the east of Junagadh town, at a distance of 6 km
situated Mount Girnar which is considered holy by Hindus and
Several names were given to different hills and to
peaks. It was called Girinarayan in prehistoric time and now
Known as Mount
Girnar has five principal peaks Ambaji, Gorakhnath, Guru
Dattatraya, Oghad Ansuya and Kalka. Out of these five
Gorakhnath is the highest and is 3666 ft. above sea level and
the lowest peak is 648 ft. above sea level. The area of Girnar
hills is 70 miles.
To climb the
hill, a step way is built
up of wide and convenient steps and on the either
side of the way there are
waiting spots, water places and devasthans (prayer place).
The Jain temples are very old and ancient, the
foundations and the plans are unchanged.
The famous temple of Goddess Ambaji. It is believed that this
temple temple was built during the Gupta era.
This is the highest peak of Girnar Hill on which is the Dhuna
of Gorkhnathji, the famous and renowned saint of Nath seet.
The Oghad and Ansuya peaks are difficult to approach yet worth
Kamandalkund: The step way switch from between
Gorakhnath and Dattatray and winds its way descending to a
lovely and beautiful place called Kamandalkund.
Dattatraya: Coming up again and resuming the step way
southward the vertical peak of Dattatraya is reached. On the
top of the peak there is a small temple on the Padukas of Guru
Kalika: The most difficult to approach is the peak of
Kalika which is not joined by the step way but is not far away
from Dattatrya though sufficiently detached.