Somnath Temple Gujarat
City :- Patan
State :- Gujarat
Location :- West India
is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of lord Shiva. In the Shiva Purana and
Nandi Upapurana, Shiva said, `I am omnipresent but specially in 12
forms and places, the jyotirlingas`. Somnath is one of these 12 holy
places. Today, Somnath offers a holy pilgrimage, a beach holiday and
a number of places of historic, religious or scenic importance.
is believed that he had built this temple with gold. Later it was
built by Ravana in silver, then Lord Krishna in wood and Bhima in
stone. Legend has it that the Kalabhairava shivalinga at Prabhasa
was worshipped by the moon and hence, the Lord is called as Somnatha.
The Somnath temple also houses the remains of the ancient Sun temple.
majestic temple of Somnath is a testimony of the firmness through
the changing course of time. Waves of turbulent Arabian Sea lashes
the temple situated near Veraval of coastal district of Junagadh.
Looted and destroyed by host of foreign invaders it has been re-established
time and again as an edifice of the inner strength of the country's