Photograph of the Bhairava Japa or ‘jumping rock’ at Girnar in Gujarat, taken by F. Nelson in the 1890s from the Lee-Warner Collection: ‘Photographs of Junagadh’. The Girnar mountain in Gujarat rises more than 900 metres above the plain and is particularly sacred to the Jains. It was an important pilgrimage centre since the third century BC as indicated by the inscriptions on a boulder with the edicts of the emperor Ashoka and the proclamations of a Kshatrapa and a Gupta ruler. Along the principal path that leads to the central peak there are gateways, shrines and tanks and the principal group consist of 16 Jain sanctuaries dedicated to Neminatha. These temples date from the Solanki period and later. In the ‘Report on the Antiquities of Kathiawad and Kachh of 1874-75′, Burgess wrote, “On it..