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About Bhalka Tirtha, Somnath

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.

Bhalka Tirtha Information

  • Follow Hindu Temple customs such as removing of footwear outside the temple and wearing modest clothing.

How To Get To Bhalka Tirtha by Public Transport

  • Somnath Trust operated tour Bus.
  • By renting a car or taxi.

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Address: Bhalka, Somnath, Gujarat 362265

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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  • The Newly built temple is a landmark of great Architecture. This place is peaceful and has a great deal of religious importance. The place where Lord Shri Krishna was shot with an arrow is now 'GarbhGruh'(The centre point of temple where Idol is situated).

  • Dehotsarg+Bhalkatirth are very important for Vaishnavas.Its here that Lord Krsna was killed by an arrow by Jara,a hunter.He was cremated here at Triveni Sangam.A blissful place.There is a ashram of Sri Vallabhacharya.Nearby is Baldev Gufa,from where Balaram,Lord Krsna's elder brother disappeared to the nether world,as he is considered an incarnation of Shesnaga.

  • Jara hunter arrow shree krishna pooth and his return to vekuntdham. Also near by places.

  • A good worship place of Lord Krishna and nice for small children to play and have fun.

  • A hindu temple. Load Krishna mondir. Place for gate positive energy

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