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Pilgrimage Centres
 

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  • Madhavpura
    60 kms. from Porbandar. It is bilieved that Lord Krishna and Rukmini got married overhere. A large fair is held in March - April


       
  • Modhera
    The Sun Temple of Modhera built in 1026 - 1027 AD. by Solanki King Bhimdev I is one of the finest examples of Indian temple architecture. The temple stands high on a plinth and every inch of the exteriors as well as interiors is carved exquisitely.
    Accessibility
    Air - Nearest airport Ahmedabad, 105 kms
    Rail - Nearest railhead Mehasana, 35 kms
    Road - Well connected by road

     
  • Palitana
    One of the most important Jain centres. It lies at the foot of the Shatrunjaya Hill. The sacred hill rises in a crescendo of 863 magnificient temples, most of them are carved out of white marble. The temples were built over an impressive span of 900 yrs.
    The Shetrunji river flowing to its south adds to the beauty of the scenic landscape. The 600 mtrs climb, to the hill is usually made on foot. Dolis or lift chairs are also available for the ascent.
    Accessibilty
    Air - Nearest airport Bhavnagar, 60 km.
    Rail - Connected by rail
    Well connected by road


      
  • Somnath
    Somnath, the shrine eternal, is as old as creation. The temple which has risen seven times from ashes till now depicts a saga of devotion and heroism. The legendary temple is believed to have been built by the Moon God - Soma and enshrines one of the 12 jyotirlingas. Relics of old Somnath temple have been preserved in a museum.
    Bhalka Tirth, has been a reclining statue of Lord Krishna, signifying his death by a arrow of a Bhil hunter,who mistook him for a deer.
    Dehotsarg, at Triveni Ghat is bilieved to be the site of Krishna's cremation. The Ahir women of this area wear black, even today !.
    Accessibility
    Air - Nearest airport Kehsod, 49 kms.
    Rail - Veraval, 5 kms.
    Road - Well connected.


       
  • Tulsi Shyam
    This enchanting spot in the depths of Gir Forest is 170 kms from Junagadh. It has hot springs and temples dedicated to Bhim and his mother Kunti.
    There 62 Buddhist caves on the Sana hill near a village called Vankia, about 13 kms. from Una.

 

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