Places Around Bharuch

Places Around Bharuch

Shuklatirth.It is situated at a distance of about 12 km east of Bharuch is a host of many old temples. The most famous of them is Shukleshwar Mahadev Temple. Legend says that Shiva was pleased with the devout Chanakya and guided him to salvation. He instructed Chanakya to start his journey in a black boat at the mouth of the Narmada dress in black and accompanied by a black cow. The place were black would transform into white would mark the location of his liberation. The transformation occurred in Shuklatirth. Shiva stayed with Chanakya at this site in the form of a linga. It is believed that this temple houses that same linga, and that by praying here all sins are purged and desires fulfilled. The Omkarnath Vishnu Mandir has a tall white idol of Vishnu said to have emerged from the Narmada. This idol is made up of sand (it is a self manifested idol), but it appears as if it is made from marble.

Kabirvad.It is the island of Banyan trees. Kabirvad is an island on the river Narmada at a distance of about 16 km east of Bharuch city. The main attraction here is a gigantic banyan tree covering an area of more than 2.5 acres. According to legend, it is at this place that saint Kabirdas meditated and the tree grew from a meswak stick (used for brushing the teeth) that was thrown here by the saint. A single tree has over years polifrated into a tree with several trunks and spread in over 2.5 acres of land. Other added attractions here are the lotus shaped marble temple, Kabir museum and boat ride on Narmada river.

Kukarwada.It is situated at a distance of 5 km west of Bharuch hosts Panchmukhi Hanuman temple.

Osara.It is located about 17 km north-east Bharuch has a temple of Kali. This temple opens only on Tuesdays attracting huge number of devotees.

Gumandev.Gumandev (near Jhagadia) at a distance of about 20 km soutn of Bharuch, is a temple of Lord Hanumanji. It is said that temple is very old. Large number of people from different parts of the world visit this temple is the testimony of people faith in the divine power of this grand old deity. A fair is organised at this place on every Saturday in the month of Shravan. At this time, deevotees from Bharuch, Ankleshwar and other places go to this place walking.

Hathila Hanuman.It is situated at a distance of about 30 km north of Bharuch towards Amod, is another place of Hanuman temple.

Nareshwar.It is situated at a distance of 25 km north-east of Bharuch is the place of hermitage of Rang Avadhoot Maharaj.

Ankleshwar.It is situated at a distance of 12 km south of Bharuch is also an ancient city. Imoprtant places here include Antarnath Mahadev and Ram Kund. Today Ankleshwar is a highly industralised city and it has the honour of being the biggest Industrial Complex in whole of Asia.

Kadia Dungar.It is situated at a distance of 40 km south of Bharuch is a Buddhist cave, believed to have been occupied by Pandavas.

Other important places on the banks of Narmada include Angareshwar, Mangleshwar, Nikora, zanor, Sajod (hermitage of sage Chyavana), Hansot, zageshwar, Dahej, and many more.

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