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- The grand temple is situated right on the seashore in a big complex. There is a locker facility before the entrance for depositing mobiles, bags, belts etc. The security checking is very strict, so better not to have any objectionable item on person to avoid hassles and delay. Shoes can be deposited later after the security check, inside the temple complex. Carts ply inside the complex for ferrying old/infirm devotees at Rs. 5 per person. There are manageable queues inside the temple and one can have darshan at peace. The temple has a history of destruction and reconstruction several times. This is best depicted in a half an hour light and sound show held every evening from 8 pm at the complex. Tickets for the show and prasad can be purchased immediately after the Aarti from around 7:20 pm. There is another temple of lord Shiv just outside the complex which is stated to be the original one. Here one can offer abhishek for which pandits are available. Charges are reasonable and as per one’s capacity. This should not be missed.Written 15 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is situated in Prabhas Patan on the coast of Arabian Sea in Gujarat. It is one of the most important temples in the Indian history whose trace can be seen in many explorers travelogue- primarily Ibn Batuta It is one of the crowded tourist site which is especially taken care by the government.
Somnath means 'Lord of the Soma'. The temple had been destroyed as many as seventeen times by Muslim rulers- especially by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1024 CE, Allaudin Khilji in 1299 CE, Portuguese in 1546, and finally by Aurangzeb the orthodox Muslim in 1702, which was as been assessed the worst of all attacks.Written 14 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- No mobile, bags, keys are allowed inside incase you are carrying them deposit them in the free locker outside
The security is very strict
Morning time no much line or crowd easy darshan
Beautiful seashore view
Sound and light show is worthWritten 10 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is a very ancient and traditional and auspicious panch pandav gufa. It is basically the gufa of the goddess of the panch pandav. It is believed that the pandavas had actually come to this gufa. It is very good but very narrow entrance. You have to carefully enter and exit as it is very small and narrow.Written 2 March 2019
- One can visit while visiting Somnath temple. This is within 200 meters of the main temple premise along with the Old Somnath temple. Thi temple can visited with in the vicinity in short time.Written 17 December 2019
- Ram Mandir is situated 1 km away from Somnath temple and next to Somnath Mandir's car parking.
This is maintained by Somnath's trust
Temple is maintained very well and it's free of cost.
It's not crowded any time.
The architecture of this temple is almost similar to Somnath mandir and Devotes can enjoy the view and breeze coming from Triveni Sangam.Written 3 May 2022
- Place where Lord Krishna ended his avtar and proceeded back to Golok Dham (His eternal abode). Worth paying attention to are so many auspicious symbols on His feet. Spiritually un-inclined folks can skip. A little study of Mahabharat history and / or listening to a YouTube lecture by Isķcon's Gauranga Prabhu titled Disappearance of Lord Krishna will prove effective before visiting this place.Written 19 May 2019
- The place is opposite to Triveni Sangam gate. The place houses temples dedicated to Shiva, Sankracharya, Narsimha and a few others. Sections of the temple is new and the cave is marked to be very old. You can have a visit for some time.Written 10 November 2018
- There are many Shiva Temples in the city of Somnath. This is one of them but equally holy and must visit place for a tourist.Written 30 March 2019
- Ancient temple with stepwell
The architecture looks of olden times and the carvings are exquisite
Its just near triveni sangam road you can visit it after visiting somnathWritten 10 June 2022
- This Shiva Temple is one of the oldest temple of Somnath and it is very close to sea shore. One of the Shiva's incarnation i.e. Shri Kal Bhairav's idol is also placed in this temple.Written 30 March 2019
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