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Somnath Temple Pilgrimage Tours
Somnath Temple History:
Somnath Temple history has a very long and cherished history. Somnath temple has brilliant structure. It is believed that the first temple existed even before the Christian era. The second temple another piece of exquisite beauty of Somnath Temple architecture was built in the period 480-767 A.D. by the Vallabhi kings which was again replaced by the Pratihara king Nagabhatta II in 815 A.D. The Somnath temple architecture enshrines twelve Jyotirlingas had attracted people from various corners of India to come and offer their prayers.
According to Somnath Temple history in 1025 Muhammad of Ghazni invaded the city and looted and razed the beautiful architectural masterpiece of the temple to the ground inspite of the resistance put up by fifty thousand Shaivites.
Somnath Temple history tells that King Bhima of Gujarat and King Bhoja of Malwas took the noble task of renovating the temple with superior Somnath Temple architecture, however, it was again destroyed by Alaf Khan in 1300 A.D. Later King Mahipala of Chudasama dynasty renovated the Somnath Temple architecture again. Somnath Temple had been faced destruction and reconstruction at various points of time in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries again and again. Finally, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel took the responsibility of constructing it again in the year 1947.
Reaching Out to Somnath Temple Tour in Gujarat:
By Air: The nearest airport is Keshod 55 kms away from Somnath temle tour.
By Rail: Veraval is the nearest railway station 5 kms away from Somnath temple tour.
By Road: Somnath is well connected to different important places like Ahmedabad (400 kms), Junagadh (85 km), Bhavnagar (266 kms) and Porbandar (122 km) for Somnath temple tour.
Somnath Temple Timings and Somnath Temple Trust:
Somnath Temple timings for darshan starts at 6.00 a.m. till 9.00 p.m. Arti at Somnath temple timings are 7.00 a.m., 12.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. According to Somnath temple timings ?he Jay Somnathsound and light show takes place from 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Somnath Temple Trust is a well established trust run by a management. Somnath Temple Trust has its own website.
Somnath Temple Trust also provides guesthouse facility of 200 rooms at reasonable rates .
Some of The Famous Tourist Places Near Somnath Temple Are:
Kailash Mahameru Prasad
The Somnath Museum
Somnath Temple photos have motivated many to visit the place as it is situated in the mid of the sea. Tourists visiting the spot are seen taking Somnath Temple photos to carry as a memento for their loved ones. The pilgrimage site has pulled Muslims and people from other religion visiting the shrine. Somnath Temple photos are available in the local market also. Due to the ethnic and scenic beauty many people are seen purchasing Somnath Temple photos.
Five Star and Budget Hotels at Somnath Temple Tour:
Safari Hotel and Resort
Badrinath GMVN Tourist Rest House
Toran Tourist Bungalow
Chetna Rest House
Sri Somnath Guest House
Somnath Temple Booking Office and the Department of Tourism Office is located near Ahmedabad at Rajkot is
Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd.
TCGL office in Rajkot
Bhavnagar House, Jawahar Road,
Rajkot. Phone : 91-281-2234507