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Somnath Temple, Somnath

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Religious Site
Stop at Somnath Temple and observe the structure's impressive Chalukya-style architecture. Standing on an ancient holy site where the moon god Soma reputedly bathed, the temple has undergone destruction and reconstruction several times over millennia; the most recent instantiation dates from 1947. Observe the temple's unique Shiva linga, believed to be one of 12 Jyotirlingas in the country, each placed where Shiva reputedly appeared in a column of fire. Be aware when exploring that cameras and phones are not permitted within the temple. Add Somnath Temple and other attractions to your Somnath trip itinerary using our Somnath trip itinerary planner.
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  • This temple is believed to have one of the twelve Jyortirling of the Lord Shiva. It's a very old temple and experienced devastations many times during raids of outsiders. It was reconstructed 1950 onw...  more »
  • It is said that this one is original. This time I found totally renovated temple making easy entry and exit. Now with this change no suffocation nor undue jam on staircase. One should congratulate the...  more »
  • Local people says that this was the original temple earlier. Puja is allowed in this temple you can perform abhisek by the help of priest available over there. Location is very near to Somnath temple.  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