Bhavnath Mahadev, Taleti

CategoryHindu Temples

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressBhavnath Mahadev, Taleti, Girnar, Junagadh, Gujarat.

pincode362004

DistrictJunagadh

About Bhavnath Mahadev, Taleti

Transportation

Junagadh has a major railway station, and is also connected by ST buses to cities around the state. The nearest airport is in Rajkot, 110 km away.

History

: This Lord Shiva Temple is very pious and considered as important as any of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is situated right on the foothills of Girnar. I don’t know about its legend but on Mahashivaratri day Naga Sadhus who meditate in Himalayas come here to celebrate this festival. Even Morari Bapu the famous saint celebrates Mahashivaratri here. Hence this was first one on my wish list.

The Bhavnath Mahadev temple is a shrine ensconced in myths and legends of the Puranic era, at the base of Mount Girnar in Bhavnath village. The Shiva ling here is said to have emerged of its own divine intention. Reportedly, when Shiva and Parvati were traveling over the Girnar Hills their divine garment fell over the present Mrigi Kund, making this place an auspicious site for lord Shiva worshipers. Even today, the naga bavas [Naked sadhus] bathe in the holy Mrigi Kund before joining the Mahashivaratri procession. The fair itself is so ancient that its precise origins are unknown.

Famous for

: There are two main annual festivals: Maha Shivaratri and Girnar Lili Parikrama.

The worship starts at mid night on the 14th day of the dark half in the Magha month and as soon as the puja commences these sages are seen advancing towards the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple seated on elephants holding flags in their hands. The air reverberates with the sounds of the conch shells, the tungis and the turis. A strong belief is prevalent that on this day Lord Shiva himself visits the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple. The organizers serve free meals to the visitors on this auspicious occasion.

Many stalls are also set up. Copper and brass utensils, idols, rosaries and holy beads are some of the items that are sold in the various stalls apart from sweets and fruits. The ambience is full of joyousness. If you can plan a visit to the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple when the fair is being held, then there can be nothing like it but if you are on a Tour to Junagadh at other times of the year even then ensure that you do pay a visit to this temple.

The Bhavnath Mahadev Temple is surrounded by many ancient holy places resting at the foothills of Girnar. Mahashivratri is the major Annual fair which is gaining popularity for its charismatic appeal.

Best time to Visit

: The Bhavnath fair is a five-day occasion in Magha month of Hindu calendar, in the month of February-March. The worship starts at mid night on the 14th day of the dark half in the Magha month

Best time to Go

: The main worship or the MahaPuja of Lord Shiva takes place right at time of Midnight in the temple. The fair is said to be the mini version of Kumbh mela..

Distance of nearest cities

  • Junagadh
    to
    Ahmedabad
    327km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Ambaji
    506km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Amreli
    92km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bharuch
    467km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhavnagar
    205km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhuj
    320km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dahod
    501km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dwarka
    180km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Gandhinagar
    355km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Himmatnagar
    406km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Jamnagar
    131km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Mehsana
    401km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Morbi
    164km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Palanpur
    473km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Porbandar
    105km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Saputara
    705km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Somnath
    79km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Surat
    583km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Valsad
    630km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Junagadh and thier inquiry no. is, 02825630303

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

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

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