Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch

Tripoto
9th May 2019

View of temple from entry point of Road

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch by Nag Mani

Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev is on the shore of Gulf of Cambay in Jambusar Taluka of Bharuch district of Gujarat. The nearest village is Kobi Kamboi. This place is at almost equal distance from both Bharuch and Vadodara.

This beach is a pristine beach. One may find some fishing boats on this beach, apart from the Mahadev (Lord Shiva) temple. There is one Ashram near the temple. Evening and night is very pleasant at this place with total tranquility on most days excepting the day of Amavasya (No Moon Night), Purnima ( Full Moon night) , Shivratri and Shravan month as per Hindu calendar ( around July-August as per English calendar).

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 1/27 by Nag Mani
Temple , beach and sea from other side
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 2/27 by Nag Mani
Fishing boat on beach
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 3/27 by Nag Mani
Ashram

As per the local old villagers, Blogger talked to few of them, The Shiv Linga on beach within Tidal range is very old, which they had seen from their child hood and heard about from their seniors.

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 4/27 by Nag Mani
Shiva Linga , when there was no temple . This picture was taken with verbal permission of care taker of Ashram 
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 5/27 by Nag Mani
Shiva Linga after construction of Temple
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 6/27 by Nag Mani
Temple entrance ( Night after tide receding)
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 7/27 by Nag Mani
temple Entrance with Garbh griha Or Main temple

The local folklore and mythology, this Shiva Linga was constructed by the Engineers of Hindu Gods, Lord Vishwakarma and established at this place by Lord Kartiyaka, the elder son of Lord Shiva. He established as penance for killing demon king Tarakasur. There is a mention in Skand Puran of this place, which one of the holy books of Hindu’s. This is considered to be one of the oldest Shiva Linga in existence. Even discourses of Great Indian saga Bhrigu mentions about this place in Mahi Sagar. It is believed that Bharuch was established by Great Indian saga Bhrigu and Bhrigu Ashram still exists in Bharuch.

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 8/27 by Nag Mani
Selfie in natural light in night with part of temple with receding tide

Mahi River meets Gulf of Cambay near this place, where Gulf of Cambay reaches its land point. So this place is called Mahi Sagar.

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 9/27 by Nag Mani
Gulf of Cambay

The Shiva Linga gets submerged in sea water twice daily as per tide table of the area. Darshan depends on tide timing. The largest tide comes on Amavasya and Purnima.

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 10/27 by Nag Mani
Submerged during High tide
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 11/27 by Nag Mani
After receding tide before cleaning only by water jet
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 12/27 by Nag Mani
Cleaning after receding of tide by water jet
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 13/27 by Nag Mani
After cleaning and worshiping

The existing temple was constructed at this place around 25-30 years ago by the organisation and Acharya ( Guru ji) who heads the Ashram here. Guru ji is called Bapa ji out of reverence. The Ashram operates a small school for traditional learning for young children and also gets them admitted in local Board school for doing their formal schooling, which will give them better future. Also the children are allowed to pursue some vocations. There are rooms available for staying there. Only vegetarian and Ashram cooked food are served in the Ashram. Visitors have to follow the rules of Ashram strictly. Advance intimation and reservation should be done for staying in Ashram in a complete pollution free environment.

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 14/27 by Nag Mani
Head of ashram ( Guru ji , foundly called Bapa ji)
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 15/27 by Nag Mani
Entrance of Ashram
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 16/27 by Nag Mani
Children studying in Ashram
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 17/27 by Nag Mani
Activities in Ashram for preparing food for visitors

One can see the bright stars in the sky with naked eyes, looks to be a good place for star gazing.

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 18/27 by Nag Mani
Stars in sky
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Fisher men working on beach
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 20/27 by Nag Mani
After complete receding of tide the sea
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 21/27 by Nag Mani
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 22/27 by Nag Mani
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 23/27 by Nag Mani
Beautiful sun set
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 24/27 by Nag Mani
Emergence of Moon at the time of Sun set
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 25/27 by Nag Mani
Partially Submerged

Mr Mayur Gandhi volunteers his services for upkeep of Ashram and he can be contacted on +919825097438. It is advisable send a SMS first before calling.

Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 26/27 by Nag Mani
Temple in village with Shiva temple in background
Photo of Excursion to Shree Sthambeshwar Mahadev near Jambusar, Bharuch 27/27 by Nag Mani
Temple during high tide Shiv Linga completely submerged

Visitors should consult the tide table before visiting this place.

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