Famous Temples in Gujarat
Gujarat famous temple list
1 Somnath Temple, Saurasht
Somnath Temple is the one of the most famous pilgrimages of the Hindus.
Somnath is a very ancient, rich and important center of the Shave sect. Saumnath is considered to be the first of the twelve Jyotirlingas. It was founded to free the moon from the curse. One of the oldest temples in India and one of the most important of the 12 jyotirlingas.
Chandra first built a temple of silver, Lord Krishna of Sukhad and Bhimdev first and Kumarapala built a stone temple. The temple was destroyed by foreign invaders. King Hamirji Gohil was martyred while protecting the temple of Somnath in Saurashtra.
His pillar is in the temple precincts. Triveni confluence of Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati rivers takes place here.
The confluence of the Hiran river and the sea is considered a holy Triveni shrine. Not far from it is Dehotsarga Tirtha. It is believed that the body of Lord Krishna was cremated here.
Somnath Beach is known for its sparkling waves, clear waters and long stretches of fine sand. The view of the beach is spectacular, especially during sunrise and sunset. The place is crowded by devotees who visit the pristine beach of Somnath to spend some time in solitude in the embrace of nature.
Somnath Beach is not ideal for swimming as the waves are very high and violent. However tourists come to this seaside destination to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.
2 Ambaji Temple, Banaskantha.
Ambaji Temple is one of the most Famous Hindu Temple in Gujarat. It is located near 179 kilometers from Ahmedabad on the Arasur hill of Aravali hills.
There is a glorious famous temple of Ambaji Mataji. This is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths of India.
A magnificent temple has been built on the site of the ancient temple. The temple peak of Ambaji of this temple is gilded.
The temple does not have an idol of Mataji, but the gold machine is decorated and worshiped like an idol.
Ambaji is the main place of worship for the devotees of Mataji in all the communities of Gujarat. Mataji’s original station is on the hill Gabbar near Ambaji.
3 Pavagadh Temple, panchmahal (World heritage site)
Pavagadh Temple is the one of the most famous pilgrimages of the Hindus.
Pavagadh Temple is very famous Temple in Gujarat. It is located in panchmahal, halol.
In July, 2004, Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Site of Gujarat, Pak is listed as a ‘World Heritage Site’. At the foot of this mountain, the palaces and huge houses of the one-time Raidhani of Gujarat were built. Built a coat around town.
There is an airy place here known as ‘Kabutarkhana’. Vav is known for its spiral steps in Champaner. The Lakulish Temple is the oldest architecture of the tenth and eleventh centuries. One of the 51 Shakti Peeths on the highest peak of Pavagadh mountain is the ‘Mahakali Mata’s Temple’. Next to the temple
Panchmahal District 83 There are lakes named “Dudhiya” and “Chhasia”. There is a ‘Dargah of Sadanshah Pir’ at the top of the hill. There is a place called ‘Manchi’ in the middle of the mountain. Rishabhdev, Chandraprabhu and Parshvanath’s derasar on the mountain. Vishwamitri river rises from the Pavagadh mountain. The village of Tua is famous for its hot springs.
4 Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka is located in devbhumi dwarka. Lord Sri Krishna temple in Gomati Gomti creek, is known as jagat mandir (universal shrine) or trilok sundar (the most beautiful in all the three worlds).
The ancient name of Dwarka is ‘Dharavati’. Situated on the banks of the river Gomti, Dwarka is one of the four famous pilgrimages of the Hindus.
Dwarka is one of the seven towns of Mokshadayi. Dwarkanagari, inhabited by Lord Krishna, was submerged in the Gulf of Kutch.
The newly settled town of Dwarka has a Dwarkadhish temple built around the 13th century. This huge temple of 52 meters high seven storeys stands on 60 pillars. In the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, there is a 1 meter high quadrangular black idol of Dwarkadhish.
5 SHAMLAJI TEMPLE, District Arvalli
Shamlaji Temple is the one of the most famous pilgrimages of the Hindus.
It is located near Meshvo river in district Arvalli, Gujarat.
This place is also know as gadadharpuri.
Shamlaji has got the beauty of hills, forests and Meshwo river. In the world famous temple of Shamlaji, there is a dark idol of Lord Krishna – Vasudeva holding a mace. The construction of the temple retains the ancient Chaulukya style.
This place is extraordinarily observant in terms of sculptural beauty. The fair is held here on Karthiki Purnima.
6 Balaram Temple, banashkatha.
The temple of Balram Mahadev is located near 12 kms from the district head quater palanpur.
Balaram is a beautiful monastery. The springs flowing from the roots of the trees, the flowing river and the serene scenic beauty of the trees are the attractions here.
There is a temple of Koteshwar Mahadev and a temple of Balaram Mahadev. Here is a forest of sandalwood trees. There is a grand hotel in Balaram Palace.
7 Becharaji temple
Becharaji temple is very famous Hindu temple in Mehsana, Gujarat.
The town is associated with Hindu goddess Bahuchara Mata worshipped as Bala.
Bahucharaji temple is one of the Shakti Piths where Devi Sati’s hands had fallen. The name of the town is derived from Goddess Bahuchar or Bahucharaji. The temple is comprised of three main shrines which are known as Adhya sthan, Madhya sthan and the main temple.
8 NARAYAN SAROVAR
Narayan Sarovar is located in Kutch.
Narayan Sarovar Lake, over 100 km from Bhuj across the barren scrubland of Kutch, is one of the 5 holy lakes of Hinduism. There are temples dedicated to Shri Trikamraiji, Laxminarayan, Govardhannathji, Dwarkanath, Adinarayan, Ranchodraiji and Laxmiji, which are of importance to pilgrims visiting the area.
9 Koteshwar Mahadev temple
Koteshwar Mahadev located in Kutch.
Visitors can see the temple, walk along the beach and on a clear night, even see the glow of light from Karachi, Pakistan, on the northwestern horizon.
10 Dakor Temple
Dakor Temple is very famous Temple in kheda, Gujarat.
It is prominent for its grand temple of Shree Ranchhodraiji ( Lord Krishna).
The temple comes alive during February-March as millions of devotees converge on the town on foot from various locations around Gujarat for the Chaitra Poonam fair. Janmashtami, around August is another good time to experience the religious fervour of devotees. There are about 35 festivals organized during the Hindu months. The Kartik purnima annakoot festival is a wonderful experience as lakhs of devotees offer a variety of foods to the Lord. As for weather in central Gujarat,On normal days the temple is not crowded but during festivals like Rathyatra, Holi and Dussehra, there are crowds everywhere.