oldest SHIV TEMPLE between Vapi to Tapi.- South Gujarat.
The Linga here is swayam-Bhu self appeared & is
mentioned in Ramayana & Mahabharata, Mahadev himself
Mam krodho gastu atra tasmat sukleshwaram param II
Atra Ahm cha vashishyami Tathaiv umaya swayam II
(My anger is subsided over here so the name Sukleshwar
& it will give moksha to all devotees. I with my
shakti Abhaya (Parvati) shall reside here)
The lord made his abode at the confluence on the northen
bank of the river Kaveri. Here lete kharera too meet
Lord Rama, Shukdevji, Maharshi Sanak, Sanandana made
Anavar tirth a highly pious Tirth.
Besides this ogis, Mahatmas & persons like CHANAKYA
have recognized this as a pilgrim place having spiritual
atmosphere for the ultimate realization of God.
Even shri ganda Maharaj (Shri Yoganand Saraswati) passed
a full four months renancial period here. He used to
stay in a hut in the outer portion of the Shivalaya.
The Anavil society reconstructed & repaired the
temple of Mahadev. The last available reconstruction
date back to 1903 by Nichabhai Haribhai Desai of Degam
village & so 2003 is celebrated as a centenary year
In short this is a highly powerful, pious place with
years of live penancial vibrations of from generation
of presents period.