Damodar Kund

CategoryHeritage

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressDamodar Kund, Taleti Road, Girnar, Junagadh, Guajrat.

pincode362110

DistrictJunagadh

About Damodar Kund

Transportation

All of the Transportation facilities are available to reach in Damodar Kund at Junagadh.

History

Damodar Kund is one of the sacred lakes as per Hindu beliefs, which is located at the foothills of Girnar hills, near Junagadh in Gujarat, India.

It is considered holy, as per Hindu mythology and many Hindus prefer to bath and immerse the ashes and the bones left after cremation of dead bodies, here at Damodar Kund due to a belief that the departed souls would get moksha here. It may be mentioned here other such famous places for immersion of ashes and bones (Hindu rite of asthi-visarjana ) are in Ganga at Haridwar and Triveni Sangam at Prayag.

The water of the lake has properties of dissolving the bones. The lake is 257 ft long and 50 ft broad and only 5 feet deep. It is surrounded by a well built ghat. The steps for going up the Girnar hills start near Damodar Kund.

At the foothills of Ashwatthama Hill in Girnar mountain range base, southerly to Damodara Kund is the Damodar Hari Temple. The idols here are supposed to have been installed by Vajranabha, the grandson of Lord Shri Krishna, the one who also is credited with Dwarkadhish Temple and many other. Historically, these temples are supposed to have been built or renovated by a Suryavanshi ruler named Chandraketpur, who is also accredited to have built the temples of Shiva at Bhavnath, a testament to his tolerance for all belief systems. The place underwent renovation during the regime of King Skand Gupta of Gupta dynasty in the year 462 AD. Lord Damodar here is considered by vaishnavaits as Adhipati of Girnar Kshetra

Famous for

The damodar kund is closely attached to the life of NARSINH MEHTA the famous Gujarati poet& Krishna who used to come to bath at damodar kund.at this time there is temple of NARSINH Mehta near damodar kund

famos quotes for this is “…at the foot hills of girnar , there is lake damodar ,where mehtaji goes for bath”

Best time to Visit

Usually this area is open for visitors from April to September, but the best time to visit this area is during the full moon of August every year, when you can enjoy a big festival. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims will also be there to celebrate the full moon.

Best time to Go

at full moon days

Distance of nearest cities

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    to
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    to
    Ambaji
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    to
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    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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