Guru Dattatreya Temple, Gujarat

Girnar is the present day abbreviated version of the original Girinagar which roughly translates to the city on a hill. Locally, it is extremely sacred and revered for religious reasons and in spiritual circles is known as Revatak Parvata or a group of mountains. The Girnar Mountains are located in the Junagadh district of the Indian state of Gujarat and is considered a pilgrimage destination that is revered highly by both Jains and Hindus. Tirtha is the Hindu terminology used to denote pilgrimage tours and Girnar is one of the 5 main pilgrimage destinations or tirthasthanas for those who aspire for monkhood under the Jain religious principles.

The Girnar hills is a famous pilgrimage spot of the temple of Guru Dattatreya who is considered to be the human manifestation of the Hindu trinity of Gods, Bramha Vishnu & Maheshwara. This temple is the landmark for the peak Guru Shikhar on the Girnar hill and is surrounded on all sides by thick vegetation and wildlife.

The Guru Dattatreya temple is located atop a hill which is an 10,000 step stair travel for the pilgrims from the Girnar hill below. The climb to the summit to visit Dattatreya temple is very challenging and quite steep and truly tests the sincerity and devotion of the aspiring pilgrim or believer. The Dattatreya temple is a sanctum of faith for many mendicants, hermits and people of religious belief and they can be seen flocking around its premises or conducting rituals. The shrine of Dattatreya is indeed very ancient and is a feeble reminder of the presence of this divine being in human form as it lies in utter neglect and tatters.


Guru Dattatreya temple open at 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM - All Days

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Holger Krauße
06 December 2021
Challenging climb but well worthwhile. Fabulous view.

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Vilas Barve
12 November 2021
पूर्णिमा के दिन गुरुदेव दत्त मंदिर 24 घंटे चालू राहता है ,?

Questions & Answers

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Narhari Patel
20 December 2021

How many step from ropwayend to dattatray temple?

Sandhya Bhave
26 November 2021

Ropway timing for udan khatola?

Sachin Karlekar
26 August 2021

How much time does it take to reach Shree Dattatreya Temple from Amba Mata Mandir
And come back at the ropeway station?

jitendra shinde
05 August 2021

Can I climb during night so that early morning I should reach gurudev temple ?

by Gaurii P
24 November 2021

Yes you may start after 10pm

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by Movies Cloud
09 August 2021

Yes, absolutely. Many peoples climb in night. But you must have flash light.

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M R Bedade
22 July 2021

If we go to Ambaji Temple by ropeway, then how much time will require to reach at Guru Dattatreya Temple and approx. how many steps are there from Ambaji Temple to Guru Dattatreya Temple ? Whether Doli are available from Ambaji Temple to Guru Dattatreya Temple ??

by Movies Cloud
09 August 2021

If you go to ambaji by rop way. Only 20-30 minutes you will reach to ambaji temple. Rop way up and down price is 700 rupees. And ambaji to guru datatreya is near about 4500-4800 steps. And approx time to climb is 4-4.5 hours. Ambaji to guru datatreya rop way is not available. If you like my info. Please like it.

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by 4B- Arnav Mantena
27 July 2021

we have to climb 5000 steps i climed and we came by the ropeway was closed but they gave us permission to go

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