The holy places in India have always played a significant role in boosting the tourism of a particular place. For the religiously inclined ones, paying visits to the holy and sacred places constitute the major reason why they embark on a tour. But it is hard, even for the pleasure seekers, to ignore the deep religious significance of the holy places. Indianholiday.com seeks to provide a general overview on the holy places in Gujarat.
|Holy Places in Gujrat|
|Ahmed Shah Mosque Ahmedabad||Rani Sipri Mosque Ahmedabad|
|Rani Rupmati Mosque Ahmedabad||Sidi Saiyad Mosque Ahmedabad|
|Hathee Singh Temple Ahmedabad||Swami Narayan Temple Ahmedabad|
|Sidi Bashir Mosque Ahmedabad||Raj Babri Mosque Ahmedabad|
|EME Temple Vadodara||Dominican Monastery Daman|
|Church of our Lady of the Sea||Se Cathedral Daman|
|Jain Temple Daman||Church of our Lady of the Rosary|
|St Paul Church Diu||Church of St Francis of Assisi Diu|
|St Thomas Church Diu||Shri Adishwara Temple Palitana|
|Angar Pir Shrine Palitana||Chaumukh Shrine Palitana|
|Kumar Pal Temple Palitana||Sampriti Raj Temple Palitana|
|Vimal Shah Temple Palitana||Somnath Temple Somnath|
|Suraj Mandir Somnath||Bhalka Tirth Somnath|
|Triveni Ghat Somnath||Mai Puri Masjid Somnath|
|Ahilyabai Temple Somnath||Bhavnath Mahadev Temple Junagadh|
|Temple of Neminath Junagadh||Temple of Mallinath Junagadh|
|Temple of Gorakhnath Junagadh||Temple of Amba Mata Junagadh|
|Bala Hanuman Temple Jamnagar||Bhid Bhanjan Temple Jamnagar|
|Shantinath Mandir Jamnagar||Adinath Mandir Jamnagar|
|Swaminarayan Temple Rajkot||Ishwariya Temple Rajkot|
|Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj||Jama Masjid Bhuj|
|Swaminarayan Temple Gandhinagar||Hanumanji Temple Gandhinagar|
|Dwarkanath Temple Dwarka||Rukmini Temple Dwarka|
|Nageshwar Mandir Dwarka||Roman Catholic Church Bharuch|
|Madresa Mosque Bharuch||Juma Masjid Champaner|
|Mallinath Temple Girnar||Rishabhadev Temple Girnar|
|Parshwanath Temple Girnar||Bhavnath Shiv Temple Girnar|
|Nagina Masjid Champaner|
Gujarat boasts of some of the most ancient holy places among which Dwarka needs no introduction. Falling in the league of the most popular holy places in Gujarat is the temple of Somnath. The temple has a mystic appeal and this has a lot to do with the legend of Chandra, the Moon God. This shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva enjoys a unique importance among the twelve famed Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
Palitana warrants special mention among all the other Gujarat holy places. Touted as a highly venerated pilgrimage site for the Jains, Palitana boasts of a total of 863 temples, all located atop the Shetrujaya hill. The construction of all these temples at an altitude of 603 meters is itself a mammoth feat. Some of the temples are made of marbles and their origin can be traced back to the eleventh century.
Pavgadh in central Gujarat boasts of temples dedicated to goddess Mahakali and Bhadrakali. Ambaji and Becharaji are the highly venerated deities among the Gujaratis and the shrines dedicated to these goddesses are famous centers of pilgrimages for the Hindus.
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