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GIRNAR

GIRNAR


The myth....

According to the narration in Skandapurana and Vishnupurana signing glory of Giranar, the names like Raivat, Revatachal, Kumad and Ujjayanta are also attributed to Giranar. It is believed that the name Revatachal came from king Revat of Junagadh whose daughter Revati was married to Balaram, elder brother of Lord Krishna.

Hill fort of Giranar - the proud beacon of the sturdy land of Sorath

Standing tall at a distance of 4 k.m. from the city of Junagdh, the mount of Giranar is 3200 ft high. Rishi Dattatrey performed rigorous 'Tapa' (penance) on the peak of this mountain thousands of years ago. Today, pilgrims come here for the 'Darshan' of the steps of Dattatrey. Before one reaches to the "Dattatrey tuk", one has to pass by the temple of Ambaji. Behind the temple of Dattatrey, 'Sitavan' and 'Bharat van' are located. The cave of Bhratruhari is situated at Avartaka. Moving upward from here, a 700 year old temple of Ambaji is located at "Ambika Shish". Moving ahead from Ambika Temple, there is a fire place of Gorakhnath near Gorakhshikhar and then one can behold the steps of Dattatrey. On the Dattatraya peak, holy places like Pandav Gufa, Sheshavan and Sitamadhi are situated. At the foot of Giranar, a huge fair of Bhavanath takes place on the day of shivaratri in the month of February. It is said that Lord Shiva appears at this place on this accession. Aghoris, Naga Bavas and Enlightenedsaints come to take a dip in the Mrugi Kund located at this place. Millions of pilgrims undertake "Lill Parikrama" (Walking around the mountain of Giranar) in the month of Karatak after Divali. This is a pilgrimage that has to be completed within 15 days.

Access

By road

  • Gandhiangar 355 kms
  • Ahmedabad 327 kms.
  • Rajkot 102 kms
  • Vadodara 396 kms.
  • Surat 563 kms.
  • Keshod 40 kms.

Nearest railway station - Junagadh

Nearest Airport - Keshod & Rajkot

Contact Details

Collector Junagadh & Member Secretary, Giranar Vikas Samiti,
Pavitra Yatra Dham.
Phone No.: (O) +91 285 2650201- 02
(R) +91 285 2650203
(M) +91 9879336999

Dep. Mamalatdar
Phone No.: (O) +91 285 2620151
(F) +91 285 2651332