The Girnar Mountain is located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat, India. It is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Jains. Since the 3rd century, it has been one of the major religious places covered with 866 Hindu and Jain temples spread over the summits.
One needs to climb the 9999 steps to reach the final summit. Girnar Mountain is a sacred place for both Digambar and Shwetambar Jains. Amba Mata Temple Gorakshanath Temple and Dattatreya Temple are the major pilgrimage sites for the Hindu pilgrims.
There is a Tirthankara Neminath temple, a religious place for Jain devotees at Girnar, hence they call Girnar as Neminath Mountain. Udan Khatola is about to complete the construction and launch of India’s most technically advanced ropeway at Girnar. The ropeway length is 2126.4 meters having the ultra modern cabins.
The ropeway will take pilgrims to Ma Ambaji temple at Girnar providing immense convenience to people who are otherwise unable to climb 5000 steps to reach the sumit. The Ropeway is the largest one in Gujarat.
Address: Girnar Udankhatola Nr. Sudarshan Talav, Bhavnath Taleti, Junagadh - 362004
Near by Cities: Rajkot 114 km, Jamnagar 160 km, Bhavnagar 205 km, Ahmedabad 338 km, Bhuj 346 km, Gandhinagar 350 km
The Shiva ling here is said to have emerged of its own divine intention. There are two main annual festivals: Maha Shivratri and Girnar Lili Parikrama. It is believe that Lord Shiva himself visits the shrine here on this holiest day. Devotees go around the holy hills of Girnar, before the fair. It is compared to the Lili Parikrama of Govardhan mountain in Vraj. It is believed that Lord Dattatrey himself descends down to Earth and stays here these five days to bless his devotees.
The Khapra Kodiya Caves are part of the Junagadh Buddhist Cave Group. They are the oldest of the caves. The caves, on the basis of scribbles and short cursive letters on the wall, are dated to 3rd-4th century BCE during the Emperor Ashoka’sThree separate sites of rooms carved out of stone to be used as monks’ quarters. These caves are also known as Khangar Mahal.These caves are along the edge of the ancient Sudarshan Lake and little outside Uparkot fort, Northerly.
Gir National Park
Gir Forest National Park is located in the south west of the Saurashtra peninsula in the state of Gujarat.The National Park covers an area of 1421 sq., Kms.There are some perennial rivers like the Hiran, Saraswati, Datardi, Shingoda, Macchundi, Ghodavadi and Raval.The Park is famous for its Asiatic lions. There are about 359 lions.Crocodile Breeding Centre, Kamleshwar Dam, Tulsishyam, Gir Bhimchas, Somnath are the other places to visit near Girnar
Girnar Jain temples were constructed during 3rd Century AD.Situated on the first plateau of Mount Girnar at the height of about 3800 steps from base.16 Jain temples here form a sort of fort on the ledge at the top of the great cliff.it is the Nirvan Bhumi of 22nd Tirthankara Lord Neminath.The idol of Neminath was made by Indra dev from fifth divine world, is believed
Gir National Park
Gir Forest National Park is located in the south west of the Saurashtra peninsula in the state of Gujarat.The National Park covers an area of 1421 sq., Kms.There are some perennial rivers like the Hiran, Saraswati, Datardi, Shingoda, Macchundi, Ghodavadi and Raval.
The Shiva ling here is said to have emerged of its own divine intention.There are two main annual festivals: Maha Shivratri and Girnar Lili Parikrama.It is believe that Lord Shiva himself visits the shrine here on this holiest day. Devotees go around the holy hills of Girnar, before the fair.