Damodar Kund is one of the sacred lakes as per Hindu beliefs, which is located at the foothills of Girnar hills, near Junagadh in Gujarat, India. It is considered holy, as per Hindu mythology and many Hindus prefer to bathe and immerse the ashes and the bones left after cremation of dead bodies, here at Damodar Kund due to a belief that the departed souls would get moksha here.It may be mentioned here other such famous places for immersion of ashes and bones ( Hindu rite of asthi-visarjana ) are in Ganga at Haridwar and Triveni Sangam at Prayag. The water of the lake has properties of dissolving the bones.The lake is 257 ft long and 50 ft broad and only 5 feet deep. It is surrounded by a well built ghat.The steps for going up the Girnar hills start near Damodar Kund.
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The nearest airport from Junagadh is Rajkot, situated at a distance of 100 km from the city. A number of flights fly to and from here, connecting the city with the various parts of Gujarat as well as the country.
Junagadh lies on the Western Railway network of the Indian railways. The city is well connected with the rest of the country via a number of trains. There are many express and local trains that operate daily and are perfect for traveling from Rajkot to Junagadh.
Junagadh is linked to the rest of the country through a good road network. There is even a good network of National and State Highways connecting the city. The State Transport Corporation runs buses link Junagadh to all the major cities and towns of Gujarat and other states of the country.