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. Take a look at our Somnath trip planner to schedule your visit to Somnath Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • One of the beautiful architecture you can find is in somnath. A great place by the sea. We saw a couple of dolphins here swimming in the great Arabian sea.  more »
  • This temple is jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva, it was looted and destroyed seventeen times.& very next to the ruin of it a new temple constructed by Sardar Patel & innaugrated by Dr.Rajendra Prasad the ...  more »
  • A must visit for everyone, the temple has been rebuilt and a peaceful time to visit is during the afternoon arti  more »
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  • "The temple as such has it's own rich ancient history, with what it being one of the twelve'Jyotirling. It's simple and elegant. But that's not all. The campus is indeed the cleanest of amongst all the temples I've ever been to. As a bonus, it's on the seashore and allows a beautiful view of the Arabian sea stretching for miles. A calm and soothing place, it definitely has a positive aura. The lights show here after sunset is also worth seeing. Highly recommended spot if you are in the vicinity."
  • One of the most sacred temples for hindus. The compound is very clean from outside as well as inside. No mobile phones, camera are allowed inside the temple. However, locker for storing these are available free of charge just outside the temple. When i visited there was not much rush inside the temple. The atmosphere inside is very peaceful. This was my first visit of but will definitely visit again and again.
  • This place has some thing. It gives you peace and energy. I am visiting this place since my childhood. I just felt same every time. One should at least visit it once. Best time to visit the temple is in winter. Or in morning of any season. As it's placed on coastal border, proportion of moisture is high.
  • Amazing amazing place!! I was completely surprised by the serenity and Beaty of the place. The temple is simply the best temple I have visited ever. Being next to the sea amplifies the beauty. The temple complex itself feels very peaceful and quite. I sat there for quite some time to enjoy quietness and serenity of the complex.
  • WHEN i visited there for the first time It attracted me like anything... The beauty of temple... big big .. mammoth campus around the temple is really mesmerizing... This place becomes more and more joyful by seeing lot of pigeons coming there.. It is surrounded by sea and the wind and some times the breeze you get there takes away all of your worries... i love it..
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