Girnar

Published: 19.08.2010
Updated: 17.12.2012
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Girnarhills, Girnār

Girnār Hills, Junagadh, Gujarat, India


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Girnar Mountain is about 1100m (3630 ft) high and is an extinct volcano. It is said that Mount Girnar was once a flying mountain. It is 4 km at east of Junagadh and is the main tourist attraction in the area. On the plateau about 180m (600 ft) from the top of the hill, is a group of beautifully carved Jain temples built between 1128 and 1500.

Neminath, the 22nd tirthankara, is said to have died on Mount Girnar after living here for 700 years.

There is a marble temple which is dedicated to him and a black marble statue of him. The Mallinath Temple Built in 1177. There is also a temple dedicated to the Mata Amba built in way back in the 12th century. It is said that a visit to this temple guarantees a happy marriage. The steps go down and up again to Gorakhnath Peak at 1100m (3666 ft), where there are footprints of the Rishi Gorakhnath. There is another peak where there are footprints of Neminath and Mata Kalika temple.

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