Bhalka TirthaCurrently Closed
- Address: Bhalka, Somnath, Gujarat 362265, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
The Bhalka Tirth is probably the most pious place in Somnath basically because of the stories associated with it. According to legend, thousands of years ago Lord Krishna was resting on a deerskin in the jungle at the particular spot when a tribal hunter named Jara mistook his foot to be of a deer and shot an arrow at it. Knowing that his time had come, Lord Krishna graciously pardoned the hunter and started walking to the confluence of the 3 rivers. Currently a small temple stands at the spot to mark its importance and is dedicated towards Lord Krishna’s incredible feats and teachings. A blue colored idol of Lord Krishna in a meditating posture is inside the temple for devotees to pray to.
- Follow Hindu Temple customs such as removing of footwear outside the temple and wearing modest clothing.
- Somnath Trust operated tour Bus.
- By renting a car or taxi.
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95% of people who visit Somnath include Bhalka Tirtha in their plan
36.21% of people start their Bhalka Tirtha visit around 06 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Bhalka Tirtha
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bhalka Tirtha
This place has a historical significance. Here Lord Krishna went abode during Dwaparyug when he got hit from an arrow of a hunter (who was Bali in his previous birth). There's also a Shiva temple near this place. Do visit both of them. Highly recommended place. I have posted few pictures hope you find them helpful.
Nice place to visit and worship lord vishnu
Nice place it is place where lord Krishna had taken his last breath
This is the place where lord krishna was hit by a bow and his soul left the earth. The tree under which his soul departed is preserved and worshipped here. The place was not clean.
Historical and spiritual place in Somnath