About A Village Where Jaliyan Had Born
Virpur is a small town with a gram panchayat,
located 52 km off Rajkot near to in Gujarat state,
District : Rajkot,
Taluka : Jetpur(Kathi)
Transportation : by Bus, by Train, by Air(Rajkot, Ahmedabad)
Before independence of India, Virpur served as the capital of the princely state of Virpur-Kherdi, which extended over an area of 171 km2 (13 villages, mainlly- THORALA, SELUKA, KAGVAD, BHANDARIYA, MASITALA,) and was a fourth class state in British India ruled by Jadeja chiefs having descended from Nawanagar ruling family.
It is the birthplace of Shree Jalaram Bapa.The main shrine of Jalaram Bapa is located at Virpur. The shrine is actually the house complex where Jalaram lived during his lifetime. The shrine houses the belongings of Jalaram and the deities of Rama, Sita, Lakshamana and Hanuman worshipped by him. It also has on display the Jho/i and Danda said to be given by God.But the main attraction is the portrait of Jalaram Bapa. There is also an actual black and white photo of Jalaram Bapa, taken one year before his death.
The temple is one of a kind in the world in a way that it has not been accepting any offerings since 9 February 2000.