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TEMPLES IN GUJARAT



* 4 Sep 2021
Sapteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Sabarkantha, Gujarat
Sapteshwar Mahadev Mandir
, located on the bank of Sabarmati River near Vijapur in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat.
As per legend it's a 3400 years old with an unsolved mystery of continuous stream of water flowing over the natural Shiva Linga.
It's called Sapteshwar because 7 streams of water fall on this ancient Shiva Linga which is crystal clear and cold regardless of season.
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* 8 Aug 2021
Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar
Ambaji Temple, Banaskantha
Bahuchar Mata Temple, Becharaji
Bala Hanuman Temple, Jamnagar
Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Dwarka
Bhalka Tirth, Somnath
Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, Junagadh
Bileshwar Shiva Temple, Porbandar
Chamunda Mata temple
Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
EME Temple, Vadodara
Hanuman Temple, Salangpur
Jagannath Temple, Ahmedabad
Jasmalnathji Mahadev Temple, Mehsana
Kalika Mata Temple, Pavagadh
Mount Girnar
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Dwarka
Navlakha Sun Temple, Ghumli
Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple, Vadodara
Pimpleshwar Mahadev, Mehsana
Ranchhodrai Temple, Kheda
Rukmini Temple, Dwarka
Sandipani Temple, Porbandar
Shamlaji Temple
Somnath Temple, Saurashtra
Sun Temple, Modhera
References: gujaratexpert.com, indianholiday.com, walkthroughindia.com


* 8 Aug 2021
Placed amid Somnath and Veraval, Bhalka Tirth is the site where Lord Krishna was mistaken for a deer, while he was meditating in the jungle, and was wounded by an arrow by a hunter. This is the site where he left the earth for his heavenly abode. The spot is on the confluence of three rivers- Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati, called Sangam. Also nearby is the temple named Mahaprabhujiís Bethak, dedicated to Lord Krishna along with an old banyan tree
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28 Jul 2021
The Modhera Sun Temple
 Modhera Sun Temple - india-info Pinterest collection
The temple was built by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in the early 11th century, in honour of the Sun God in Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat on the bank of River Pushpavati. The temple complex is divided into three parts - Gudha Mandapa (the shrine hall), Sabha Mandapa (the assembly hall) and Kunda (the reservoir).
The temple is designed in such a way that during every equinox, the first ray of the rising sun would fall on a diamond placed on the head of the Sun God. This would also light up the shrine with a golden glow.
The Sabha Mandap stands on 52 pillars, signifying the 52 weeks in a year. There are carvings of the sun on the walls to show its unity with air, water, earth and space.
In 2014, Modhera Sun Temple entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Source: Did you know about these incredible facts about Gujarat's Modhera Sun Temple?, timesofindia.indiatimes.com, Travel News, Aug 26, 2020

All four sides of the rectangular bathing tank or the Surya Kund have intricate steps reminiscent of Gujaratís famed step wells and is graced by a variety of small shrines placed between the numerous pyramidical steps.
Steps lead up to the Sabha Mandap, an octagonal hall between the water tank and the main temple. At the top of the steps are the remnants of a huge arch or Toran that lead to the main hall, the Sabha Mandap. There are 52 pillars in the hall, denoting the 52 weeks in a year.
Beyond the Sabha Mandap is the main temple or the Guda Mandap, which is no longer used, the absent main idol believed to be a golden Surya on his chariot.
Source: The call of the Sun, The Hindu Metro Plus, Dec 1, 2014