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Somnath Temple, Somnath

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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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  • Somnath temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva . The temple is marvelous, magnificent piece of architecture and the word has it that it was attacked multiple times by Mughals in the past. ...  more »
  • Visited in Dec'15 Lovely temple Darshan can be done very systematically The evening light and sound show was amazing The rituals of the early morning Puja were performed beautifully Lovely management ...  more »
  • This Shiva temple is situated on the shores of Arabian sea. The temple has a lot of history and it has been attacked several times in the past. The current temple has been built in the 1950s and is a ...  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.