|
|Agiyaras||05:30 To 11:30||17:30 To 23:30|
|Baras||06:30 To 12:30||18:30 To Midnight 00:30|
|Teras||07:15 To 13:15||19:15 To Midnight 01:15|
|Choudash||08:00 To 14:00||20:00 To Midnight 02:00|
|Poonam – Amavastha||09:00 To 15:00||21:00|
How To Get There
Kavi Kamboi is around 80km from Vadodara in Gujarat. Kavi Kamboi is well-connected by road from places like Vadodara, Bharuch, and Bhavnagar. It is better to take private cabs or vehicles to travel from Vadodara to Stambeshwar Mahadev.