Gujarat Is The Land Of Merchants, Desert And Coastlines But One Of The Best Places For Religious Centers. Gujarat Is A State Considered To Be The Part Of Western India And Is Extremely Rich In The Concepts Of Temples. With In Gujarat There Are A Wide Variety Of Historic Forts, Palaces, Mosques But Temples Here Have Great Mythological Connection And Relevance In Hindu Religion. Gujarat Temples Have The Most Remarkable Archaeological Structures. Many Foreign Invaders Have Conquered Gujarat Just Because Of The Temple Rich Entity. Here Is The List Of Most Famous Temples Of Gujarat...

Most Famous 21 Temples Of Gujarat

  1. Somnath Temple, Prabhas Patan- Somnath Temple Is Believed To Be The First Among The Twelve Jyotirlinga Of Lord Shiva And Located In Prabhas Patan In Saurashtra. Foreign Invaders Destroyed This Temple Many Times But Reconstructed Every Times. Present Temple Structure Is Constructed In 1951 Seventh Time But It Is Believed That The Somnath Temple Was Built In Gold By Moon God Som (Chandradev), In Silver By The Sun God Ravi (Suryadev) And In Wood By Lord Krishna.
  2. Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka- Dwarkadheesh Temple Is Dedicated To Lord Krishna, Also Known As Jagat Mandir And Dwarkadhish. Dwarkadhish Means King Of Dwarka. It Is Said That Lord Vishnu Shifted His Capital From Mathura To Dwarka Where The Original Temple Was Constructed By Vajranabh, The Great Grand Son Of Krishna, Over The Residential Palace Of Krishna.
  3. Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gandhinagar- Swaminarayan Akshardham At Gandhinagar Is A Hindu Temple For Worship Which Is Dedicated To Devotion, Education And Unification.
  4. Shamlaji Temple, Shamlaji- Shamlaji Or Shamalaji Temple Is Dedicated To Lord Vishnu, Located On The Banks Of The Meshvo River In Aravalli District Of Gujarat. A Large Fair Of 3 Week Around The Day Of Kartik Purnima Of Hindu Calendar. Mostly Held In November.
  5. Bala Hanuman Temple, Jamnagar- Bala Hanuman Ji Temple Is Situated In Jamnagar City Which Is Also Known As 'Choti Kashi', Dedicated To Lord Hanuman. It Is The World Famous Temple And Has Achieved Name In Guinness Book Of World Records For Continuous 24-Hours Chanting Of The "Ram Naam", Since August 1, 1964.
  6. Surpaneshwar Shiva Temple, Bharuch- Surpaneshawar Shiva Temple Is Situated At The Junction Of River Narmada And River Dev In Bharuch Of Gujarat.
  7. Swaminarayan Temple, Ahmedabad- Shri Swaminarayan Temple Is The First Temple Of The Swaminarayan Sampraday, A Hindu Sect, Located In Kalupur Area Of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  8. Nageshvara Jyotirlinga, Daarukavanam- Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Is One Of The 12 Jyotirlinga Shrines Mentioned In The Shiva Purana. According To Shiva Purana Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Is In 'The Darukavana', Which Is An Ancient Name Of A Forest In India.
  9. Swaminarayan Temple, Rajkot- Swaminarayan Temple Is One Of The Most Most Famous Temple Organized By Swaminarayan Sampraday In Rajkot, Gujarat.
  10. Santram Mandir, Nadiad- Santram Mandir Is Dedicated To Santram Maharaj, A Holy Figure Of Gujarat. Santram Mandir Is Located In Nadiad, Gujarat.
  11. Ambaji Temple, Banaskantha- The Temple Was Originally Built By Nagar Brahmins. There Is A Main Entrance In The Front And Only A Small Side-Door, Because It Is Believed That Ambaji Has Forbidden The Addition Of Any Other Door. The Temple Is Surrounded By An Open Square Chowk Where Ceremonial Sacrifices Called Havans Are Performed.
