Junagadh city is the headquarter of Junagadh district in Gujarat. It is three hundred and twenty seven km from Ahmedabad and is about fifty-eight Km from Sasan Gir. It is situated at the base of mount Girnar – a gigantic five-peaked mountain of volcanic origin that rises steeply to a height of 1117 m. The name Girnar is an aberration of Giri-Nagar – meaning a town on the hill. Girnar has been considered sacred and was on pilgrimage route of both the Jains and the Hindus, since before third century BC. There is also a mosque dedicated to Jaismal Shah Peer that attracts Muslim pilgrims. This small city of Junagadh is so rich in myths-legends and has such an eventful past that it almost breathes history.