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Pilgrimages of Gujarat

  1. Dwarka (Mukti Puri, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Thiru Dwaraka Divya Desam, Kingdom of Sri Krishna and All-India Char Dham)
  2. Somnath Jyotirlinga (Jyotirlinga)
  3. Prabhasa Kshetra (Where Sri Krishna gave up His body and Prabhasa Shakti Peetha)


Mukti Puri:

Dwarka:

Sri Krishna - Mukti Puri: Dwarka is one of the 7 Mukti Puris.
(Sapta Mukti Puris are: Mathura, Ayodhya, Mayapuri, Kashi, Kanchi, Avantika, Dwarka)

- Kingdom of Sri Krishna: Dwarka was the Kingdom of Sri Krishna.

- Divya Desam: Dwarka is one of the 108 Divya Desams known as Thiru Dwaraka.
(Refer to the list of Divya Desams)

- Jyotirlinga: Dwarka has one of the 12 Jyotirlingas known as Nageshwar Jyotirlinga (Note: There are other places also identifying with the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga).
(The Jyotirlingas are: Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Vaidyanath, Bhimashankar, Rameshwaram, Nageshwar, Vishwanath, Tryambakeshwar, Kedarnath and Grishneshwar - Refer to the Jyotirlinga sloka)

- All India Char Dham: Dwarka is one of the 4 All India Char Dhams.
(All India Char Dhams are: Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri, Rameshwaram)

- Dwarka is located in the Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat.



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Jyotirlingas:

1. Somnath Jyotirlinga:

Sri Somnath Jyotirlinga, Prabhasa Kshetra, near Veraval, Saurashtra, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat Sri Somnath Jyotirlinga, Prabhasa Kshetra, near Veraval, Saurashtra, Gir Somnath, Gujarat Puranic Event:
The Somnath Jyotirlinga is situated in Prabhasa Kshetra. Chandra Deva (Moon God) worshipped Lord Shiva here to get rid of his disease of consumption due to a curse of Daksha Prajapati. Lord Shiva appeared before him, relieved him from the curse by granting him the boon that the digit of the moon will increase and decrease on alternate fortnights.
(from Shiva Purana, Koti-Rudra Samhita - Ch 14)


Pilgrimage:
The Somnath Jyotirlinga is identified with the Somanth temple in Prabhasa Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra. It is in the Gir Somnath district of Gujarat.

For more details refer to Somnath Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana.




2. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga:

Sri Nageshwara Jyotirlinga, Dwarka district, Gujrat & Hingoli district, Maharashtra & Almora district, Uttarakhand Sri Nageshwara Jyotirlinga, Dwarka district, Gujrat Aundha Nagnath Jyotirlinga, Hingoli district, Maharashtra Jageshwar Mahadev Temple, Almora district, Uttarakhand Puranic Event:
The Nageshwara Jyotirlinga is situated in Darukavana. Lord Shiva saved his disciple Supriya (a vaishya) from demon Daruka in this place. Daruka was very proud of his strength and harassed people. He imprisoned Supriya and other merchants. Supriya, a great devotee of Shiva, along with other merchants worshipped Shiva in the prison devoutedly. When the demons tried to kill him, Lord Shiva appeared before Supriya and gave him the Pasupata Astra, with which Supriya killed all the demons.
(from Shiva Purana, Koti-Rudra Samhita - Ch 30)


Pilgrimage 1:
The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is identified with the Nageshwara temple on the coast of Saurashtra in the route between Dwarka city and island of Beyt Dwarka, in the Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat. It is believed that this is the Darukavana mentioned in the puranas.

Pilgrimage 2:
The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is also identified with the Aundha Nagnath temple located in the Hingoli district of Maharashtra.

Pilgrimage 3:
The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is further identified with The Jageshwar Mahadev temple (1870 m) in Almora district of Uttarakhand. This is located in a narrow and beautiful valley in the confluence of streams Nandini and Surabhi, which flow down the hills and meet here.

For more details refer to Nageshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana.



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Shakti Peetha:

Devi Chandrabhaga at Prabhasa Shakti Peetha:

Triveni Sangam, Prabhasa, Junagarh, Gujarat Puranic Event:
Devi's Udara (Stomach) fell at Prabhasa where She is known as Chandrabhaga and the Bhairava is called Vakratunda.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Prabhasa Shakti Peetha is identified with the confluence of rivers Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati at Prabhasa Triveni Sangam in the Junagadh district of Gujarat. This is close to the Somnath Jyotirlinga.


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Divya Desam:

Dwarka - A Divya Desam: Refer above.


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All India Char Dham:

Dwarka - An All India Char Dham: Refer above.


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Famous pilgrimages of Sri Krishna:

1. Dwarka - Kingdom of Sri Krishna: Refer above.



2. Prabhasa Kshetra - Where Sri Krishna gave up his body:

Prabhasa Kshetra:

Prabhasa Triveni Sangam - Where Sri Krishna gave up His body: Prabhasa Kshetra is the place where Sri Krishna gave up His body.

- Shakti Peetha: Prabhasa Kshetra has one of the 51 Shakti Peethas known as Prabhasa Shakti Peetha.
(Refer to the list of Shakti Peethas - Refer to Shakti Peetha Stotram)

- Prabhasa Kshetra is located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat.



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Pilgrimages by States:

North India: Jammu and Kashmir - Himachal Pradesh - Uttarakhand - Punjab - Haryana - Rajasthan - Uttar Pradesh

West India: Gujarat - Maharashtra

Central India: Madhya Pradesh

East India: Assam - Meghalaya - Tripura - Jharkhand - Odisha - West Bengal

South India: Karnataka - Andhra Pradesh - Kerala - Tamil Nadu



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Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
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