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Somnath Mahadev Temple

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Address: Prabhas Patan, | Near Veraval City, Somnath, India
Phone Number: 91-79-23222523
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The trick about Somnath Temple is to visit it at the crack of dawn and avoid particularly holy days or the holidays. As the primary of the twelve jyotirlingas, it can get pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The trick about Somnath Temple is to visit it at the crack of dawn and avoid particularly holy days or the holidays. As the primary of the twelve jyotirlingas, it can get pretty crowded on Mahashivaratri for example. The next day, we were knocking on the gates around 05 00. The temple opens at 06 00 but the first aarti... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

When you see the way that the Somnath Trust has maintained this temple, you start wondering why other spiritual places cannot emulate this example. This is a spiritual experience at its best and one can only enjoy the ambience & peaceful atmosphere. Place worth visiting again and again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Serenity at its best. Somnath is a unique temple of Lord Shiva as it is located on the coastal india.facing the vast ocean, the temple stands tall withstanding the whips of time and multiple marauding by foreign rulers for the immense wealth and jewels. The temple speaks of the excellent management and care as the premises is spic and span.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What should i say about this temple.... Its simply awesome. The architecture and the design of this temple is just mesmerizing. Its right on the sea shore and I just happened to reach at the time evening aarti was going on. Had an awesome darshan and enjoyed the aarti. There's also a light and sound show worth watching. Ticket cost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

an excellent place and you feel very happy by "aarti and Pooja" a traditional pooja. Nice view from the temple and you would enjoy cold air from sea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Old mahadev temple near sea . One of the jyotiling called in hindu religion. Neat and attractive temple with peace

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I am a hindu so this was a spiritual experience for me. It is a temple dedictaed to Lord shiva. The architectural design was beyond words. The carvings on the walls, roof and throughout the temple depicts the life and magnificence of Lord Shiva. The idols were beautiful. The teample is on the sea. The entire aura of the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

jai shiv shankar! The temple is located at a very bful location. its bang on the sea shore. Very well maintained and clean temple. Please do not carry anything like leather, keys are allowed but without auto lock, no mobile , camera ets.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Somnath temple is very popular hindu temple. It has very glorious history, many invaders in the past came to loot this temple. This was for sure very rich temple in historical times. The security check to enter the temple is very strict. Visitors are not allowed to enter with mobile phones, wallet, keys and belt. It taked about 1-2 hours... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We travelled here from Gir, its about 1 hour drive from Gir. The temple is built on a huge property & is right on the beach. It is very well maintained & kept very clean. Best time to visit is late afternoon, so that you can enjoy the view behind the temple.

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