Sihor, Gujarat

Sihor is a town and municipality in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district. This former capital of the Gohil Rajputs, located along the Gautami River and surrounded by hills, is about 20 kilometers from Bhavnagar.

Places to visit

  • Palitana Temples: The Palitana temples of Jainism are located on Mount Shatrunjaya, near the city of Palitana, in the district of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. The city of the same name, known formerly as Padliptapur, has been termed "City of Temples". The two locations, together with Sammet Shikhar, which was once in Bihar state and is now in Jharkhand, are regarded the holiest of all pilgrimage places by the Jain community. Because the temple city was designed to be a celestial habitation, no one, including the priests, is permitted to stay overnight. Every Jain thinks that visiting these set of temples once in a lifetime is required to reach nirvana, or salvation. Hundreds of Palitana temples can be found at the Jain sacred site of Shatrunjay. The hills are home to roughly 863 marble-carved temples. Except for Neminath (a liberated soul that has destroyed all of its karma), it is said that the hill temples were sanctified by the visits of 23 Tirthankaras (human beings who aid in the attainment of liberation and enlightenment). The main temple is devoted to Rishabha, the first Tirthankara; it is the holiest site for the Svetambara Murtipujaka Jain sect, who worship representations of gods. There is only one temple dedicated to the Digambara sect of Jainism here.
  • Distance: Palitana Temples is 36 kilometres away from Sihor

  • Angar Pir: Angar Pir came to their aid, believing in the fundamental sacredness of the temples despite the fact that they were of a different faith than his own. He hurled holy fire on the invading army, saving the temples from destruction, thanks to the force of his prayers and devotion. We should remember those, like Angar Pir, who believe in the sanctity of other people's holy sites rather than those who demolish them in order to elevate their own. Angar Pir's dargah is approached before the first large temple complex; as the trail forks, many people choose the shorter route on the left, bypassing the dargah, therefore be sure to follow the path on the right, which will lead you to the dargah, a modest shrine with a green flag.
  • Distance: Angar Pir is 34 kilometres away from Sihor

  • Khodiyar Temple: Khodiyar Temple, named after the main god and revered by the royal family and the locals, was completed in 1911. The temple, which is visited by hundreds of pilgrims, is located on the banks of Khodiyar Lake, which attracts tourists from all over the world. Followers of the goddess frequently trek enormous distances to honor her.
  • Distance: Khodiyar Temple is 7.4 kilometres away from Sihor

How to Reach

  • By Air - Regular flights connect Sihor to the rest of the country's major cities. The nearest airport is in Bhopal, which is 28 kilometers away.
  • By Train - There are no frequent trains to Sihor from other major cities in the country. The nearest railway station is 35 kilometers away in Bhopal.

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