Somnath Mahadev Temple, Somnath
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Somnath Mahadev Temple is the first of twelve temples where, as legend has it, Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light to prove his supremacy in the Hindu pantheon. This temple, which dates from 1951, features curved pyramidal forms and elaborate carvings. The main shrine with nearly 15 m (50 ft) tall shikhara (main spire) towers over the vast courtyard. Look for Deep Stambha--the tower on the embankment--and see the arrow marking the invisible line that points directly at the South Pole. To visit Somnath Mahadev Temple and get the most from your holiday in Somnath, create itinerary details personal to you using our Somnath vacation trip planner.
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Reached early morning and visited temple.. lucky not have crowd.. A beautiful temple on the beach.. and the best part is abhishek with gangajal..
This is an old temple with its own history but has been rebuilt to preserve and beautify its look. Situated on the banks of the sea, its a wonderful sight on the banks of the sea. Enjoy the sea shore ... read more »
Temple beside beach ... A sacred place of lord Shiva .. I loved it Architecture and the place surrounded by garden is superb
Beautiful Shiva Temple overlooking the vast blue beautiful sea. Very windy place and heavenly atmosphere. Staff is friendly and disabled friendly. There are multiple rounds of security checking. No bags, cameras, mobiles or leather wear is permitted in the temple, which is a mood dampener as the temple and surrounding views are amazing and worth capturing. Also, the place to store the footwear is located quite far from the temple and the route is covered with filth and excreta.
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In the Shivapurana and the Nandi Upapurana, Lord Shiva is quoted as saying, 'I am omnipresent, but I am especially in twelve forms and places.' These places are known as jyotirlingas, and Somnath is the first to be found in the world. Around the linga the moon god Soma built a mythical temple of gold as an ode to Lord Shiva's glory and compassion. Like the waxing and waning moon, and fittingly for a place associated with Lord Shiva's cosmic dance of creative destruction, the Somnath temple has risen unfailingly from repeated acts of devastation.
The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, India, is the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot. I stay in "Sagar Darshan",i had a very good experience & and quality of food was also good.
Temple beautiful. One of the 12 Jyotirilingas. This rebuilt temple stands on its full glory on the West Coast of India. The presently ongoing golden coating of the temple further adds to its glory. The large Shivling is at once blissful. Do not forget to offer Gangajal Abhishek, though from outside, with the help of facility provided. Other places you can visit are Triveni Ghat, Bhalaka Tirth besides many other temple's around.
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