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Somnath Temple

 Somnath Temple

Temple of Lord Somnath one of jyotirlinga temple of lord shiva is situated near the town of Veraval in Western part of Gujarat. Veraval is reached from Rajkot. There is an interesting story associated with the emergence of this Jyotirlinga, mentioned in the Purana.

The temple is dedicated to Someshwara, the Lord Shiva, with moon on his head. In its external design the Somnath temple compares well with the temple of Rudramala at Siddhapur and is more or less of the same size in length. The dome, however, is as large as any other built in this period. The temple faces to east and once had an enormous central hall with three entrances, each protected by a lofty porch. The fragments that lie scattered at a short distance from the site give some idea of the sculpture decorating the temple. The richly carved doorways, the sculptured representations of Nandi, Sivas bull, and the figures of goddesses and their female attendants must once have presented a grand ensemble of great beauty. In the recesses of the balconied corridor, there is a mutilated form of Nataraja, the dancing Shiva. Although essentially a Brahmanical temple, the influence of Jain architecture is clearly discernible

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Somnath or Pattan Somnath is located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of the State of Gujarat. Somnath, literally means Lord of Moon, derived its name from the temple Somnath temple. This religious destination was earlier known as ‘Prabhas Patan'. This town, unaffected by the modern luxuries and concrete jungles, still holds its historical, mythological and religious appeal to masses of Hindu devotees...


                          			  
                          
Hotels near Somnath

Hotel Ambar

Hotel Ambar is famous hotel for pilgrims visiting Shri Somnath Jyotirling Temple in Somnath,(Gujarat ,India ).


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Safari Hotel And Resort

Safari Hotel and Resort is located at Walking distance from Somnath temple near Veraval (Gujarat, India).


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Hotel Sukhsagar

Hotel Sukhsagar located at 100 meters from Somnath temple near Veraval (Gujarat, India). Somnath Mahadev Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples.


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