Bhalka Tirtha, SomnathCurrently Closed
- Address: Bhalka, Somnath, Gujarat 362265, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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 reach Bhalka Tirtha by Public Transport
- Somnath Trust operated tour Bus.
- By renting a car or taxi.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bhalka Tirtha
95% of people who visit Somnath include Bhalka Tirtha in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
50.18% of people plan their visit to Bhalka Tirtha between 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Bhalka Tirtha
94.77% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bhalka Tirtha
Bhalka Tirtha, Somnath Reviews
Very nice place. Positive vibes through out. This is the place where Lord Krishna was resting. From Ban Ganga the arrow hit to Lord Krishna at Bhalka Tirtha. Carry you bottled water with you. Water is very saline.
Very religious and peaceful place. Clean and quiet. Hold a very important place in the spiritual history of India.
This is the place where Lord Shree Krishna got hit by an arrow released from 2km. away from here by a hunter named Zara. Lord Shree Krishna was sitting here under a tree. Temple of Lord Krishna has been made here. Construction is new and still going on. There is a Shivling adjourning the main temple and a small artificial pond too. There are some tortoises in the pond but water in the pond is not clean. Temple is beautiful.
It's a very auspicious feeling for Sri Krishna devotees because of the history and mythology attached to it. It's said that Lord krishna decided to leave his human form here at this spot.
If going Somnath go here too. A place where Lord Krishna had leaf his body. This does not take much time. Nice.