Pilgrimage Tours - Somnath Temple

Shree Somnath is first among the Twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India. It is located on the west coast of India. Believed to have close relationship with the moon god for the curse of his father-in-law Daksha Prajapati. Moon was married to Twenty Seven daughters of Daksha. Out of all he favoured only Rohini and neglected other queens. The angry Daksha cursed the moon and Moon lost his power of light. The advice of Prajapita Brahma, Moon arrived at the Prabhas Teerth and worshipped Bhagwan Shiva. Pleased with the great penance and devotion of Moon, Bhagwan Shiva blessed and relieved him from the curse of darkness.

Pilgrimage Attraction of Somnath

Somnath Temple

The Somnath temple is dedicated to Someshwara, another name of Lord Shiva with moon on his head. The temple is situated in Saurashtra. It is believed that this temple was originally built in gold. Of all the 12 jyotirlingas Somnath is the first. Though the temple is of Hindu origin, the Architecture has Jain influences. The Somnath temple has been destroyed six times and have been rebuilt. The temple faces the east direction. Externally the Somnath temple resembles the Rudramala temple at Siddhapur. The temple carvings and the sculptures depicts the great artistic endeavor made by the craftsmen of that era.


Balukha Theerth

This sacred teerth is located 5 km on Prabhas Veraval highway. Bhagwan Shree Krishna was hit with the arrow of the poacher named Jara at this spot. It is believed that Shree Krishna was meditating under a pippal tree when the poacher misread the foot of Shree Krishna as a deer and hit from a distance. Bhagwan generously pardoned the poacher and blessed him. This divined leela of Bhagwan Shree Krishna is immortalised by a beautiful temple and an ancient pippal tree. Bhagwan then walked a small distance and arrived at the holy banks of river Hiran from where he took his last journey to his Neejdham.


Gita Mandir

Gita Mandir is a beautiful shrine located in Dehotsarg campus on the outskirts of Mathura.This holy temple depicting the epic Bhagwad Gita was built recently.The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Krishna with the lord Lakshmi Narayana and Sita Rama statuette on the left and right. The temple is noted for its carvings and painting. The whole of the Bhagavad Gita is inscribed on 18 marble walls of the temple. This famous temple was constructed by the top class industrial families the Birlas. This familiar temple holds the exclusive and excellent pictures of Lord Krishna in its holy place.


Junagath Gate

Junagadh was the capital of the Junagadh State ruled by the Muslims,Babi Nawabs. In Gujarati, `Junagadh' means an ancient fort. The junagadh is a small town located at the foothills of the sacred hill of Girnar and occupies a special place in the history of Gujarat. There are two fortifications: the fort walls surrounding the town and Uparkot in the west. Uparkot, on the higher level of the town, was a stronghold of Mauryas and Gupta Empire and is said tp have survived 16 sieges in the last 1000 years due to its strategic location and difficult access.But now there are all means of transport to the place.


Kamnath Mahadev Temple

The Somanath Mahadev Temple is an important place of worship in Daman. Daman is 193 kms. from Bombay.The temple is situated in Dabhel, a small village in Daman. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that in 19th century on the request of a monk who was a true devotee of Lord Shiva,the Shivalinga here was originated. which later induced people to hold this place as holy place and build a small temple. It was rebuilt in the year 1972-73 with glass decorative.

It is a pleasant spot connected by good roads. 'Gangaji Fair' is a organized here every year which attracts plenty of tourist.There are few other attractive tourist places s in Daman like Devka Beach, Jampore Beach, irrigation pond-lake in Kachigam, Nani Danan jetty garden and Hilsa summer house near Hilsa fish Aquarium.


Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat in Somnath is one such spot where three Rivers namely Hiran, Kapil and Saraswati meet with the Arabian Sea. The confluence of the three rivers or Sangam as it is referred to in Hindu religious terms is one of the most pious places in India. This is also the place where the chatri of the Lord Krishna is constructed. Krishna is said to have visited this holy spot after being hit by an arrow which later is believed to be a holy place in the history of Hindu mythology. This is something similar to the tiruveni sangh in Allahabad where the rivers meet.




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