Bindrabin Shiva temple, Tadkeshwara temple
Dadra and Nagar Haveli , Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Situated about 20 kilometers from the capital city of Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Bindrabin temple is an ancient and famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is known as Tadkeshwar temple among the locals. The temple is situated on the banks of River Sakartod. The locals perform dances to the folklore associated with the temple.
Bindrabin temple is a finest example of the classical architectures. The carvings on the walls of this temple reveals the rich Indian cultures and traditions. There are three cottages, a recreational area and an eatery for the visitors nearby the temple.
Timings : The temple is open from 06:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Need to wear good clothes on special days while visiting temple
Dadra and Nagar Haveli has a varying culture for it is inhabited by a number of tribal communities, but however Hinduism is the major religion practiced here with considerable amount of followers for Christianity and Islam. Each community has its own distinct rituals and customs with different culture and tradition strictly adhered by the group. The tribes in Dadra and Nagar Haveli have their own traditional festivals, which are distinct from other festivals. Unique in their own way and reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the community, these festivities form a part of the social as well as cultural life of the different tribal groups of the union territory. The Kokhna tribe celebrates a festival called Akha Tij which is specific to the ladies of that community. Barash is another tribal festival celebrated by the Kokna and Varli community at the time of Diwali.The Dhodias as a custom of invoking Goddess Kali's good spirit at the time of crop harvesting celebrate the Divaso festival. Folk dances of the tribal community forms an integral part of the culture and tradition of the people. Folk dances play such an essential part in the life of the tribal people for any function in the community is associated with folklores accompanied by dance and songs. The people strictly follow their traditional customs and rituals during the festivals along with their tribal folk dances.
Bindrabin Shiva temple, Khadoli, Khanvel Road, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
Nearest airport is at Mumbai (180 Kms from Silvassa) which is well connected with all major cities of India and abroad.
Nearest railway station is Vapi (17 Kms from Silvassa)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli, almost touches the Bombay - Baroda - Delhi National Highways No .8 (Western Express Highways) Silvassa is about 14 kms from Bhilad and 17 Kms from Vapi. Some important distances from Silvassa are: Mumbai - 180 kms, Nasik -150 Kms, Daman 27 Kms, Surat - 125 Kms, Vadodara - 255 Kms, and Ahmedabad - 375 Kms. This place is well connected to major cities in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is about 20 kilometers from Silvassa, about 2-3 kilometers from Khanvel and 76 kilometer from Vasai-Virar.