Friday, February 17, 2012



A major attraction for environmentalists and nature-lovers, Jasore has been declared a Bear Sanctuary. The ancient temple of Kedarnath Mahadev is situated in this area, which falls within the Aravalli mountain range. It is 35 km from Palanpur and 8 km from Iqbalgadh Highway Road.

The Jasore peak stands at a height of 1067 metres. It is the highest peak in Gujarat after Girnar. It is also known as Saatpado. The temple, situated at 1500 feet is said to belong to the period of the Mahabharata. According to a report by Dr. B.M.Vishwanath, this temple is five to seven thousand years old.

This beautiful natural site is developing into a popular tourist spot.

On the border of Amirgadh, lie the ruins of the ancient and one time flourishing city of Chandravati. A Chhatri of two famous lovers, Sadevant-Savaligana can be found at a nearby village Sarotra, where there is also a famous Jain temple known as 'Bavan Dhaja'.

There is a 'Muniji ni kutir' and Shiv Temple at 2000 feet on Jasore. There is a temple of Vishweshwar Mahadev on the banks of the Banas river near Balundra, on the way to Jasore. A fair is held at this site every year at the occasion of Shivratri.

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