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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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  • This is one of the most anticipated place for me to go, I travelled there & felt the presence of SHIV nearby. Visit this place at least once in lifetime.  more »
  • Needless to say any thing for this famous temple, I think every one knows about the popularity of the temple. The staff at Prasadam counters both in side temple and out side should be taught for court...  more »
  • Great place for Hindu people, Even other can also visit as it is having great view of Sea. Temple is managed professionally and security system is great. Belt leather items and Mobile is not allowed, ...  more »
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  • Temple is immensely managed with all aspects. The management is good within the temple region. If you have an extra luggage then it is problem, you will not find any counter to submit it more than an hour around the temple. There is no security office for your goods. Make sure to hire a room for your luggage.The local market is messy and expensive. The coconut water is also costly.Happy journey!!!
  • Experience the morning prayer along with the sound of sea waves. It touches your soul. Brief knowledge of all 11 jyotirlings is a must read.
  • historical temple with high facility and security awesome location near the ocean. Don't miss the light and sound effect in the evening. must visit
  • The most beautiful of all Jyotirlinga temples. Sitting in the temple gardens listening to the waves of the sea is just magical. The temple is huge with beautiful surroundings. Must visit.
  • One of the main Shiva temple in the word. The linga is too much big and very superb. It is one of the jyothirlinga