The Talaja Caves are spread on the mouth of the Sarita and Shatrunjaya rivers in the town of Talaja in the Bhavnagar District of Gujarat. The ancient caves are few miles away from the most religious town for the Jains in Palitana. The Talaja Caves hold religious values for both Jainism and Buddhism making it an important Buddhist footprint in Gujarat.
Close to the Talaja caves one can also witness the Jain temple of Derasar. This temple was established in the name of the fifth Tirthankara, Bhagwan Sumatinath. The temple holds great religious value for the Jains who come to pay respect to it from faraway places. The temple holds special mention for the lamp that burn on a continuous process much to the awe of followers. Believers of it mention the Godly nature that surrounds in making the lamp burn all the time. The lamp is also said to let out saffron powder which is said to have many religious elements attached to it. The temple is also home to a central idol of Bhagwan Sumatinath which is worshipped in widespread.
Ideal Visiting Time
Although, the caves are visited by tourists across the year but best time to visit these caves are during the winters from the month of November to March.