Mai Puri Mosque

CategoryMosques

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressMai Puri Mosque, Near Junagadh Gate, Gir Somnath, Gujarat.

pincode362265

DistrictGir Somnath

About Mai Puri Mosque

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

The small shore town of Somnath is one of the most important pilgrim points for the Hindus. Early references and texts points out that Somnath was inhabited by the Aryans. It lies in the confluence where River Saraswati is said to flow into the sea. This sleepy town lies close to Veraval where most of the leisure travelers and pilgrim puts up when they are visiting Somnath as it provides you with a range of accommodation facilities. According to Hindu mythology this is also the place where Lord Krishna was shot in the leg. The town was raided by Mahmud of Gazni a number of times. He plundered the wealth of Somnath and took it to his own homeland in Afghanistan. The number of historical, mythical and religious associations with the Holy Places in Somnath makes it more endearing to the tourists Mai Puri Masjid, Somnath.

Let us for convenience sake refer to it as the Temple and Masjid of Mai Puri. This ancient structure is located 1 kilometer from the Junagadh Gate which is the main gateway to Somnath from Veraval. The temple was earlier dedicated to the Sun God but later converted into a mosque during the times of Mahmud of Ghazni. It is now surrounded by numerous tombs to accentuate the fact that it is a Muslim ground.

Famous for

This ancient structure is one kilometer from the Junagadh Gate which is the main gateway to Somnath from Veraval. Mai Puri Masjid is an impressive piece of architecture, covered with blue and white tiles. It is an important religious spot for Muslims along with other tombs and mosques in Somnath.

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit Somnath is from October to March. It can be easily accessed from Junagad as well as Veraval. There are buses which run on daily basis for the passengers from one place to another.

Best time to Go

Sunrise to Sunset

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

Vitual tour of Mai Puri Mosque

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Public Transport to Go

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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