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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  • Had heard so much about the temple so we had made a gir diu somnath Dwarka itinery. Though not religious but love the old architecture in addition to seeing the Lord. Well you have to deposit all leat...  more »
  • Its a bliss to visit the temple. Try to avoid evening time around 7ish if don't want to get rush as the crowd starts piling in that time for the evening Arti. They also have a light & Sound show near ...  more »
  • No amount of reading, or watching on videos can do justice to this magnificent temple. With strict security, all the plastic, wastes or cell-phone-selfie distractions are cut out completely (there is ...  more »
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