Pradakshina performed around Girnar with Girnar as the center is Lily Parikrama. It is believed that the circumambulation of 33 crore deities residing in the fort of Garhwa Girnar is fruitful.
Thus Junagadh sees an abundance of human mehramans twice a year, one during the Mahashivratri fair and the other during the lili splendor of Girnar. Human beings come out like ants from almost all the cities and villages of Gujarat. Diwali and post-Diwali atmosphere in Junagadh is somewhat different. The foothills of Bhavnath are full of devotees.
According to the Indian Hindu calendar, the parikrama route is open from Kartik Sood Agiaras to Poonam. In which the circular road will be open from November 19 to November 23 this year. From the religious point of view, the parikrama is also important from the social point of view. Because here people of different castes, different religions and different customs complete this parikrama with faith without any differences.
Apart from Gujarat, people from different provinces like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra etc come eagerly to know the culture of Girnar and the penance of the monks. Every year around 8 lakh pilgrims attend the Girnar lili parikrama Tour.
lili parikrama circle route:
The lili journey starts from the temple of Dudheshwar Mahadev at the foothills of Bhavnath. The total length of the parikrama route is 36 km. Which passes through the dense forests of Girnar. In which there are teak, bamboo forests, flowing waterfalls. Which makes one feel the beauty of nature. This 36 km long parikrama includes many temples like Jhinbawani Madhi, Malvela, Surajkund, Sarkhadia Hanuman, Bordevi and finally Bhavnath.
Distance between different camps:
Bhavnath to Jhinabwani Marhi: 12 kms
Jhinabwani Marhi to Malwale: 8 kms
Malvelela to Bordevi Temple: 8 km
Bordevi to Bhavnath foothills: 8 km Lily Parikrama Junagadi
About Leeli Parikrama Mare:
Three horses come in this path of circumambulation. Ghodi means the hump-like structure of a bull passing through the mountains. In which the first ascent and then the descent of the same climb.
Intawa Ghodi: Which is relatively easy and is situated between Bhavnath foothills and Jhinabwani hill.
The stalled mare: which is slightly rougher and stonier than the first mare.
Tap-water mare: This mare is the fiercest and tallest. His climb is pretty straight forward. This horse is situated between Malvela and Bordevi temple.
About Parikrama Food Farm and Health Center:
During the Lili Parikrama, many people or trusts set up food stalls on this difficult path of Parikrama to perform their selfless service. The pilgrims coming there are served Bhav food and are seated with full urgency. In Girnar forests there are not one but many such food areas which are found serving food. Bhajan troupes serve santvani and bhajan rasa during the night at various places on the route of the parikrama. In addition, temporary health centers have been set up in the parikrama camps for the health care of the pilgrims.
To reach Parikrama:
For the people living in the adjoining districts of Junagadh, Gujarat ST. Additional buses are allotted by the corporation on different routes. Apart from this, Junagadh can also be reached by many private vehicles. While many pilgrims can reach Junagadh by train.