Saturday, October 29, 2016

Navagraha Teerth - Varur

Base Town: Varur
Where: 18 Kms from Hubli
How to reach: NH48 Kolhapur/Banglore Highway
Best time to visit: All the year round
Time visited: Nov 2016
Time to see around: 0.5 Hour
Stay:  Hubli
Food: Hubli/Gadag
Parking: Parking available inside premises

Tour Plan
Day 1: Pune-Kittur-Varur-Annigeri-Gadag 
Day 2: Gadag-Lakshmeshwara-Gadag-Sudi-Gadag
Day 3: Gadag-Dambal-Lakkundi-Itagi-Bijapur
Day 4: Bijaupur-Solapur

Day 1 - Pune to Gadag (524 Kms)
Pune-Kittur (381 Kms), Kittur-Varur (68 Kms), Varur-Annigeri-Gadag (72 Kms)


History as per Internet
The tallest monolithic idol of  Bhagavan Parshwanath in India - a 61 foot idol weighing185 tons of Bhagavan Parshwanath and eight other Tirthankaras are located at Varur. Bhagwan Parashwanath is believed to preside over Ketu, Bhagwan Padmaprabhu rules the Sun, Bhagwan Chandraprabhu over the Moon, Bhagwan Vasupujya over Mars, Bhagwan Mallinath over Mercury, Bhagwan Mahavira Swami over Jupiter, Bhagwan Pushpadanta over Venus, Bhagwan Munisruvata over Saturn and Bhagwan Neminath over Rahu.The monolithic statue of Bhagavan Parshwanath is larger than the statue of Gommateshwara or Lord Bahubali in Shravanabelagola. 





After visiting fort of Kittur, we had lunch at Kamat. Our next destination was Varur. We continued on NH48. After Hubli exit Varur is closeby on highway itself. The large stautues can be seen easily from a distance.





After darshan, we proceeded to Annigeri.


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