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Balka Theerth

This sacred teerth is located 5 km on Prabhas Veraval highway.

This place is called “Bana Teertha” in Sanskrit and colloquially called Bhalka Teerth.

This is the very place where Lord Krishna ended His incarnation.

It is mentioned in the Bhagavata purana that a hunter named Jara mistakenly throws an arrow at Krishna which hits His feet thinking it to be a deer . Lord Krishna then throws away the arrow and Ganga emerges out from the spot where the arrow hits the ground. Hence the name bana (arrow) teertha. There is a modern temple with a marble idol of Krishna marking the spot where He rested. The stump of the ancient tree is still preserved in the temple.

The holy pond is seen next to the main Krishna temple. There is also a small shiva temple in the vicinity.

There is a Lord Shiva shrine with his consort Parvathi within this temple .

Devotees sitting and doing bhajans in front of the Lord Krishna.Main entranceBalka theerth mandirMain entranceLord Krishna along with the hunter and the peepal tree

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

3 thoughts on “Balka Theerth

  1. Wow ! Awesome click . It’s pick look like a peaceful place which you see without any problems. Then the place when someone visit feel too much peace and enjoy beauty . It’s really great . Enjoy mam .

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