Shree Somnath is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlingas of India. It has a vital area on the western bank of India. Old Indian customs keep up a cozy relationship of Somnath with the arrival of Chandra (Moon God) from the scourge of his fathers-in-law Daksha Prajapati. Moon was hitched to Twenty-Seven girls of Daksha. In any case, he supported Rohini and neglected other queens. The wronged Daksha reviled Moon and the Moon lost the intensity of light. With the guidance of Prajapita Brahma, Moon landed at the Prabhas Teerth and loved Bhagavan Shiva. Satisfied with the incredible repentance and dedication of Moon, Bhagavan Shiva favored him and alleviated him from the scourge of haziness. Pauranic customs keep up that Moon had manufactured a brilliant sanctuary, trailed by a silver sanctuary by Ravana, Bhagavan Shree Krishna is accepted to have fabricated Somnath sanctuary with Sandalwood.
The Moon God is said to have been soothed from the scourge of his fathers-in-law Daksha Prajapati by the gifts of Bhagavan Somnath. In the Shiva Purana and Nandi Upapurana, Shiva stated, ‘I am constantly present all over the place yet extraordinarily in 12 structures and places as the Jyotirlingas’. Somnath is one of these 12 blessed spots. This is the first among the twelve blessed Shiva Jyotirlinga
Fundamentally a sanctuary town, where a solid aroma of religion and legends waits around the travel industry and even everyday life. Its profound condition is ornamented by the colossal number of sanctuaries in the region, be that as it may, Somnath likewise offers seashores, exhibition halls, and different attractions. While the Somnath sanctuary and seashore are the essential spots to visit here, Gita Mandir, Balukha Tirtha, Kamnath Mahadev Temple, Somnath Museum are a portion of different spots that one can visit.
Attractions: Somnath Temple and Beach, Paanch Pandav Gufa, Bhalka Tirth, Laxminarayan Temple, Triveni Sangam Temple, Chorwad Beach, Suraj Mandir, Parshuram Temple, Dehotsarg Teerth, etc…
Nearby Places: Surat, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Bhuj, Rajkot, Diu, Dwarka, Palitana.
Best time to visit: September to March is the best time to visit a Temple.
Peak Season: October to March.
How to Reach
- By Air: Somnath itself doesn’t have an air terminal however is associated with numerous urban areas by means of the Aerodrome at Diu in the association region Of Daman and Diu.
- By Rail: The nearest train station from Somnath is the Veraval Railway Station, which is all around associated with the significant urban communities of the area, for example, Mumbai and Ahmedabad and has 14 sets of trains to and from significant urban communities day by day. The Veraval station is just 5 km from the city of Somnath and has day by day prepares to employ from every single significant city.
- By Road: Buses are the best method of movement to Somnath. Transport passages from other near to spots, for example, Rajkot, Porbandar, and Ahmedabad are additionally generally accessible and worked by private transport proprietors. These are evaluated sensibly and change just by km voyaged and the nature of the transports.
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