Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sihor, the Chotte Kashi

Sihor is a small town just 20 km from Bhavnagar in the state of Gujarat. This town in ancient time during Mahabharata period is known by the name Saraswatpur. It is often regarded as 'Chotte Kashi' also.



This walled city and fort is known for hills and Shiva Temples. We passed through this town in the late evening when traveling from Diu to Bhavnagar. We did not have much time to visit all the places, but did visit Brahma Kund.



This place is also considered to be a prominent Buddhist circuit during 5th and 8th Century B.C. Geologists are of opinion that rocks and the pattern of the hills are unique. It is believed that age of this region could be older than that of Himalayas mountain range. 

31 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Place of such historical significance in such state of poor maintenance. Brahma Kund looks divine.

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Interesting info, never heard about this place and the patterns surrounding the brahma kund looks amazing

Cloudia said...

Fabulous!

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LV said...

Your post are like taking history all over again.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

informative post...

Bibi said...

Very beautiful. I like especially the step well. I have seen the one on the way to Agra; Chand Baori. Beautiful, and so deep.

Jeevan said...

Interesting to note its exists! believed to be old than Himalayas

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

the second picture has a very different construction :)

ladyfi said...

It looks amazing!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That does seem like a most unique pattern --- ancient beauty!

Jim said...

Great.

Felicia said...

lovely stonework around the pool.

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful pictures, really nice strength !!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful place!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

creative architecture and the reflective water shot is lovely...

tirtha22 said...

Really wonderful piece of historical treasure. Did you visit Gautameshwar lake?

'Tsuki said...

This water reserve is so impressive... Thanks for sharing the pictures and the explanations.

Margaret Adamson said...

Interesting buildings and fantastic shots. Have a wonderful weekend.

Christian WeiƟ said...

A stunning architecture.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your first photo looks like many ancient Native American city ruins in the United States.

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s.c said...

Like the well architecture so a lot of people could access the water on the same time. Nice.

Chaitali Patel said...

Beautiful… the step wells of Gujarat are so fascinating!

Sri Kri said...

Informative Post.Thanks for sharing.:)

Cheers,
Sriram & Krithiga

Shoma Abhyankar said...

i wish there was so much time on hand that I could visit all such places...lovely

Yogi Saraswat said...

lovely stonework around the pool.There is another Sihor in MP and Its a district Sir.

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Brahmakund looks so well designed. Nice capture.

Archana Kapoor said...

lovely :-)

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful :)

Paresh Kale said...

Intriguing

D.Nambiar said...

You seem to have found many architectural gems!]
Thank you for the pictures and lines about them.

Rakesh Pandey said...

Sounds such a lovely place! Nice pix and beautiful description.