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Koliyak Fair in Gujarat – Koliyak Shivling and Temple in Arabian Sea

Koliyak Village, 28 km from Bhavnagar in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region, is famous for Nishkalank Mahadev Shiv Temple which is located in the sea. The temple is visible only when the waves subside. Every year during the last week of Shravan and during the Bhadrapad month (August – September) a special fair is held here which is visited by more than 200,000 people.

The temple is dedicated to Shiva and the Pandavas established it on a no moon night in Bhadra Month.

The Shivling becomes visible only when the waves subside.
Desh Gujarat reports
It is said that Pandavas established Nishkalank or Nakalank Mahadev on a new moon night of the Indian calendar month of Bhadarva.
Shivlinga of God Shankar was established on an island, over the sea about 3 km to the east of Koliyak. This temple can be reached only at specific day and time. It has to be noted that the place gets inundated under the tide so the visitors should leave the place before 1:00 pm.
The event also coincides with traditional fair, wherein thousands of village communities participate.