Dedicated to Bhagwan Shiva on MahaShivratri day
Somnath Temple at night
Juna Somnath or old Somnath temple
Bhid Bhanjan or Bhidiya Ganpati and Shashi Bhushan Shiv temple
An old Shiva temple with Ganpati behind which is the sea and the spot from where an Adivasi shot a poisoned arrow at Lord Krishna after which he left this world.
At the back of the temple with the pilgrims and the priest
The orange flag on the land is the spot from where the Adivasi man shot the poisoned arrow called Baneshwar Mahadeva
Two Shivlingas submerged in the sea water- Kapileshwar and Chandreshwar Mahadeva
Shree Bhalka Teerth Mandir, the spot where Lord Krishna was pierced with the poisoned arrow and he breathed his last (Camera was not allowed inside the main temple)
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Light Pillars of Lord Shiva, 16 kms from Dwarka (Camera was strictly prohibited in Dwarka so have none to display)
Just as we entered the premises, it had gravity, it pulled us in. This Banyan Tree had uncountable birds, chirping, singing, shrieking because it had mammoth number of red fruit of the tree. Rested under it and saw this view on my right…..
View on my left
And on the tree were many, many chirping birds…..
There was a big pond behind the temple. Water birds were basking in the Sun. Out of many, this is the best I think.
On our way to Bet Dwarka, an island of Krishna’s kingdom and residence, to see Dwarkadhish temple.
Where the Mind is Without Fear and the head is held high,Where knowledge is free…….Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake; by RabindraNath Tagore ran into my ears again and again.
(An album has been uploaded on FaceBook also Somnath, Dwarka pilgrimage 17th to 22nd Feb’14.
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