Etymology[ edit ] The temple is considered sacred due to the various legends connected to it. Somnath means "Lord of the Soma ", an epithet of Shiva.
The most sacred among the 12 jyotirlings in India, Somnath Temple is located in Veraval region of Junagadh district. Daksha Prajapati had cursed Som as he was infatuated with Rohini and was not paying adequate attention to his other 26 wives who were all daughters of Prajapti.
The temple has been built at the tip of the landmass in Gujarat and no land exists between the temple and the South Pole.
The temple is also believed to be the place where the holy river Saraswati meets the sea. The temple is built in Solanki style. The sabha mandap assembly hallsanctum sanctorum innermost shrine and the shikhar top was built in the first phase followed by the nritya mandap dancing hall.
The apex of the temple reaches a height of ft and the kalash pot on top weighs 10 tons. The temple was razed by Mahmud of Ghazni in AD. Somnath is mentioned in the Puranas and the Hindu epic, Mahabharata.
Lord Krishna is believed to have been shot in the foot with an arrow in the region. The Yadav community, the descendents of Lord Krishna, is said to have fought among them and caused the downfall of the entire community in this region.
The ruins of the Somnath Temple were pulled down in October and the mosque was shifted a few miles away. The temple was built in A statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stands in front of the temple as a mark of honour for his contribution to the building of the temple.
The Somnath Temple is visited by millions of devotees every year. It is not just the temple, but other tourist attractions like Somnath Museum, Somnath beach and Junagadh Gate also attract visitors. The Sound and Light Show held in the temple is another attraction. Being a temple town, there are several options to stay in Somnath.
There are 18 guest houses that offer mid-range accommodation and a VIP guest house run by the trust that runs the Somnath Temple. Dharamsalas and Sanskritik Bhavans are also available. Most of the dharamssalas and guest houses do not take bookings as they are served on first come first serve basis.
Options to eat are limited. Food served in eateries near the temple, are mostly vegetarian and basic. There are stalls that sell buttermilk, chocolates and ice creams. The best time to visit Somnath is between October to March as the weather remains cool and conducive for visiting the temple.
Opening hours of Somnath Temple: Open now Open all days Somnath Prabhas PatanJunagadh, Gujarat.Somnath Temple is located about 79 kilometers from Junagadh in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval and the most legendary temples of the western coast of India.
Somnath Temple is an auspicious Shiva Jyotirlingam located in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. The temple falls in vicinity to Veraval at Prabhas Patan in Gujarat’s Saurashtra. The temple is a shore temple lying in the country’s western coastal belt.
Shree Somnath Trust welcomes you to the holy place of the Aadi Jyotirling Shree Somnath Mahadev and the sacred soil where from Bhagvan Shri Krishna took his last journey to his neejdham. The temple is built at the shore of the Arabian ocean on the western corner of Indian subcontinent.
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Shree Somnath Trust welcomes you to the holy place of the Aadi Jyotirling Shree Somnath Mahadev and the sacred soil where from Bhagvan Shri Krishna took his last journey to his neejdham.
The temple is built at the shore of the Arabian ocean on the western corner of Indian subcontinent.