Sasan considered the eponymous ancestor of the Sasanian (or Sassanid) Dynasty (ruled 224-651) in Persia, was “a great warrior and hunter” and a Zoroastrian high priest in Pars. He lived sometime near the fall of the Arsacid (Parthian) Empire in the early 3rd century CE. Medieval sources There are many slightly different stories concerning Sasan … Read more

Somnath Temple

The Somnath temple, also called Somanātha temple or Deo Patan, is a Hindu temple located in Prabhas Patan, Veraval in Gujarat, India. It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus and is believed to be first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. The temple was reconstructed several times in the past … Read more


Madhavpur (Ghed) is a small but culturally significant village in state of Gujarat, India. It lies on the seashore, close to Porbandar. According to folklore, Krishna married Rukmini at Madhavpur. This event is memorialised with a temple dedicated to lord Madhavrai and by an annual fair held in the village. Madhavrai Temple Madhavpur is the … Read more


Chorwad or Chorvad is a city and a municipality in Malia Hatina Taluka of Junagadh district in the state of Gujarat, India. It lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Etymology It is said to have derived its name from being a notorious haunt of pirates. History Chorvad has been since the earliest days … Read more