Sacred Geometry Written in Stone

3 min readSep 20, 2022


In the plains of Kathiawar, in the midst of the Deccan Traps exists the land feature known as Mount Girnar. It is the home to over 800 Hindu and Jain temples, with 9,999 stairs built into the mountain to reach Dattatreya Peak.

Mount Girnar

The first signs of sacred geometry are already present in the mountain where a distinct hexagonal outline and general shape, especially apparent along the eastern border, is visible.

From a map of the plutonic complex, the outer hexagon is composed of basalt and it encases an inner hexagon of olivine-gabbro.

From Cucciniello et al. (2022). Inner hexagon of gabbro visible, covered in the northern direction with alluvium deposits from water flows after the mountain’s formation.

The outer hexagon contains a ring of granophyre forming the outer ring of hills, which also are suggestive of sacred geometry being integral to the resultant shape of the mountain and hills.

The outer hills northwest of Mount Girnar are at an angle of ~60 degrees from the East-West plane which the central mountain runs along at its peaks.
This angle then curves and ultimately straightens once more wrapping around at an angle of 90 degrees off of the original angle.

The outer hills additionally have openings at the four cardinal directions; quaquaversal dips. This is further suggestive of energy flows as described by sacred geometry being present in the mountain formation process.

The central intrusion of monzonite/diorite travels in an East-West aligned direction. It has four radial ridges that extend outward from it to the outer ring of hills. The western ridges generally branch off at an angle of 120 degrees.

Western ridges. The NW ridge initially starts off at 90 degrees above the plane of the central mountain, then bends to 120 degrees, while the SW ridge initially begins at 120 degrees off the NW ridge and bends to perpendicular.
Early segment of NW Ridge at 90 degrees.
Later segment of NW ridge at 120 degrees
Earlier segment of SW ridge at 120 degrees off of the E-W line.
SW ridge changes by 30 degrees making the ridge perpendicular to the NW ridge.
Later segment is also perpendicular to the fracture running because central Mount Girnar and the southwestern Datar Pir landmass formed beyond this fracture, making the SW ridge and this fracture line parallel.
Creases in the basalt that formed parallel to the SW and NW Ridge at the angle they are parallel to one another.

Then there is Dattatreya Peak, having a distinct hexagonal slab in a segment of its wall. The angles in this region are frequently non-random, important sacred geometry angles such as 30, 45, 60, 90, and 120 degrees. Dattatreya Peak itself, even, has an appearance of a phi golden ratio spiral.

Dattatreya Peak with a golden spiral.
A 45 degree angle on Dattatreya Peak.
Another 45 degree angle on Dattatreya Peak.
Another 45 degree angle on Dattatreya Peak.
A 30 degree slope nearby.
Frequently angles above 45 tend to be ~60 degrees.
Another 60 degree angle.
Another 60 degree angle.
Top image: Outer hexagon. Second image: square topography. Third image: circular band around mountain. Fourth image: Mount Girnar overlaid.

This is a completely nonexhaustive description of the anomalies of Mount Girnar… it is my interpretation. I would like to hear what you all think. Do you think this is representative of sacred geometry in action, yet frozen in stone?