  12. Kalika Mata Temple, Pavagadh- Kalika Mata Temple Is A Hindu Goddess Temple And Pilgrim Center In Panchmahal, Gujarat, India. The Temple Has Three Images Of Goddesses The Central Is Of Kalika Mata, Kali On The Right And Bahucharamata On The Left. A Fair Is Held At The Temple Which Is Attended By Thousands Of Devotees. This Temple Is In Shakti Peethas. Devotees Can Reach Easily To Temple By Ropeway.
  13. Sun Temple, Modhera- The Sun Temple Is A Hindu Temple Dedicated To The Lord Surya Located At Modhera Village Of Mehsana District, Gujarat. It Is Situated On The Bank Of The River Pushpavati. It Was Built In 1026-27 Ad During The Reign Of Bhima I Of The Chaulukya Dynasty. No Worship Is Offered Now And Is Protected Monument Maintained By Archaeological Survey Of India.
  14. Bahucharaji Temple, Mehsana- Bechraji Temple Is The Temple Of Hindu Goddess Bahuchara Mata Located In Bechraji Town In Mehesana District Of Gujarat. The Bahuchra Mata Temple Is Very Important For All Gujaratis As They Remove Their Children’s First Hair Here.
  15. Jagannath Temple, Ahmedabad- The Jagannath Temple Is A Temple Dedicated To The Hindu God Jagannath In Ahmedabad Of Gujarat. The Temple Located In The Jamalpur Locality Was Established By Sadhu Sarangdasji About 450 Years Ago. The Temple Is Famous For Its Annual Chariot Festival, The Rath Yatra, Which Is The Third Most Important And Largest After The Ratha Yatra At Puri And Kolkata.
  16. Palitana Jain Temple, Bhavnagar- Palitana Temples Are Located On Shatrunjaya Hill Of Palitana In Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Palitana Temples Are Dedicated To Jainism.
  17. Sandipani Temple, Porbandar- In The Middle Of Porbandar Sandipani Temple Is The Only Temple Dedicated To Sudama In All Of India.
  18. Bhavnath Mahadev Temple, Junagadh- Bhavnath Mahadev Temple Which Is Located Near Damodar Kund, At Girnar Taleti In Gujarat. Bhavnath Is A Place Where More Than 5000 Years Old Customs, Rituals And Traditions Have Been Carried With Great Enthusiasm And Pleasure. The Bhavnath Fair Is One Of Them.
  19. Rukmini Temple, Jamnagar- Once Lord Krishna And His Wife Rukmini Went To The Sage Durvasha To Invite Him For Dinner At Dwarka. He Agreed On The Condition That Krishna & Rukmini Would Have To Pull His Chariot Instead Of Any Animal. While Pulling The Chariot, Rukmini Became Thirsty So Lord Krishna Prodded His Toe Into The Earth To Draw A Spring Of The Holy Ganga. Rukmini Took A Sip Without Offering Durvasha. Annoyed By Her Impoliteness He Cursed Rukmini That She Would Be Separated From Her Beloved Husband. Hence Rukmini Temple Is Located 2 KMs Away From Dwarka's Jagat Mandir.
  20. Bhalka Tirth And Prabhas Patan- Bhalka Tirtha Located In The Prabhas Patan Near Veraval In Saurashtra Of Gujarat, Is The Place Where Krishna Was Hit By An Arrow Shot By A Hunter Named Jara, After Which He Is Said To Have Left The Earth For The Heavenly Abode.
  21. Ranchhodrai Temple- This Temple Is Dedicated To Ranhhodrai Ji (A Form Of Lord Krishna). This Temple Is Situated In Dakor, Gujarat. Earlier Dakor Was A Place Of Shiva Worship But In The Later Phases It Developed Into A Vaishnavite Center With The Growing Fame Of Ranchhodraiji Temple.


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