Somnath Mandir, Gujarat


The historical temple of Somnath is located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and gains prestigious position among the Hindus. The temple has been a witness of severe historical incidents and has been ruined by foreign invaders for its exclusive repository of gems and jewelleries.

The recent temple of Somnath was reconstructed in 1947. The temple is constructed in Chalukya Style of architecture and built just next to the sea shore. The eye-catching part of the temple is an Arrow Pillar, known as Baan Stambh.

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