Banej Temple Gir Forest

CategoryHindu Temples

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressBanej Temple Gir Forest, Asundrali, Gir Somnath, Gujarat.

pincode362530

DistrictGir Somnath

About Banej Temple Gir Forest

Transportation

There is a bus from Junagadh every day that leaves at 8am, stays one hour at the temple, and departs on the return journey at 9:45am.

BY ROAD :Gir National Park is 60 km from Junagadh, the most common base for making a visit, and 360 km from Ahmedabad. The main centre is at Sasan Gir that has a forest guest house maintained by the Forest Department, opposite the railway station. There are hotels and guest-houses at Sasan as well as nearby places. One can stay with nature by using these hotels. The temple can be accessed via private vehicles. It is preferred that local taxi should be hired to visit the place.

BY RAIL :One can travel by rail to Junagadh from Ahmedabad or Veraval (Somnath) and then take a 65 km road trip on bus or taxi to Sasan Gir.

BY AIR :The nearest airport is Rajkot but it is not well connected to major airports of India, hence the suitable Airport is Ahmedabad. One can take train or drive from Ahmedabad.

History

The Indian mega-epic Mahabharata’s famous character Arjuna comes alive here so this place is famous because of him. Once traveling through this forest, Pandavas gets thirsty and Arjuna uses his bow to discover water from the earth. There is a Mahadev temple here called ‘Banej’.


The main temple is “Shri Kankeshwari Mataji” also known as “Shri Kankai Mataji”. Mataji is principal goddess to many castes in India; Like Vaishya Suthar (Vadhia and Padhiyar), Gurjar Suthar(Panchasara) , Bhawsar (bahekar), Uneval Brahmins, Bhadreshwar-Vanza, Vaishya and some other castes. A smaller temple for Bhudarjee Dada, Mataji’s brother is erected behind the main temple. This is at a walking distance from the main temple. Shingavada river flows on one side of the temple.


Sometimes visitors can see lions near the temple or near the river as it’s an open habitat for lions, second only to Africa.

Famous for

If you are planning a vacation in Sasan Gir, then you must go visit Banej Temple. It is an intrinsic part of the socio-cultural landscape and hence, offers an insightful peek into life, as it exists in Sasan Gir. Kankai is a supremely wild place where you can hear lions roar at night and animals gathering at the nearby lake


A visit to Banej Temple can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Sasan Gir is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favourable restaurants being just a few examples. Make a trip to Sasan Gir and its exciting places of interest to enjoy a memorable vacation. A visit to Banej Temple will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Sasan Gir.

Best time to Visit

Every year thousands of devotes and tourist visit this temple.

Best time to Go

Guests are required to visit during the day only.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Somnath
    to
    Ahmedabad
    406km
  • Somnath
    to
    Ambaji
    585km
  • Somnath
    to
    Amreli
    164km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bharuch
    546km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bhavnagar
    277km
  • Somnath
    to
    Bhuj
    399km
  • Somnath
    to
    Dahod
    580km
  • Somnath
    to
    Dwarka
    230km
  • Somnath
    to
    Gandhinagar
    434km
  • Somnath
    to
    Himmatnagar
    485km
  • Somnath
    to
    Jamnagar
    269km
  • Somnath
    to
    Junagadh
    79km
  • Somnath
    to
    Mehsana
    480km
  • Somnath
    to
    Morbi
    489km
  • Somnath
    to
    Palanpur
    552km
  • Somnath
    to
    Porbandar
    129km
  • Somnath
    to
    Saputara
    784km
  • Somnath
    to
    Surat
    642km
  • Somnath
    to
    Valsad
    709km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Dhari and thier inquiry no. is, 02797225040

Nearest Railway Station is Amreli and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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