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  • guptasanjeev65
    National Capital Territory of Delhi, India743 contributions
    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 2022
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  • Ali Reza
    7 contributions
    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 2022
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  • Namasthey
    Alappuzha, India461 contributions
    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 worth
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • gururaj_bn
    Bengaluru, India192 contributions
    Gita Mandir and surrounding temples in the campus have a nice old look. There is an air of calmness about it. It is adjacent to a river and well shaded. The idols of Krishna, and Lakshmi Narayana sculpted out of pure white marble are beautiful to look at.
    Written 3 January 2020
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  • Deven Rathod
    Mumbai, India857 contributions
    Three Rivers meeting point is known as Triveni Sangam. Hiran and Kapila are visible whereas Saraswati is invisible but two different colours of water can be seen
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • Swarna Srinivas
    Thane, India185 contributions
    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
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  • ParthaDasIn
    Bengaluru, India59 contributions
    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
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  • RavindraTrip
    Pune, India9 contributions
    Somnath seashore or chowpatty is also worth visiting where you can enjoy horse and camel rides. There are so many chat panipuri stalls and stalls selling shell artifacts.
    Written 8 January 2020
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  • Sairam Gulle
    128 contributions
    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
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  • Amol K
    5 contributions
    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
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  • joyienjoy
    Nashik, India565 contributions
    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
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  • Vinit P
    Bhavnagar, India5 contributions
    Prachi Tirth is a place where the Posthumous ceremonies of our ancestors are performed according to the 'Shastras' of Sanatan Dharm. It is said that Lord Krishna who was a descendant of Yaduvansh had performed these ceremonies here for his ancestor as this place used to be ruled by Yaduvanshis approximately 5000 Years ago. Also it is said that Mahatma Gandhi performd these ceremonies for his forefathers here. Prachi Tirth along with Kashi is considered to be one of the most sacred place to perform these rites. In Gujarati we have a saying"100 Vakhat Kashi pan 1 Vakhat Prachi" literally meaning "100 times Kashi but only 1 time Prachi". It is also famous for a temple of Lord Krishna known as 'Madhavrayji Mandir' on the banks of river Hiran. Really beautiful place I must say.

    How to Reach:
    Prachi to Somnath distance: 25 Kms on Somnath-Bhavnagar highway.
    You can reach Somnath or Veraval first by train or Bus from Rajkot, Junagadh, Ahmedabad or Bhavnagar. You can hire an Auto from Somnath. To and Fro journey costs around Rs.400
    Best time to visit: October-February (Winter season in Gujarat)
    Written 27 January 2018
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  • Manee997
    Mumbai, India489 contributions
    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
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  • Namasthey
    Alappuzha, India461 contributions
    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 somnath
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • Rupam Saha
    1 contribution
    We just came back from a wonderful 6 days trip from Gujrat with Bijay Bhai's car.

    Bijay Bhai not a driver well guide and given me many mythological knowledge also about somnath, dwarka, prachi, were extremely kind, friendly and always did their best to satisfy of all our demands.

    We felt very safe. The car was clean and confortable. After checking with more than dozen travel agencies, price was the most competitive.
    Thank you Bijay Bhai
    Written 24 September 2022
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