somnath-temple, The Somnath Temple, Gujarat
somnath-temple, The Somnath Temple, Gujarat

The Somnath Temple is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.

Reconstructed in 1951. It is believed that Somnath Temple was first built Thousands of year back. But Muslim invaders attacked it & destroyed it 17 time & Hindus reconstructed. Somnath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirling dedicated to Lord Shiv. The temple is situated in western Coast of Gujarat. Current temple envisioned by Saradar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

The Somnath Temple in the western coast of Gujarat is considered to be one of the most visited pilgrimage place in the entire country. This temple stands as the witness to the merging of three holy rivers namely, Kapila, Hiran and Sarasvati. It is often referred to as the “Triveni Sangam” on grounds of the convergent site of these three rivers.

Front view of the present Somnath Temple
Front view of the present Somnath Temple

This massive and alluring Hindu temple has been built in the Chalukya style. It is also claimed to be the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. All year round you can see tourists crowding in this sacred place. Another interesting fact about the Somnath Temple is the Sanskrit carvings on its pillars. Such inscriptions state that there is no landmass in a straight line from the Somnath seashore up till the continent of Antarctica. If you are in Gujarat, a visit to this historic temple is a must.

somnath temple
somnath temple

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