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Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple is located on the western coast of Gujarat and is one of the most beautiful temples in India. Somnath is in Prabhas Patan which is near Verawal in the Gujarat state. It is the place that holds one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the Lord Shiva. The word Somnath means “The protector of (the) Moon God” that makes the place even more special. The temple is also known as “the Shrine Eternal” that because of a curse gets destroyed by Muslim conquerors six times. The temple was last rebuilt by Sardar Vallabhai Patel that was after his death gets completed with the efforts of K. M. Munshi who was also the minister of government of India.

The Somnath temple is built with four different phases that includes the one in gold by Lord Soma, second in silver by Ravi, third in wood by lord Krishna and the last one in stone by King Bhimadeva. The temple is provided with great build up which is highly admirable. The art and craft of the Somnath temple is just like heaven that anybody could only image in dreams. Somnath Temple tour packages will let you explore the temple at its best. Also, there are various other tourists attractions nearby Somnath temple.

The carving and the sculptures in the temples building enables you to know the skills of the builders at that time. It is an amazing place to be visited by tourists. The architecture of the temple is provided in the chalukya style. You can get closer with the Indian history through watching the magnificent built up of the Somnath temple. It is a great place and one should definitely visit to see the real heritage of our country. There are various other interesting places to visit around Somnath temple. You can reach the temple by air through the nearest airport Keshod which is just 55 km away from Somnath. Rail and road services are also available for travelling in to the city. Somnath temple travel and tourism will let you explore all the beautiful aspects of the temple.

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