Lord Shiva

Temple History

Stambheshwar Mahavdev is an ancient temple situated in the town of Kavi Kamboi. The shrine is located between the shores of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Cambay in Gujarat.

Everyday, this Shiva Temple gets submerged in water during high tide hours and again reappears when the tide level comes down. Again it will be open for the public. People from across the country come here to watch this amazing sight.

According to the mythology, this Shiva Ling was installed by Lord Kartikeya himself. One story says that, Lord Kartikeya (Shiva's Son) feels guilty after killing the demon Tarakasura. So, Lord Vishnu consoled him saying that it was not wrong to kill a demon who lived by troubling the common people. However, Lord Kartikeya wanted to absolve his sin of killing a great devotee of Shiva. Hence, Lord Vishnu adviced him to install Shiva Lingas and pray for the forgiveness.


Additional Information

Temple website mentions the opening hours of Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple. However, it is better to give a whole day to witness the temple submerging in the sea and again coming back to its original state. Many people go to witness this interesting sight.

Kavi Kamboi is around 75km 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.

The temple is 75 Km from Vadodara Railway Junction and 82 KM from Vadodara Airport.

  • Depends on tides
  • Contact Person: Temple commitee member
  • Contact Number: +91-9825097438 +91-9825062695