There are numerous temples in the Konkan region. But a major portion of these temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva. From mountain tops, to sea shores, you will find Shiv temples, where the deity resides in the form of a Ling (as seen in the image). In many of these temples, the Ling has appeared naturally. There are many legends and folklores related to these places. But, the fundamental truth about all these places is that, most of them are very ancient. The true age of these ancient temples can only be revealed by a scientist; or else, we will have to settle down for the only information we get from local legends and folklores.