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Gujarat is high on Holy Tourism due to its inception of all-embracing religious faith ranging from caste to caste. The major religions followed are Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Muslim Religion, Christianity, Parsi, Sindhi and other many more religions are followed with faith all across Gujarat.

Since ancient times, Gujarat is noted for its temples. The temple of Somnath dedicated to Shiva is the first among the 12 Jyotirlings in India.Somnath is an eternal shrine build way back during 10th century, believed to be built during Mahabharata times. Also known as Someshwar Mahadev, it is the seventh temple built to commemorate the glory of Lord Somnath known as Bhaireshvar in the Satva yug, shravanikeshwar in the Treta Yug and Shrigaleshwar in Dwapar Yug.

Hill-top shrines like Ambaji, Palitana, Girnar and Pavagadh are similarly prominent in legend and historical - should be are historical. Palitana is a hilltop place of pilgrimage for Jains. 863 temples of all sizes crowd the hill which has to be paced on foot. Stone and marble spires with their rich detail of carving make for Palitana’s architectural splendor.

Some of the religious places in Gujarat are:

Akshardham TempleGirnar Temple
Ambaji TemplePalitana Temple
Dakor TempleSomnath Temple
Dwarkadhish TempleSun Temple
Pavagadh Temple

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