Located in Prabhas Patan in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, Somnath Temple is believed to be the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. This important pilgrimage had been reconstructed several times in the past. The present temple was reconstructed in Chaulukya style of Hindu temple architecture and completed in May 1951. The reconstruction was envisioned by Vallabhbhai Patel and was completed under K. M. Munshi, the then head of the temple trust.
According to tradition, the Shiva-linga in Somnath is one of the twelve jyotirlingas in India, where Shiva is believed to have appeared as a fiery column of light.
Architectural style: Hindu Temple Architecture
Address: Somnath Mandir Road, Prabhas Patan, 362268
Phone: 094282 14915
Worship Timings of the Temple:
The temple opens for Darshan at 6.00am in the morning and remains open for Darshan until 9.00pm in the night. There are three times Aarti at the temple. Thus, devotees can attend Aarti at 7.00am, then again at 12.00 noon and then at 7.00pm in the evening.
How to Reach?
Amdavad is connected by Rail, Road and Air with all the major destinations. Veraval Somnath is connected with Amdavad to Rail and Road facilities. Somnath is at a distance of 465 km. from Amdavad. Jet Airways operates passenger flight from Bombay to Diu every day accept Thursday. Somnath is connected with Diu by road (95 km).
Pilgrims can avail the guest house facilities of Shree Somnath Trust. Trust maintains a VIP Guesthouse, 18general guest houses and an economical dormitory. One can Contact Central Booking Officefor General Enquiry on Guest House Room Booking.
Mobile No: +91-94282 14914 (8 Am to 9 Pm)
Top Other Places to Visit:
- Shree Parshuram Temple: This is a sacred spot at the holy banks of Triveni where Bhagwan Parshuram conducted his long penance and he was relieved from the curse of Kshatriya killings by Bhagwan Somnath.
- Treeveni Sangam Snanghat: The holy confluence of three river Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati and their Sangam with ocean is very sacred moksha tirtha for Hindus.
- SHREE SHASHIBHUSHAN MAHADEV & BHIDBHANJAN GANAPATIJI: The holy temple of Shashibhushan is located at a distance of 4 km on the Somnath-Veraval highway with a beautiful sea-shore. The ancient Somnath Poojacharya Shri Bhav Brihaspati is said to have built this temple and Lord Shashibhushan with Bhidbhanjan (saviour form of) Ganesh is worshipped here.