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Somnath


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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.


Somnath has got its mention in Puranas and Hindu Epics including Mahabharata. This place is considered as a place where Moon (Soma) worshipping the Lord Shiva and hence Shiva is called as Somnath here. Another Hindu mythological story mentions Somnath as the place where Lord Krishna was shot by an arrow in his foot. It is believed that the Yadavas, the descendents of Lord Krishna, fought among themselves and destroyed the Yadav community.


Placed at the extreme southwest Arabian Coast in Sourashtra, Somnath town encloses a serene beach, few streets and a bus stand. It is believed that Somnath is located at a place where the holy River Saraswathy flows into the Sea.


This sacred temple town vibrant with ‘Shiv Bhajan' is visited by millions of tourists every year.

Nearby destinations : Diu | Bhavnagar

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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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