Nishkalank Mahadev Temple

Bhavnagar – Nishkalank Mahadev Temple

Nishkalank Mahadev temple, near Bhavnagar in Gujarat, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the most unique temples in the world. The temple is in the sea, about one km from the shore at Koliyak beach. During high tide the temple is submerged and appears during low tide. When the temple is submerged only the flag atop a pillar can be seen.

Presiding Deities

  • 05 Jyotirlinga

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Formal

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Bhavnagar – Nishkalank Mahadev Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Temple Darshan Timings

Tithi (Vad – Sud)Low TideHigh Tide
1st 8:18 AM1:18 PM
2nd 9:16 AM2:06 PM
3rd  9:54 AM 2:54 PM
4th10:42 AM 3:42 PM
5th11:30 AM4:30 PM
6th12:18 PM5:18 PM
7th1:06 PM  6:06 PM
8th2:18 PM7:17 PM
9th3:06 PM8:06 PM
10th3:54 PM 8:54 PM
11th4:32 PM 9:42 PM
12th5:30 PM10:30 PM
13th6:18 PM 11:18 PM
14th7:06 PM12:06 AM
15th7:30 PM12:30 AM

History of Nishkalank Mahadev Temple

Nishkalank Mahadev temple, near Bhavnagar in Gujarat, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the most unique temples in the world. The temple is in the sea, about one km from the shore at Koliyak beach. During high tide, the temple is submerged and appears during low tide. When the temple is submerged only the flag atop a pillar can be seen. The fact and the mystery that the temple has survived the relentless tides and seawater all these centuries, is something that scientists and engineers are unable to figure out. Divinity begins where science ends.

This ancient pilgrimage has been attracting devotees for centuries. It is believed the temple was built by the five Pandavas. For atonement of sins committed during the Mahabharata war they were visiting various religious places. They prayed to Mahadev here at Koliyak seeking forgiveness. Mahadev was pleased with their sincerity and appeared in the form of five Swayambhu Shivlings. The name Nishkalank means spotless, it signifies the purity and innocence of the Pandavas.

There is a small pond here known as Pandava Talaav. Visiting the temple is dependent on the tide, so it is best to confirm timings before a visit. The most important festival here is the Bhadarvi Mela, during which the flag is hoisted up by the Maharaja of Bhavnagar. This flag remains there until the next Bhadarvi celebration. The flag of faith and true devotion always flies high.

Pandit Ji in Bhavnagar – Nishkalank Mahadev Temple

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