Several of us, in fact majority of us do believe in The Supreme Power and intend to pay our homage by visiting the holy places related to the philosophy of life we emulate. When we mention Hinduism, the holy temples are in galore and spread across the nation and selected parts of the globe.
Well, if you seek to experience the places where devotion meets divine, visit Gujarat with us. Good Lord, No. I am not suggesting you to visit the State for any investment or any commercial purpose, but what I am asking you is to visit the State to quench your thirst of worshipping Him and kneeling down to offer prayers. I can see your surprised ex
Dwarakadhish Temple which is also called as Jagat Mandir or Trilok Sundar (beautiful in all the three worlds) is situated on Gomti creek and is believed to be built by the great grandson of Lord Krishna, Vajranabh. It appears that this glorious structure rises from the waters of the Arabian Sea. Its shikhar which is forty three meters high and the flag fluttering on the top made of 52 yard of cloth add much to its grandeur. The grandness gets enhanced by flight of fifty six steps leading to the backside of the edifice on the side of river Gomti. The temple is made of soft limestone and has two gateways known as Swarag Dwar (gate to the Heaven) and Moksha Dwar (gate to Liberation). Whereas, the exterior carries exquisite carvings, the interior of the temple appears incredible due to the simplicity. Krishna Janmotsav is celebrated with much fervour and devotees from all corners of the world gather to celebrate this special festival.
As Dwarakadhish is dedicated to Lord Krishna, Somnath Temple and Nageshwar Temple are embodiment of Lord Shiva, the destroyer. Both these sacred shrines have sacred Jyotirlingas which are only twelve across the country. Shree Somnath is the first amongst twelve Aadi Jyotirlingas of India. When you visit this mystic temple, do not forget to say prayers at Shri Kapardi Vinayak and Shri Hanuman Temple. Further, you may visit Vallabhghat which is a nice sunset point.While mentioning Nageshwar, it is enshrined by one of the twelve Swayambhu (self-existent) Jyothirlingas in the world, in an underground sanctum. A twenty five metre tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva and a large garden with a pond are major attractions of this rather serene place.
Talking of Akshardham Temple, it is magnum opus that enshrines golden statue of Lord Swami Narayan. The temple is spread across an area of fifteen acre covered with lush green garden and cultural spots. It also has experiential exhibitions that display the values of Indian Culture. This pilgrimage tour to Gujarat will prove to be one-of-its-kind and that is an assurance.
So, next time you take a Gujarat trip, travel sans business mindset but with complete devotion!