Navlakha Temple, Gumli

CategoryHeritage

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressNavlakha Temple, Gumli, Jamnagar, Gujarat.

pincode360510

DistrictJamnagar

About Navlakha Temple, Gumli

History

Navlakha Temple at Ghumli was built by Jethwa rulers in 11th century dedicated to Sun god, Surya and is oldest sun temple of Gujarat.It has the largest base (Uagati) of the temples in Gujarat, measuring 45.72 x 30.48 m. Facing East, it had a beautiful entrance arch or Kirti Toran, that is now lost. The sanctum sanctorum (garbhagriha), covered pradakshina path, large gathering hall and its three shringar chokis are eye catching. On the surrounding walking path we find three directions with balconies. The mandapa has eight-sided pillars for support. In the small niches we find sculptures. The entrances are two storied. At the back wall of the temple we find two huge elephants fighting with their trunks. In Bhadra gavaksha there is the image of Brahma-Savitri, in the west is the Shiva-Parvati, to the north is Lakshmi Narayan.

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This Hindu temple has a beautiful entrance arch which faces east. The sanctum sanctorum , covered pradakshina path and large assembly hall with its three shringar chokis are eye catching.On the surrounding walking path, there are balconies in three directions. The mandapa has eight sided pillars for support. In the small niches we find sculptures. The entrances of this Indian temple are two storied. On the back wall of the temple we find sculptures of two huge elephants fighting with their trunks. In Bhadra Gavaksha there is the image of Brahma-Savitri, in the west there is Shiva-Parvati, to the north is Lakshmi Narayan. The Navlakha temple was built at a cost of nine lakhs. Hence the name Navlakha. It rivals the Somnath Temple and the Modhera Sun Temple in its architecture and interiors.This Hindu temple is built according to the Solanki style of architecture and Maru-Gurjara style of architecture which have the three entwining tusks of elephants as its trademark and is considered to be the high noon of the Solanki style of architecture. There is a temple dedicated to Ganesha outside the main temple,which is popularly known as Ghumali Ganesha Temple.

Best time to Visit

Timings. 5.00 A.M – 9.00 P.M.

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Distance of nearest cities

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    Ahmedabad
    313km
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    453km
  • Jamnagar
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    Bhavnagar
    266km
  • Jamnagar
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    Bhuj
    261km
  • Jamnagar
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    Dahod
    484km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Dwarka
    144km
  • Jamnagar
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    Gandhinagar
    337km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Himmatnagar
    392km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Junagadh
    131km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Mahesana
    387km
  • Jamnagar
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    Morabi
    101km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Palanpur
    459km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Porbandar
    275km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Saputara
    691km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Somnath
    269km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Surat
    549km
  • Jamnagar
    to
    Valsad
    616km

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Nearest bus stand is Porbandar and thier inquiry no. is, 02862240959

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

Nearest Airport is Jamnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02882712187

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