Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple
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giri22in
New Delhi, India322 contributions
May 2022
it is grand temple in somnath and it is very old also of lord shiva where you can find huge shivling
Written 10 June 2022
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shruti p
Mumbai, India75 contributions
Jan 2022
One of those trips or rather pilgrimage which left a lasting impression. The temple premises is large and spread across a very wide area right next to the sea. After darshan do not forget to stand on the gallery taking in the view of the ocean. Its bound to mesmerize you!! In the evening do not miss the light and sound show which tells you the history of the place. As the waves of the ocean dash against the shore in the background you hear the story of the times gone by and feel proud of your ancestors for rising from the ashes.
Written 21 May 2022
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Ankur Bandhu
Lonavala, India31 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Perfect trio with family of 4. The maintenance of surrounding is well taken care . Very nice handles day to day movement .
Written 21 April 2022
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Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore2,576 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This temple has original Somnath shiv Ling.
Surprisingly not many people here, probably that were not at all aware.
Peaceful but usual greedy priests/Pande.
Written 29 November 2021
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Rajesh
Pune, India2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Went in the evening.
+ Points
1) Main Temple very beautiful and well lit.
2) Very spacious and airy
3) Availability of clock room and other place to keep thing
4) Surrounding area very lively

- Points
1) Seperate line for entrance for Male and Female. If in a family the pleasure of seeing together gets lost.
2) Very less time to see. Security guards are too demanding.
3) No proper instructions available what to see and where to go. New people gets confused.
4) No ATM near by. Had to travel 1 Km to the nearest one
5) No cameras allowed. This is bad. You will be not able to capture the precious moments spent there
Written 12 November 2021
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saurabh raj
New Delhi, India77 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
One of the best temples to visit. No one will ask for money anywhere, no pandit will follow you for pooja or special Darshan. Well organized place. Had great peace of mind as no one clased us. It's grand temple and very well maintained.
Written 6 March 2021
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Priya Ramesh Swaminathan
Pune, India133 contributions
Feb 2020
At first sight, this majestic temple, intricately carved from yellow sandstone, takes your breath away. We deposited our footwear and cell-phones at the designated counters, bought offerings for the Lord and started making our way towards the temple.
Some photographers rushed towards us. We asked one to click our snap as a keepsake. Then we joined the queue for darshan. We were frisked by the security personnel. The queue wasn't very long and we quickly had darshan of the magnificent Shivaling. Separate queues are there for ladies and gents. Outside the main temple are smaller shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha and other deities.
We were enthralled by the panoramic sight of the sea just behind the temple's compound wall. Stone benches are placed in such a way that devotees can enjoy the serene waves lashing the shore. There is a column there with a board pronouncing that a line from there to the South Pole crosses no land till Antarctica!
Prasad in the form of chikkis and laddus can be bought from a stall there. The prasad is very well-packed so that it remains fresh and withstands the rigors of the journey back home.
An interesting tableau of various Jyotirlings is the highlight here. We couldn't see the sound and light show as it was due in the evening. We had to leave for our journey back home.
Drinking water is available within the temple complex and washroom facility is there outside the temple complex.
Stalls selling small containers of sindoor, bangles, accessories, etc. are abundant outside the temple complex.
Fortunately, we spotted a bus that was just about to leave for sightseeing at Somnath. It cost us just Rs. 30 per person, to see all the interesting sights there. The entire bus trip lasted for around 2.5 hours. Needless to say, we were rushed through the 'spots', mainly temples and shrines. The bus conducts two trips per day. I assume that the timings are 11.30 am to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5.30 p.m, as our trip started at 11.30 a.m. and ended at around 2 p.m.
If one doesn't mind spending money, I would suggest hiring an auto and having a relaxed sight-seeing session.
As we were terribly short of time, we just rushed into the whirlwind trip.
For lunch we had the famous fafda, batata wada, bhajji, dhokla, jalebis and tea at an eatery named after the famous show 'Tarak Mehta ka ulta chashma'. This eatery is part of a shopping complex. The over-enthusiastic eatery owner, who plied us with eatables, even proudly posed for us.
Another Shiva temple stands just outside the temple complex. The Shivaling here was consecrated by the Queen, Ahilyabai Holkar and is supposedly older that the Somnath Shivaling. We visited this temple too.
I had yummy ice-cream at an ice-cream shop as we sat on its footsteps and gazed at the temple.... We had sadhus clad in orange robes, for company.
Tired but happy, we went back to our hotel.
All in all, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Written 29 April 2020
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LAJPAT RAY CHANDNANI
Jaipur District, India33 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
First Jyortiling of Lord Shiva. First worshipped n constructed in gold by lord Moon was back infinitely. Then lost. Reconstructed in silver by Ravana, an ardent Shiva bhakta. Then looted by n numbers if invaders. The present one is constructed at the behest of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel the then Home Minister way back in 1953. It's amazing. The temple is far beautifullllllllllllllll. You enter n reach another world of spirituality n meditation. The Aarati is superb. The Light N Sound show marvelous. Must visit if you want to experience spiritual peace n meditation.

The temple is ashore ocean which adds to its beauty.
Written 4 March 2020
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L R S
Bengaluru, India182 contributions
Feb 2020
A must visit temple. Wonderful architecture. Very well maintained. We had great darshan without any interference by any pandas or other middlemen. No one asks for any money or forces you to go for different poojas like most of the other famous places / temples. Atmosphere at the time of evening aarti was something to experience....
One can have a beautiful sunset views from the temple complex.
Written 3 March 2020
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Aroop Kumar
Kolkata (Calcutta), India28 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Huge temple with golden colour beside Arabian sea attracts people through out the year. Light and sound show in the evening is attractive.
Written 27 February 2020
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