town of Somanatha-pattan, locally known as Patan (20-53' north lat. and 70-24' east long.)
is situated on the south-western coast of Saurashtra in the traditional Prabhasa Kshetra-a
place where the Yadavas are supposed to have fallen out amongst themselves and perished.
About two miles further east, the three rivers -Saraswati, Hiranya and Kapila-before
joining the sea, unite to form the Triveni, held unusually sacred as the scene of the
cremation of the body of Lord Krishna Dehotsarga. Nearly a mile to the north-west is the
famous Bhalaka Tirtha, the traditional spot of Lord Krishna's death-apotheosis.