Bhavnath Mahadev Temple
Sri Bhavnth Mahadev mandir is located at the foot hills of the Girnar Hills. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has been believed to have stood here at Junagadh from ancient times. Bhavnath Mahadev Temple is one of the foremost Holy Places in Junagadh city and famous for Bhavnath Fair which is visited by devotees from around the world.
The temple is located in the neighbouring area of Girnar mountain range which is near to Girnar Taleti. From Girnar Taleti one has to reach the temple by foot climbing up to the Girnar hills. The Bhavnath Mahadev Temple is surrounded by many ancient holy places resting at the foothills of Girnar.
Every Year at the temple two key festivals are celebrated which include Maha Shivaratri and Lili Parikrama.
A five day Bhavnath Mahadev Fair (Bhavnath Mahadev Mela) is held during the festival of Mahashivratri which is a worldwide tourist attraction. The Mahapuja (Prayers) of Lord Shiva takes place at midnigh in this temple on the 14th day of the dark half of the month of Magh, as per the Hindu calendar. (Somewhere in February).
GSRTC Special transportation services are arranged to visit Bhavnath Temple from different parts of Gujrath state during Mahashivratri festival.
Best accommodation facilities are available in Junagadh city. There is also an arrangement for the devotees with free meals.
Junagadh city is well connected by bus and railways. GSRTC runs buses from various parts Gujrath state.
Junagadh GSRTC Bus Station is 6.7 kms and Junagadh Railway Junction is just 6 kms from the temple. Autos and private transport facilities are available from the bus and railway stations.
Rajkot Airport is 108 kms and Porbandar Airport is 106 kms from Junagadh city.
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