Bhalaka Tirth, Dehotsarg

CategoryHindu Temples

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressBhalaka Tirth, Dehotsarg, Bhalka Village, Gir Somnath, Gujarat.

pincode362265

DistrictGir Somnath

About Bhalaka Tirth, Dehotsarg

Transportation

BY ROAD Somnath is 79 km from Junagadh and 25 km from Chorwad. State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect various centres of Gujarat to Somnath.

BY RAIL Somnath is located 6 km from the nearest railway station at Veraval.

History

North of Somnath, en route to Veraval, is the famous Lord Krishna temple, Bhalka Tirtha, on the site where Krishna is said to have been mistakenly shot in the foot. Nearby is Dehotsarg, where he succumbed to his mortal wound. The temple at Bhalka Tirth is known as Mahaprabhuji’s Bethak, and a tulsi tree has been planted in Lord Krishna’s memory. At the Dehotsarg Tirth, in the 9th century AD Shri Vallabhacharya gave discourses on Shrimad Bhagvat Gita for seven days, as well as the revered Gita Mandir, which has eighteen marble pillars with a chapter from the Bhagvat Gita inscribed on each one. The temple also contains a beautiful tribhangi idol of Lord Krishna playing his flute.

This place on the bank of river Hiran is a place of pilgrimage called”Dehotsarg Tirth” or “Golok Dham” means the place where Krishna changed his body and went to his “Nij Dham” (Golok Dham). This place is so peaceful and full of spiritual feeling that you will get an experience of lifelong. A memorial with footprints of Krishna have been made here. It is situated in an open area and a campus with many temples. Temple of Balram (With the cave from where he went into the ground), Geeta Mandir, Lakshminarayan Mandir and Mahaprabhuji ki Baithak are all in this campus. In Geeta Mandir the Krishna,s idol is in ‘Tribhangi mudra’ with the flute to His lips and the marble clad big hall has its walls and pillars engraved with ‘shlokas’ of Geeta. All the eighteen chapters of Geeta is engraved in Sanskrut. It was very logical to construct such type of temple here because “Geeta” is the ‘gyana’ that Krishna gave to Arjuna in the battlefield when Arjuna refused to fight seeing all his relatives and friends in the opposition. In fact Krishna gave this ‘gyana’ famous as “Geeta” to the whole world through Arjuna. He motivated Arjuna to do his duty without any wishes in turn. It is called “Karmayoga”.

Famous for

Nearby is a place known as Baldev Gufa (cave). According to legend, Lord Krishna’s elder brother Baldev disappeared through this cave and went to the netherworld, as he was considered to be an incarnation of Sheshnag, the king of snakes.

Best time to Visit

Bhalka Tirth can be visited any time of the year.

Best time to Go

: Bhalka Tirth remains open from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm.

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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Nearest bus stand is Somnath and thier inquiry no. is, 02876221886

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

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

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