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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  • We visited Somnath back in 2012 and now in 2018.. its always a blissful visit... just after you exit the main temple area - there is also a small Shiv temple after the exit - make sure you visit that ...  more »
  • Shree Somnath is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India. Ancient Indian traditions maintain a close relationship of Somnath with release of Chandra (Moon God) from the curse of his father-in...  more »
  • We were to do a seminar in Junagadh. And a wellwisher informed us that Somnath temple is nearby. So we made our itinerary such that we can go to temple. Since childhood we have read about this Temple ...  more »
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  • A gorgeous and amazing place. The campus is one of the cleanest. Even inside the temple, it's well ventilated and clean. One of my concerns is regarding the Z+ security. Despite the security claims, the police guards are busy chit chatting. The metal detectors are not working. The don't even have hand held metal detectors. Anyway, the sea views are amazing, especially during the sunset. Must visit
  • Beautiful and Known temple - has beautiful views and well planned clean and maintained temple. Well organized system and people are quite co-operative. They must keep enough Prasad so that everyone can get it. Good sitting arrangements to have view of Arabian sea
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ancient temple .....newly built ... Perfect location... Awesome sea view. Z+ security provided to this temple... NO MOBILE PHONE, BAGS,CAMERA, TRIPOD IS ALLOWED NOT EVEN A NORMAL BELT... unhappy with the supporting staff.. quite rude staff.. one can not complete the sight seeing of temple in an hour, so they charged extra 10rs from each visitor for late coming... So better option to go there is don't take any belonging not even belt. & Enjoy there... Temple is completely rebuilt by gov.... they mobile locker system free & chargeable both, in chargeable system one can charge their mobile phone too for an hour. Baggage system, only shoe rack system is free. Prasad range starts from 20rs. No guide available to give ancient history. so from my point of view this is good place like other & can visit it a single time in life only. Have a good luck ...

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