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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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  • Here you get a chance to touch the Shrine and perform Abhishek. Located nearby the main temple. Also known as Ahilya Somnath temple  more »
  • The real jyotilinga is located here and the worship is done to renounce sins. The Abhishekam and rituals are performed here by pandits.  more »
  • Situated infront of exit of Somnath temple! One can visit it as u can offer water to shivling and touch! It shows just d same replica of Somnath shivling  more »
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  • Beautiful temple, Situated at the coast of Arabian sea, view of the sea is beautiful and peaceful from the temple. I visited during month of June weather was pleasant not too hot. You will see large wave in ocean during summer monsoon. you can also enjoy light show in night from 08:00 pm.
  • जय सोमनाथ महादेव Amazing, Awesome and Auspicious place to see. Rich cultural heritage of India. A place must to visit.
  • One of 12 Jyotirling of lord Shiva. Who are we humans to rate lord shiva temples. Temple was attacked multiple times in past and rebuilt. Temple is quite soothing Mobile phones not allowed inside. Built at shore, it was one point from where you can go directly to south pole without finding any land obstruction.
  • Awsome place ..for outing with family & friends. . Temple have z plus security. Beach is also well maintained . Atmosphere is good.
  • This temple was looted several times by Muslim rulers of India but still stands Majestic.! This architectural wonder stands on the sea shore.

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Where to stay in Somnath

Development in the area close to Somnath's main train station has created a cluster of places to stay, eateries, and stores. With more space available here than in the older parts of town to the south, a number of large hotels boast amenities such as onsite restaurants and swimming pools. To the south, where the town gets more crowded around the temple, you'll find a number of guesthouses--some explicitly for the use of pilgrims--offering good rates right in the heart of the temple town.
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