Pilgrimage Centres # Page 2
60 kms. from Porbandar. It is bilieved that Lord Krishna
and Rukmini got married overhere. A large fair is held in
March - April
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
Air - Nearest airport Ahmedabad, 105 kms
Rail - Nearest railhead Mehasana, 35 kms
Road - Well connected by road
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.
Air - Nearest airport Bhavnagar, 60 km.
Rail - Connected by rail
Well connected by road
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 !.
Air - Nearest airport Kehsod, 49 kms.
Rail - Veraval, 5 kms.
Road - Well connected.
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.