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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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  • The first and most visited Jyotirlinga amongst all. Very beautiful temple. Architecture of this temple will make you speechless.  more »
  • Somnath temple is of great historical importance for Hindus. One of the twelve jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Temple premises is very organized, however you can offer prayers from outside the garbh graha....  more »
  • Nice Temple and interesting point . Interesting part of temple apart from shiv-ling is "Baan-stambh (Arrow Pillar)" ;This pillar having an arrow pointing towards South Pole. It is claimed that one can...  more »
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  • Very beautiful. The temple stands for the brave, powerful and strong spirit of Somnath people where between 11th-17th century the temple had been consistently looted by Afghans, Persians and Mughals.
  • Not have capacity to rate temple, reviewing only area,clean n calm,ocean touching temple constantly,white foot path not made for walking in summer,no shade for walking in summer.temple is more than awesome.
  • Wonderful temple, just go and feel can't describe this jyotirlinga. No 1 in cleaning around the temple. Co operative people live there.
  • Better visit in winter. Usually crowded. Dont take leather items like belt purse and also camera phones in temple.
  • Place for moksha and salvation. Prominent temple of the hindus. The original temple distroyed by Gazanavi and rebuilt after some 1000 yrs by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Very vibrant. Lord Shiva the deity, resides here as Shri Somnath.