Gir Mountain


The Jain faith does not believe in a creator god like Hinduism or the Abrahamic faiths. In a way similar to Buddhists, the Jains venerate perfect ascetics who have been provided with valid authority on account of their career and abilities.

Where is GIR mountain located?

Junagadh District of Gujarat
Girnar, also known as Girinagar or Revatak Parvata, is a group of mountains in the Junagadh District of Gujarat, India, situated near Junagadh.

Which is the highest peak of Gir range?

Girnar Mount
Girnar Mount
Mount Girnar from Bhavnath
Highest point
Elevation 1,069 m (3,507 ft)
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Which temple has 9999 steps?

Standing tall at 3672 feet, Girnar is an ancient hill in Junagadh, covered with 866 Hindu and Jain temples that are spread over its summit. One has to climb 9999 steps to reach the final summit. It is said that Girnar Hill holds a special place for Hindu devotees.

Which God is in Girnar?

Lord Dattatreya
Girnar Parvat in Junagadh district is popular both as a pilgrimage site as well as a retreat for trekkers. At the peak of Mount Girnar, there is the Dattatreya Temple, which is home to the footprints of Lord Dattatreya. An idol of Lord Dattatreya sits inside the temple.

What Gir is famous for?

Asiatic lion
The Gir Forests- the largest compact tract of dry deciduous forests in the semi-arid western part of India is the last abode of the big and regal predator, Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica), an endangered animal species.

Which is best time for Gir?

October Month to May Month is the Best Time to Visit Gir Sanctuary. This is the time when the sanctuary remains open for the tourists. Gir Forest remains close for the tourists during the monsoon months of July to September.

Why is Gir closed?

The Gir National Park remains closed between sixteenth of June and fifteenth of October every year. The monsoon sets in during this time, and it also happens to be the breeding period of the animals.

Is lion found in Gir?

There are approximately 600 Asiatic lions left in the Gir Forest of Western India, their last remaining natural habitat.

Are tigers found in Gir?

Gir National Park & wildlife sanctuary is the only place in India where Asiatic Lions are found. Present in population more than 600, the park has, however, not been an ideal place for tigers. The last tiger was spotted in the state some 25 years ago. The tiger eventually died in an accident.


The Stambheshwar temple
The Stambheshwar temple is located a few meters away from the Gujarat shore. During high tide, the temple submerges underwater and reappears during low tide. As the sea level rises and falls twice in a day, the temple vanishes under the water.


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