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Famous Shiva Temples in Gujarat 2024

The festival of Shravan is celebrated by devotees of Lord Shiva, this month is considered an auspicious and holy month for all. A number of Shiva temples in Gujarat celebrate this special occasion on a grand level. On every Monday of “Shravan Mahina,” lord shiva devotees do fasting. Lord Mahadev is also known as “Bholenath”, “Shankar” or “the destroyer” in Hinduism.

Chant “Har Har Mahadev” and learn more about 8 famous Shiva temples in Gujarat you must visit this Shravan Month. Below you can also find a list of Dharamshala near the Temple that makes your experience divine during your religious trip.

It is believed that devotees of Lord Shiva have a happy and blissful married life and his worshippers adore him for great boons. Lord Shiva is worshipped in many forms across India, hence there are several temples of Lord Shiva in Gujarat. Explore the top 8 famous Shiva temples in Gujarat and the best stay available nearby.

8 Famous Shiva Temples in Gujarat

1. Somnath Temple Veraval

somnath temple gujarat

One of the holiest Shiva temples is Somnath Mahadev Temple. Located near the crashing waves of the Arabian Sea and Somnath Beach. The temple has an interesting fact that you must know. A magical stone hidden within the hollowness of the Shivling has powers like producing gold, alchemy and radioactive capacity that has the ability to create a magnetic field that enables the Shivling to float above the ground. The incredible temple has suffered destruction over 15 times.

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The evening light and sound show is a must-visit for tourists visiting Somnath temple. The light and sound show depicts the entire story of Somnath Mahadev Temple.

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2. Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple Dwarka

bhadkeshwar mahadev temple dwarka

Five thousand years ago, a Shivalinga was revealed in the Arabian Sea, known as Shri Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple in Dwarka. During the month of June/July, the ocean performs abhishekam the Shivling and sometimes the temple becomes part of the ocean. The temple is located on a hillock on the Arabian Sea in the west of Dwarka. 

During Maha Shivratri, a grand fair is organized around the temple, which is a must-visit on your trip to Devbhoomi Dwarka.

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dharamshala in dwarka near temple

3. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Dwarka

nageshwar jyotirlinga temple dwarka

Between Gomti and Dwarka lies Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Nageshwar means “Lord of Serpents”. Around the neck of Lord Shiva resides “Vasuki” – a snake. It is believed that the one who worships Nageshwar has a poison-free mind and soul.

Also Read: Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Darshan Timings

It is believed that Shri Krishna used to worship Lord Shiva here and had also performed Rudrabhisheka here.

rooms in dwarka near temple

4. Bhavnath Mahadev Temple Junagadh

Bhavnath Mahadev Temple Junagadh

Once Lord Shiva and Parvati were crossing the hills of Girnar, during that time their divine garment fell over the present Mrigi Kund. The ancient Hindu temple is located in the Bhavnath village near Junagadh. 

Devotees witness the temple during Maha Shivaratri, Girnar Lili Parikrama and in Shravan month.

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5. Koteshwar Temple Kutch

koteshwar mahadev temple kutch

Ravana was gifted with a boon of a Shiva Linga of great spiritual power from Lord Shiva, for an outstanding display of piety. But Ravana, in his arrogant haste, accidentally dropped and fell to earth at Koteshwar. After this, the Koteshwar temple was built.

During their visit to the temple, visitors also walk along the beach nearby.

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6. Trinetreshwar Temple Tarnetar

trinetreshwar temple

Trinetreshwar Temple is famous for its “fair of colour”. Every year on Bhadarva Sud Pancham the Tarnetar fair is organized. There are 2 Shivlings in the temple of Tarnetar. 

On the day of “Tarnetar No Melo”, a flag of 52 yards is hoisted on the temple of Trintreshwar Mahadev temple.

Tarnetar Fair and Trinetreshwar Temple

7. Nishkalank Mahadev Temple Bhavnagar

nishkalank temple koliyak

Nishkalank Mahadev Temple – also known as the “Temple inside the sea”. The temple was established by the Pandavas after the Kurukshetra War. This temple has 5 distinct swayambhu Shiva Lingams. The idol submerges during the high tides.

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Visiting the temple on Amavasya (new moon day) is considered auspicious. Every year the famous fair “Bhadarvi” is held on the new moon night of Shravan. Before visiting the temple it is necessary to take note of high tides and low tides.

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8. Galteshwar Temple Dakor

galteshwar temple dakor

Galteshwar Mahadev Temple is located at the confluence of the Galta and Mahi rivers near Sarnal village in the Kheda district. Hence the temple received its name from the Galta River.

The temple is rich in art and architecture. One must visit the temple to explore the walls that have carved figures of god, Gandharvas, humans, rishis, horse riders, elephant riders, chariots, doli (palanquins), and the events of human life, from birth to death.

These are the top Shiva temples of Gujarat. Besides, these temples there are many other temples to visit. If you have visited any of the temples let us know about your experience in the comment section.

Kinjal Jesani
Kinjal Jesani is a travel blogger acknowledging you about the India's pilgrimage site. Get ready for a knowing about a mysterious temple to a popular pilgrimage site with her. Thanks!
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