In India, Parikrama of pilgrimage place is very popular and known rituals. Devotee walk on feet in circular direction from left to rights side of pilgrimage place is known as Parikrama or Pradakshina. Parikrama is important at each sacred place but it is very well-known for Vraja Mandal, Ayodhya, Narmada, Govardhan, Girnar etc.

All the Sacred Places of Girnar Lili Parikrama Tirth Kshetra, Junagadh, Gujarat

Girnar is believed to be older than the Himalaya and most sacred hill for Hinduism and Jainism. Girnar Parikrama is around 36 Km long in dense forest of Girnar and starts on 11th day of Shukla paksha of holy month Kartik to Purnima every year. More than 10 Lakh devotees across the India takes part in this grand event of Lili Parikrama held at Girnar Junagadh. As this held after the monsoon, the whole Girnar area turn into massive greenery thus this Parikrma is known as Lili Parikrama.

History and Significance of Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Girnar Hill is one of most sacred and spiritual spot of India located near in Junagadh, Gujarat. It is believed that 33 crore god-goddess, 52 Veer, 64 Joganiyo, Navnath are stayed Girnar. Girnar is looks like Shivlinga of Lord Shiva. All the Sampraday of Hinduism and Jainism have various temples, Ashram , caves, Dharmashala, Bhojanalaya at Girnar Hill.

History and Importance of Girnar is mentioned in Holy Scripture of Hindu and Jain in details. This circumambulation of Girnar is observed from the ancient time and started from the Bhavnath Taleti. It was stopped during the Muslim Rulers and their attacks but started again in 1864.

Guidance, Important mile stones and Facilities during the Lili Parikrama

As devotee from all the caste reaches to Junagadh for Lili Parikrama in huge number, thus Junagadh Municipality, state government and all the temples and Ashram near Bhavnath Taleti arrange facilities like Accommodation, Annakshetra, Medical Service for devotee and tourist for 24 hrs during this five days.

Important mile stone for Lili Parikrama route are; Bhavnath to Zina Bava Madhi – 12 km, Zina Bava Madhi to Malvela – 8 km, Malvela to Bordevi Temple – 8 Km and Bordevi temple to Bhavnath Temple – 8 km. Devotee can avail facilities at various place as per their convenience during the Lili Parikrama.

Shree Indreshwar, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

It is believed that Indreswar Mahadev was established by God Indra dev in Virbhadra Hill. Thus this temple is known as Indreshwar Mahadev and it is full of devotee during Sravan Month. Also Lord Ganesha with right sided trunk attracts devotee.

Shree Aatmeshwar Mahadev, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Atmeshwar Mahadev is located in Joganiya Hill, surrounded by natural environment. This small temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva on Lili Parikram route.

Shree Intava, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Joganeshwar Mahadev temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at place known as Intava. Lots of relics and intt – brick were found by archeology department here thus it is famous as Intava.

Shree Jina Bava Madhi, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Jina Bava Madhi is one of the important and beautiful places on the Parikrama as it is first spot for devotee where they can have food and accommodation and take hold. It is near Hashna pur Dam and around 12 Km from Bhavnath. Zina Bava was the great devotee and sage of Lord Dattatreya.

Shree Suraj Kund, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Suraj Kund – pond is located after Jina Bava Madhi on the route of Lili Parikrama. This is sacred place for penance and there is one small Patnath Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Suraj Kund campus.

Shree Sarkadiya Hanuman, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Sarkadiya Hanuman temple is located in the Dense Forest of Gir, on the root of Girnar Parikrama and exact behind the Girnar Hill, Junagadh. This temple is quite famous in devotee as it is located in pure and natural environment along with springs. Every Saturday devotee of Hanumaji visit here and Sundar kand Path is arranged.

This is very ancient temple and from around 300 years, spontaneous Hanumaji is installed here. Also very old Shiva Temple and Kal Bhairav Temple is situated beside the Sarkhadiya Hanuman Temple. Thus this place is very famous in spiritual Practitioners.

Shree Malvela, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Malvela is second important place on the route of Lili Parikrama where devotee can take hold. It is also quite dangerous place due to tough way. It is believed that there were lots of Malvela –one type of climber observed thus this place is become famous as Malvela. It is around 7 KM from Zina Bava ni Jagya and lots of devotee prefer to stay here.

Shree Fatela Khodiyar, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Shree Fatela Khodiyar is the place where devotee worship hill with sindoor as it is believed that Ma Devi Khodiyar ma came out from hill to help Rajput Hamirji against the muslim ruler. Thus this hill and place became famous as Fatela Khodiyar.

Shree Bordevi, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Bordevi Temple is the last important place on the route of Lili Parikrama of Girnar. It is around 9 KM from Bhavnath temple. Bordevi Temple is surrounded by quite beautiful and natural environment in dense forest of Gir. There is one very old and big Boradi tree in temple complex thus this temple is named as Bordevi Temple. In the surrounding area, various fruit tree and Ayurvedic medicine tree along with ancient relics are found. There is a nice open ground in the back of the temple for little relaxation and this place gets more pleasant in monsoon season.

Shree Bhavnath Temple, Girnar Parikrama – Lili Parikrama, Junagadh

Bhavnath Temple is main attraction and most sacred place at Girnar Taleti – foot of Girnar from where devotee starts and completes the Lili Parikrama of Girnar Hill. As per the Prabhash Khand of Skand Purana, this spontaneous Bhavnath temple and Mrugi Kund is highly spiritual and historical place at Girnar Taleti. Maha Shivratri and Lili Parikrama are the two main festival observed here at Bhavnath temple. It is believed that, when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati travelled over the Girnar hill, their divin garment fell down over Mrugi Kund, from this time Mrugi kund is most sacred place for devotee of Lord Shiva.

Bhavnath Temple is world famous for its fair observed from ninth day of Maha month to Maha Shivratri and Lili Parikrama when millions of devotee, saints, Naga Bava, tourist across the world visit here and become witness of awesome environment of devotion towards the Lord Shiva. Mrugi Kund is most sacred spot for Shahi Snan – holy bath on Maha Shivratri night. Currently Bhavnath Temple is managed by the Pujya Shree Harigiriji Maharaj, Maha Mantri of 13 Akhada as well. He plays a vital role in development of Bhavnath Taleti area and every event.