Pilgrimage to Holy Mountain of ‘Girnar’ in month of Kartik
In Gujarat , Parikrama in Junagadh district starts from Hindu calender day of Kartik month on Sud Agiyaras. The Green Parikrama is joined by many saints, sects and followers. Every year lakhs of devotees and pilgrims participate in this 36 Km stretch of Leeli . At Damodar Kund pious tank where devotees take holy dip to purify their soul and mind. The sacred lakes as per Hindu mythology, is located at the foothills of Girnar hills, near Junagadh.
There is big kitchen catering with Maha Prasad of Khichadi -Kadhi and Rotla to the thousands of pilgrims attending Girnar Parikrama coming far away places and from all around Gujarat.
Pilgrims to Girnar Parikrama belongs to all age group starting from young to old. They join Parikarma great festivity and devotion and dedicate religiously themselves at the feet of Lord Bhavnath Mahadev for 7 days. There is an ancient Lord Bhavnath temple in Junagadh.
Mount Girnar Parikrama, also known as Lili Parikrama, a trip to Girnar is held on Kartak Sud Agiyaras, every year at Bhavnath, Junagadh. The Girnar Parikrama travels around mount Girnar. The trip is 36 kilometres long. The parikrama starts from Girnar Parikrama Gateway, Rupayatan, and ends at Girnar Taleti, Bhavnath.
Lili Parikrama or Girnar Parikrama is a 7 day long festival held at Mount Girnar in the Junagadh district of Gujarat, India. The pilgrimage involves a climb of 4,000 steps to reach the top to the sacred Mount Girnar venerated by both Hindus and Jains. The Jains call it Mount Neminath.
8 teams of security forces have been deployed at Junagadh to keep watch on attack by wild animals. The yatra will start from 31st October and last till 4th November.