December 29, 2008
June 3, 2008
Hanif Mohammad was a versatile cricketer born in Junagadh on December 21, 1934. He played for Pakistan cricket team and is known for his long haul of 337 against West Indies in Bridgetown in 1957-58. He is also credited for making cricket a house hold phenomena from an educated elitist game. He is also considered as the founder of reverse sweep, which many other perfected with time. He also won the cricketer of the year in 1968.
June 2, 2008
Upperkot Fort was built in 319BC by Chandragupta Maurya. The fort is classic example of Hindu style of architecture. A visit to Upperkot Fort is an important itinerary during the tour of Junagadh.
May 12, 2008
Ashoka rock edict is one of major rock edicts, which was constructed by Ashoka and they are great source of information about Mauryan Dynasty and history of Gujrat. It is located on the way from Junagadh to Girnar. Fourteen rock edicts of the Emperor Ashoka are inscribed on a great boulder. The inscription carry Brahmi script in Pali language and dates back to 263 BC. Rudrakama and Skandagupta added sanskrit inscriptions in around 150 AD and 450 AD respctively.
These inscriptions preach principles of matery of the senses, purity of thought, gratitude, devotion, self-control, secular thinking, kindness and oppose animal sacrifice and greed. The Edicts depicts the tale of Ashoka’s repentance for death and destruction during the wars waged by him.
May 11, 2008
Charlie Burt has covered four good entries on Junagadh on her blog – Makabara, Islamic Architecture, Graveyard, and Local women. All the entries contain snaps of respective titles. Don’t miss to check it out.
Paavan is running a blog on Junagadh since Jan, 2008 and has covered – Historical places, Gir national park, Uperkot, Agricultural University, Events and much more in 19 entries. Don’t forget to have a look and subscribe to his feeds, if you are a true junagadh fan. Namaste to Paavanj. Good work Pal!
Nimit has a interesting blog on Junagadh. Check it out here. He has good pics of Junagadh and key information like phone numbers and tariff of the hotels of Junagadh. Keep up the good work nimit. Kudos to Junagadh.
May 8, 2008
Dhirubhai Ambani was born into a Modh family on 28th December 1932 in Chorwad, Junagadh. He started Reliance industries which is among the largest corporations in India. The Polyester Prince is a book written about Dhirubhai Ambani. It not only is a biography of Dhirubhai, but also provides a lot of insights about the functioning of related industry and freedom movement of India. A must read.
May 6, 2008
A great Film Star from Junagadh, Born 59 years ago in Junagadh, Gujarat, and Parveen Babi was a special child. The only child of her parents, born to them 14 years after their marriage. Read full story here.