Somraj (the moon deity) is claimed to have built a gold temple in Somnath near Gir National Park. It was then rebuilt by Ravana in silver, Krishna in wood, and Bhimdev in stone. On the original seaside location, the current tranquil, symmetrical house was built following traditional designs painted a creamy color and has a small exquisite sculpture. One of the 12 most important Shiva shrines, known as jyotirlinga, is the enormous, black Shiva lingam at its center.
The sacred spot from which Bhagavan Shri Krishna took his last voyage to his Neejdham and the holy place of the Aadi Jyotirling Shree Somnath Mahadev (first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings) (Prabhas Teerth).
Somnath is a city on India’s west coast, near Veraval in the Gujarat state of Saurashtra. Lord Krishna planned for the members of His dynasty to leave this world here, under the guise of murdering one another in a great fight.
How to See Worship God Shiva in Somnath Temple?
The deity is a Siva-linga, a phallic portrayal of Siva as the primordial progenitor, as is customary in Siva temples. Lord Siva is said to be particularly present on Earth in twelve places, according to the Siva Purana and Nandi Upa-Purana. Jyotir-lingas (“light-lingas”) are Siva-lingas found in these locations, with Somesvara at Somnath being the most prominent.
Somesvara can only be seen after passing through two imposing pillared rooms. The Jyotir- linga appeared to be like any other Siva-linga, but according to the priest, those who have reached a certain level of spirituality view the Jyotir-linga as a column of fire piercing through the Soil. The temple attracts a large number of visitors, the majority of whom come to perform the sraddha ceremony in honor of their ancestors.
Darshan at Somnath Temple is available from 6 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Aarti is held at 7:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
“Jay Somnath” is a character in the film & “Jay Somnath” 8 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Sound and Light Show
Though the site is open all year, the best time to visit Gir and Somnath Temple is during the milder months of October to February. Shivratri (typically in February or March) and Kartik Purnima (around Diwali) are both widely observed here.
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