Somnath Mahadev Temple, Somnath

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    I had the good fortune of visiting this temple on111th Aug..Inever imagine that Lord Siva has such a beautiful temple temple.One is reminded of Sri venkateswara temple in Tirumala .. The temple is und...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Impressive place hearts lightens to see the light and sound show please book a trip between november to may  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    I visited this place on 4th august,the moment i entered the temple premises i had goosebumps it was around 7 in the evening and the arti was going on,everything is well managed,45 minutes is more than...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    Beautiful temple, Situated at the coast of Arabian sea, view of the sea is beautiful and peaceful from the temple. I visited during month of June weather was pleasant not too hot. You will see large wave in ocean during summer monsoon. you can also enjoy light show in night from 08:00 pm.
  • July 2, 2017
    जय सोमनाथ महादेव Amazing, Awesome and Auspicious place to see. Rich cultural heritage of India. A place must to visit.
  • June 25, 2017
    One of 12 Jyotirling of lord Shiva. Who are we humans to rate lord shiva temples. Temple was attacked multiple times in past and rebuilt. Temple is quite soothing Mobile phones not allowed inside. Built at shore, it was one point from where you can go directly to south pole without finding any land obstruction.
  • June 19, 2017
    Awsome place ..for outing with family & friends. . Temple have z plus security. Beach is also well maintained . Atmosphere is good.
  • July 5, 2017
    This temple was looted several times by Muslim rulers of India but still stands Majestic.! This architectural wonder stands on the sea shore.

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Development in the area close to Somnath's main train station has created a cluster of places to stay, eateries, and stores. With more space available here than in the older parts of town to the south, a number of large hotels boast amenities such as onsite restaurants and swimming pools. To the south, where the town gets more crowded around the temple, you'll find a number of guesthouses--some explicitly for the use of pilgrims--offering good rates right in the heart of the temple town.
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