Hello Everyone, If you are planning for a trip to West India after this pandemic then you are in a perfect place. As today I am going to discuss about 5 most Famous Temples in West India that you must visit once in your lifetime. Also in this blog I will be sharing some Top Exciting facts about all the temples along with that you will get a detailed Tour Guide.
Now you must be feeling excited isn’t it?
Why to visit Temples?
Before going ahead let us know first why to visit Temples?
So Temple is a place where you find a complete soothing environment, everywhere you will just find calm and purity. In your hectic schedule, just take out 30 minutes and visit to any nearby temple. When you will enter inside a temple you will automatically start to feel very positive. Just pray for around 15 minutes in silence, keeping your eyes closed and when you open your eyes you feel much relaxed. Its my very personal experience which I have shared with you all.
So now lets discuss one by one.
1. Somnath Temple-Remarkable Temple of West India
Somnath Temple is located in Veraval in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. It is one among the top 5 famous temples in West India. The temple has fine architecture and have 12 Jyotirlingas Shrines of Lord Shiva.
It is also a beautiful tourist place.
Philosopher’s stone was hidden in the temple. And that stones has got some special ability to produce gold. It also have some radioactive property which helps it to float above the ground.
It is also believed that Lord Krishna ended up his Leela in this temple and then left for heaven.
Visiting and Arti Timings
- Darshan or Visiting- 6 am to 9 pm
- Morning Arti- 7 am
- Afternoon Arti- 12 pm
- Evening Arti- 7 pm
How to reach
The most nearest railway station to temple is Veraval Railway Station. It is around 5 kms away from the temple. This station is well connected to all major cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad etc. After reaching you can take a Cab or a Taxi.
The closest airport which is around 63 kms away from Temple that none other than Diu Airport. After that you can hire a Taxi or Cabs. You will also find the facility of some luxurious buses.
2. Sai Baba Temple-An Outstanding Temple
Sai Baba was an Indian Saint who dedicated his entire life for the sake of all the needy people. He never differentiated any religion, as for him God is One. All his devotees followed his principles and waked on the way that he has shown.
The Temple is located in Shirdi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is spread over an area of around 200 sq. meters. Around 15,000 plus devotees addresses the temple for darshan.
But the number of devotees increases to around 60,000 specially on weekends or in a special occasion.
Do you know?
There is a fumigation of woods which is burning till date after Sai Baba Samadhi. Amazing isn’t it?
Baba during his time used to distribute these ashes among the people to remove all kinds of sufferings.
The temple collects approximately 3.88 crores of donation specially on Ramnavmi. Also you will get an excellent arrangement for prayer and also for food which makes it unique from all others.
Visiting and Arti Timings
- Visiting Hours- 6 AM to 9 PM (Daily)
- Early Morning Arti- 4:30 Am
- Afternoon Arti- 12:00 Pm
- Evening Arti- 7 Pm
- Last Arti- 10:30 Pm
Complete Tour guide
Shirdi has got its own railway station named as Sainagar Railway Station. It is well linked to all the major cities of India like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore etc. The distance to temple is around 10 kms. You can easily get Cab and Taxi facility from station.
If you are planning to go by Flight then there are 2 nearest airports to Shirdi.
1. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
It is one of the busiest airport in Mumbai and has all regular flights which are being operated from all the major cities like Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi etc. From Airport it takes 5 hours to reach Shirdi and you will easily get Cab and Taxi facility.
2. Lohegaon Airport, Pune
The above airport is in Pune and from airport it takes around 4 hours to reach Shirdi. You will get regular flights to Pune from all the major cities of India. You will easily get Taxis and Local buses to reach the temple.
You can easily find the local bus transport facility from places Like Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Aurangabad to Shirdi.
3. Dwarkadhish-An Outstanding Temple in Gujarat
The temple is located in Dwarka City of Gujarat. It is also called as Jagat Mandir. It is one of the most famous and an outstanding temple in west India.
Lord Krishna is being worshipped here and he is known to be as a King of Dwarka. On the eve of Janmastami (the day on which the birthday of Lord Krishna is being celebrated) around thousand of Devotees addresses the temple to offer prayer and for other rituals.
There is no specific time to visit this temple but if you want to witness all the rituals and celebrations then the best time to visit is on Janmastami which falls on August. So, mark the month.
Archaeologist discovered the original city Dwarka underneath the sea. Legends says that after the death of Lord Krishna, there was a flood in which the entire city got submerged under the sea.
Let me tell you another interesting fact and I am sure you will really like it.
There are 2 Gates in temple, one is Swarg Dwar means the gate to Heaven and another one is Moksha Dwar means the gate to Liberation. While entering the temple you have to take 56 stairs to enter the Gate of Heaven and can exit through the Gate of Liberation.
Hope you felt amazed after knowing this fact isn’t right?
So if you are really liking it, then I believe you will definitely go through the below details too.
- Visiting Hours- 7 Am to 9 Pm
- Morning Arti- 6:30 Am
- Shringar Arti- 10:30 Am
- Evening Arti- 7:30 Pm
- Last Arti- 8:30 Pm
How to go
The nearest railway station is Dwarka Railway Station which is around 3 kms from the Dwarkadhish. You can easily avail Auto, Taxi and Cab to reach to the temple.
Jamnagar domestic airport is the nearest airport which is approximately 131 kms from the temple.
4. Siddhi Vinayak- Well Known temple in Maharashtra
Shree Siddhi Vinayak Mandir is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh.
Around 25,000 devotees visit the temple to offer their prayers. Tuesday is marked to be as an important day for Puja and darshan.
If you visit on Ganesh Chaturthi then you will witness a lot many rituals and special Arti.
Lesser Known Facts
Lets discuss the amazing facts and hope you are excited to know isn’t it?
The Inner roof of the temple is build with Gold.
And do you know?
The temple was built for a special purpose of blessing a woman with a child. And if you whisper in mouse ear the prayer will be granted.
- Entry Timing- 5:30 Am to 9:50 Pm(Except Tuesday)
- Morning Arti- 5:30 Am
- Evening Arti- 7:30 Pm
- Night Arti- 9:50 Pm
Timings on Tuesday
- Visiting Hours- 3:15 Am
- Morning Arti- 5 Am
- Last Arti- 9:30 Pm
How to reach
Make sure you reach Mumbai Central station(MMCT) from your preferred location and after that you will get the facility of Line Buses or else you can hire a private Taxi.
Take flights to reach Mumbai Airport and then hire a Cab which takes only 10 mins to reach temple.
5. Kailash Temple- An Honorable Temple
Kailash Temple is located in Ellora in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is one of the rock cut cave temple in India. It has 34 cave temples and monasteries which all together makes a benevolent Ellora Caves.
Do you know?
When the temple was discovered, it was covered with white plaster and looked like Kailash mountain.
So, this is the only reason why this named as Kailash Temple. Very Interesting right?
- Visiting Hours- 8 Am-6 Pm
- No Photography is Allowed
How to go
Nearest Station to Kailash Temple, Ellora is Aurangabad which is 30 kms from the temple. Trains are available from major cities of India like Mumbai, Pune, Nasik etc.
Aurangabad Airport is the nearest airport which is only 15 kms away from the temple. Airport is well connected to all the major cities of India.
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