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Jam Nagar

300 kms west of Ahemedabad
34 c Summer / 24 c Winter
Latitude : 22.464260    Longitude : 70.069054

Language : Guajrati,Hindi
Jamnagar is a city and a municipal corporation in Jamnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city was built up substantially by Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji in the 1920s, when the district was known as Nawanagar. The district lies just to the south of the Gulf of Kutch. Jamnagar has shot to prominence as Reliance Industries, India's largest private company, established the world's largest refinery near Moti Khavdi village.[citation needed] It is also home to Essar Oil, another important oil refinery of India.
Bala Hanuman Temple
Bala Hanuman Temple - Hanuman Temple
Since August 1st 1964, there has been a continuous chanting of 'Shri Ram', 'Jai Ram', 'Jai Jai Ram', or 'ram Dhun' (in vocation) 24 hours a day, evryday, day after day. This devotion has earned the temple a place in the Guiness Book of Records
Bet Dwarka
Bet Dwarka
A ferry ride from Dwarka to the Island of Bet, near Okha, makes for a good picnic. About 30 km. from Dwarka is the famous pilgrim-centre of Vaishnavas. Here we have Rancchodrai Temple, Devki Temple and Temples of Chief Queens of Krishna, Mahaprabhuji Bethak, Bala Hanuman and Shankh Talav are other attractions. Situated about 35 kms. from Dwarka and 150 kms. from Jamnagar.
Dwarka - Lord Krishna's Temporal Kingdom
Dwarka (Jamnagar district) in ancient Anarta (Saurashtra) was the capital of Lord Krishna's terrestrial kingdom. He shifted to Kusasthali which was the old name of the region to escape the harassing raids of Kamsa's father-in-law Jarasandha on Mathura after Krishna had killed Kamsa. Kusasthali was Krishna's ancestral place on his mother's side. It was founded by Raivata, his Yadava ancestor after he had lost his kingdom to Punyajanas and migrated to Mathura for safety; then he came back to found Kusasthali. So Krishna's migration to the Dwarka was in the reverse order.
Lakhota Fort
Lakhota Fort - Collection of Sculptures
Lakhota Fort is Jamnagar's museum and its terraces display a fine collection of sculptures that span the period from the 9th to 18th century. The Kotha Bastion is Jamnagar's arsenal. One of the most interesting sights is the old well, from which water can be drawn by blowing into a hole on the floor.
Vardhman Shah's Temple
Vardhman Shah's Temple - Jain Temple
The foundation stone for this temple was laid in 1612 during the rule of His Highness Jam Jasaji - I and completed in the year 1620. Surrounding this temple 52 'Deri' (a very small temple) were built in 1622.
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