Shiva is referred to as the Lord of Ganga and hence is worshipped as Gangeshwar at many places in India. One of the most astounding places is Gangeshwar Temple in Diu, occupying an exciting location near the Arabian Sea. Five Shiva Lingams of different sizes inside this beautiful cave temple are constantly washed by the pleasant sea waves. It appears as if the whole nature is eager to seek blessings from the lord.
According to the mythological beliefs, the lingams were established by the five Pandavas during their period of exile. One can also find the beautiful images of Lord Ganesha and other members of Shiva family at the temple. The sight of clean and melodious sea waves impatient to touch the lingams is truly magical. Serene atmosphere and spiritual ambience add to the wonderful experience.
Located close to the Nagom Beach, the temple is accessible by a scenic road journey from the town of Diu. The best way is to hire a taxi from Diu and enjoy the pleasant nature’s settings while travelling towards the temple.
Una Railway Station is the closest railhead which is about 20 km. from the temple. Another good option is the railway station at Veraval (about 80 km. away). Look for taxis and cabs at these stations to conveniently reach the temple.
Diu Airport offers regular flights to and from Mumbai and is the nearest airport to the temple (about 8 km. away). For airport transfer to reach the temple, you can easily avail a taxi.