12 Must Visit Lord Shiva Temples in Gujarat

Gujarat is the home to first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India, The Somnath temple in Saurashtra. There are list of most important pilgrimage and tourist temples of Gujarat, Here is the list of most popular and must visit Shiva Temples in Gujarat.

Somnath Temple, Veraval

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The Somnath temple on the western coast of Gujarat near Veraval in Saurashtra is first among the 12 jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva in India. The Lord of the Moon temple is a pilgrimage site and home to one of the 2 Jyotirlingas in Gujarat, Nageshwar Jyotirling in Jamnagar being second.

Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Dwarka

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Nageshwar Jyothirlinga temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, Also a well known Shiva temple in Gujarat. Dwarka Jyothirlinga temple symbolizes the lord of the Nag snake and there is a huge idol of Lord Shiva.

Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple

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Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple near the town of Kavi Kamboi is unique because of the architecture and gets submerges everyday during the high tide hours. The Shivalingam was installed by Lord Kartikeya himself, popularly known as Disappearing Shiva Temple of India.

Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, Junagadh

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Bhavnath Mahadev Temple at Junagadh at the base of Mount Girnar in the village is one of the most auspicious site for lord Shiva worshipers. The temple is home to hundreds of Naga Sadhus and best known for being the venue of the famous Bhavnath Fair.

Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Dwarka

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Bhadkeshwar Mahadev is a Shiva temple on the Arabian Sea at the extreme west of Dwarka and the most famous temple to visit during the Maha Shivratri. The Shaivite Temple in Dwarka is built on the shore and ocean water floods the surroundings of the temple.

Koteshwar Temple, Kutch

Koteshwar Mahadev is an ancient Shiva temple located near the mouth of Kori Creek, 178 km from Bhuj and only 4 km from Narayan Sarovar. The temple is said to be the Bhairava of Hinglaj Mata and recommended to visit after visited Hinglaj Mata in Balochistan.

Bileshwar Shiva Temple, Porbandar

Bileshwar Shiva Temple is located on the banks of the Bileshvari river, is a fine temple of Lord Shiva and know to have some antiquity and in excellent preservation. During the fairs of Shraavana in August assemble here to worship the Mahadev.

Trinetreshwar Temple, Tarnetar

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Trinetreshwar Shiva Temple is best known for its annual fair of Trinetreshwar Mahadev Mela and the temple is surrounded by three Kunds the Vishnu Kund, the Bhrahma Kund and the Shiv Kund.

Nishkalank Mahadev Temple, Bhavnagar

The Vanishing temple Of Nishkalank Mahadev in Gujarat, located in the sea around 2 KM away from the main land from the city of Bhavnagar.

Bavka Shiva Temple, Bavka

Shiva Temple of Bavka is an example of Maru-Gurjara architecture, constructed by sandstone and one of the finest temple of its period. The ruined temple is also known as Khajuraho of Gujarat and inscribed as the Monument of National Importance.

Galteshwar Temple, Dakor

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Galteshwar Temple near Dakor in Kheda district is built in Malwa style with garbhagriha and mandapa. The temple in bhumija style is rarest in Gujarat and visited by large number of devotees on Mahashivaratri.

Sharneshwar Shiva Temple, Polo Forest

Sharneshwar Shiva Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Abhapur around the Polo forest or Vijaynagar forest. The ancient temples in the forest also includes sandstone Shiva-Shakti temple, Trayatan Shiva temple and Sharaneshwar Shiva temple.

Jasmalnathji Mahadev Temple is Mehsana district of Gujarat is a Monument of National Importance and maintained by Archeological Survey of India. The temple is locally known as Vaijnath Mahadev temple and one of the lesser known temple of Lord Shiva in Gujarat.

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