The oldest SHIV TEMPLE between Vapi to Tapi – South Gujarat. The Lingaa here is swayam-Bhu self-appeared & is mentioned in Ramayana & Mahabharata, Mahadev himself says:
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 Shukleshwar & 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 northern bank of the river Kaveri. Here lete kharera to meet holy Kaveri. Lord Rama, Shukdevji, Maharshi Sanak, Sanandana made Anavar tirth a highly pious Tirth. Besides this yogis, 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 memorial.
In short this is a highly powerful, pious place with years of live renancial vibrations of from generation of present’s period.