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 on your holiday in Somnath, and find out what else Somnath has to offer, use our Somnath online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Any electronic item likes Mobiles, laptop and bags are not allowed inside the temple. But there are free-of-charge service available to store your belongings. Overall, the place has all the basic faci...  more »
  • I like this temple and have been there three times. It is a temple that has survived and has been rebuilt many times. I believe very much and so I say that give your best and that will be your input f...  more »
  • Lord SHIVA ancient,popular,heaven for devotis and truely sacred temple.We really felt great when approached main temple inside in front of great Lord Shiva and witnessed noon AARTI.an unforgetable exp...  more »
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  • 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.
  • जय सोमनाथ महादेव Amazing, Awesome and Auspicious place to see. Rich cultural heritage of India. A place must to visit.
  • 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.
  • Awsome place ..for outing with family & friends. . Temple have z plus security. Beach is also well maintained . Atmosphere is good.
  • 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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