Gujarat is culture rich state, and in India, it is the most vibrant state due to the people, environment, religious belief and exquisite charm. Due to their culture, each year many visitors and devotee come to visit the temple of Gujarat. The Pilgrim places in Gujarat are not only a place of worship, but it is an architectural marvel. It represents the royalty of Gujarat in the past. So here are the 5 Pilgrim places in Gujarat for you. And if you are planning to visit all pilgrimage then explore our Gujarat Tour Packages.
Somnath Temple, Somnath
Somnath temple is one of the Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva out of twelve. It is one of the most beautiful and ancient temples of Gujarat. People believe that the Moon God initially built the temple with gold after that Ravana rebuilt it with silver, Lord Krishna build it with wood, and lastly, the king Bhimdev made it with stone. When Mahmud of Ghazni attacked, he looted and damaged this temple badly in 1024 AD. Even after that, the temple was raided in 1706, 1927 and 1934. In the year 1950, the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel reconstruct the temple, and Shree Somnath Trust is taking care of it at present. The temple located near the sea with structured in Chalukya style of architecture. Another name of Temple is Prabhas Pattan, Deo Pattan, and Somnath Pattan.
Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarka
Dwarkadhish Temple is known as Jagat Mandir or Trilok Sundar Mandir, and it is part of Chardham yatra in Hinduism. This lord Krishna temple is 2500 years old, located on the junction of the Arabian Sea and Gomati River. The temple supported by 60 column and has five floors. The temple has 108th Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu. The top of the temple has the flag of sun and moon on it. The main door named as ‘Moksha Dwara,’ and the south entrance is known as ‘Swarga Dwara’ (Gate to Heaven).
Akshardham Temple, Gandhinagar
The prosperous Hindu Swaminarayan Group manages one of the largest temples the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It was founded in the year 1992 and a masterpiece of craftsmanship, education, art, religion, exhibitions, research, and architecture. The temple spread in 23 acres, and the idol of Lord Swaminarayan is 7 feet in height and plated with gold. One of the prime attraction of this temple is a 45-minute water show.
Bala Hanuman Mandir, Jamnagar
Bala Hanuman Mandir of Jamnagar located on the southeastern side of the Ranmal Lake. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple has a huge number of devotees visited this temple each year. From the early, evening the religious activity started till the evening. The temple is a part of the Guinness Book of World Records because of the constant chant from 1st August 1964 of the prayer ‘Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram.’
Rukmini Temple, Dwarka
The temple is dedicated to the consort of Lord Krishna Goddess Rukmini. It is popular due to its splendidly-designed panels and beautiful carvings. On one panel, the visitors can see the Naratharas or human sculptures and on another one the sculpture of Gajatharas or elephants on the base. The wall of the temple decorated with paintings that show life events of Goddess Rukmini. In the Garbhgruh, there is an idol of Goddess with Lord Krishna. The temple located on the northwards of the town Dwarka.