One of the top attraction near Sasan Gir -
One of the 12 Jyotirlingas Shrines of Shiva, Somnath Temple is also the specimen of fine architecture. Dubbed as Eternal Shrine, it is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna ended his Lila and thereafter for heavenly abode. This legendary temple is said to have vandalized numerous times in the history but with the help of zealot Hindu Kings the temple was rebuilt each time.
The Somnath Temple is situated at 46 km from Sasan-Gir. It is one of the most popular and ancient Hindu religious temple of India. The temple is said to be one of the richest temples of ancient India but it lost its charm after it was looted several times by the forces of Mahmud of Ghazni in 10th century AD. It was earlier known as 'Prabhas Patan' and is one of the 12 important Hindu shrines of Lord Shiva.
Its fair held at ‘Karthik Purnima’ of Hindu calendar is also quite an attraction amongst tourists. Nearby attractions of Somnath Temple includes Somnath Beach, Somnath Museum, Junagadh Gate, Bhaika Teertha, Jama Masjid, Ahilyabai Temple, Bhidiyo Pagoda, Gir National Park, Chorwad Beach, Mai Puri and Port of Veraval.
Highlights of Somnath Temple
- Best time to visitMorning / Afternoon
- Recommended HoursMin 2.5 Hours
- Best Visited WithFamily, Couple, Group, Solo
- Not AllowedCamera, Pet, Weapons
- Entry Fee: Indian Tourist - INR 2
Foreign Tourist - INR 50