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Bhalka Tirth, Somnath

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Religious Site
Pay tribute to the spot where Lord Krishna left Earth for his heavenly abode at Bhalka Tirth, a shrine and a renowned religious site near Somnath. The shrine features a sacred fig tree planted on the spot, and a human-size statue of the reclining Krishna on a pedestal carved out of blue marble and adorned with a flower bracelet. Enjoy the tranquility of the area around the temple, with ancient plants, tulsi trees planted in memory of Krishna, and a pond. The temple forms part of a larger Somnath temple complex some 4 km (2.5 mi) away. Plan your visit to Bhalka Tirth and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Somnath tourist route planner.
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  • God krishna was here for rest and some one hit him by arrow. The tree is still available under which this incident happened. We took a auto for local sight seen which charged 300 for half day tour of ...  more »
  • could not see much of the temple as its being renovated. , a lot of rush but the history was worth understanding from the local guide.  more »
  • This temple is the only temple which is little far approx 4km from the main Somnath Temple unlike all other attractions of Somnath but is a must visit. Though the place is under renovation right now b...  more »
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  • is the famous Lord Krishna temple, Bhalka Tirtha, on the site where Krishna is said to have been mistakenly shot in the foot. Nearby is Dehotsarg, where he succumbed to his mortal wound. The temple at Bhalka Tirth is known as Mahaprabhuji's Bethak, and a tulsi tree has been planted in Lord Krishna's memory. At the Dehotsarg Tirth, in the 9th century AD Shri Vallabhacharya gave discourses on Shrimad Bhagvat Gita for seven days, as well as the revered Gita Mandir, which has eighteen marble pillars with a chapter from the Bhagvat Gita inscribed on each one. The temple also contains a beautiful tribhangi idol of Lord Krishna playing his flute.
  • Jai shri Krishna bhagwan ki Jai
  • It is the place where Lord Krishna was hit by an arrow shot by a hunter named Jara, after which he is said to have left the earth for the heavenly abode, an act referred to in the puranas as Shri Krishn Neejdham Prasthan Leela.
  • Lord Krishna was hit by a arrow here for which he left his soul. The arrow was hit by a tribal man named "Jara" from a place where now, the sea bank lies & that place is called "Banganga".
  • Beautiful place where loard Krishna died and government make this place to be more beautiful