route 7. ahmedabad to somkath
Tirthankar. Farther N. is the temple of Samprati Raja. This temple is probably one of the oldest on the hill, date 1158. Samprati is said to have ruled at Ujjain in the end of the 3d cent. B.c., and to have been the son of Kunala, Asoka's third son. S. of this, and 200 ft. above the Jain temples, is the Gaumukha Shrine, near a plentiful spring of water. From it the crest of the mountain (3330 ft.) is reached by a steep flight of stairs. Here is an ancient temple of Amba Mata, which
or attendant of the shrine is seen in front. To the rt. is a stone platform surrounding an unusually fine mango tree, with a tank just beyond, and the shrine of Datar, a building 30 ft. high with a fluted cone at top. Here it is necessary to take off one's shoes. The shrine and the whole place are very attractive.
There is a Leper Asylum near the Datar Temple for 100 lepers of both sexes, built at the expense of the Yazir Sahib Bahu-ud-din. H.R.H. Prince
Temple of Tejahpala and Vastupala, Girnar.
is much resorted to by newly-married couples of the Brahman caste. The bride and bridegroom have their clothes tied together, and attended by their male and female relations, adore the goddess and present cocoa-nuts and other offerings. This pilgrimage is supposed to procure for the couple a long continuance of wedded bliss. To the E., not far off, are the 3 rocky spires of the Gorakhnath, the Neminath or Guru-dattaraya, and the Kalika Peaks.
S.E. of the Verawal Gate of Junagadh is the Shrine of Jamal Shah or Datar. After passing under a low arch near the city, the house of the Mujawir
Albert Yictor laid the foundation-stone in 1890. Above it, 4 m. in S.E. direction, is the Datar peak (2779 ft.)
On the summit of the hill is a small shrine, and a very beautiful view. Tbe
hill is held sacred by Mohammedans and Hindus alike, and is supposed to have a beneficial effect on lepers, who repair to it in considerable numbers.
61 m. Verawal sta. * The railway terminus is on the W. side of the cityA close to the walls, and about A m. frADl the lighthouse at the landing-place' This is a very ancient sea-port, ent probably owes its existence to its more celebrated neighbour Patan Som^tn'61 m. Verawal sta. * The railway terminus is on the W. side of the cityA close to the walls, and about A m. frA Dl the lighthouse at the landing-place' This is a very ancient sea-port, ent probably owes its existence to its more celebrated neighbour Patan Som^tn'