Sri Somnath Temple – Darshan, Timings, History, Jyothirlinga


Sri Somnath Temple

Sri Somnatheswara linga is one among the 12 Jyothirlingas. Sri Somnath Temple is located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Gujarat. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist place in Gujarat.

Sri Somnath Temple History

Sri Somanathalinga is the first and the foremost of all twelve Lingas. According to legends King Daksha’s twenty seven beautiful daughters had the names of all twenty seven stars and were married to Lord Chandra. But Lord Chandra liked Rohini very much among them. The other twenty six daughters went to their father and expressed their anguish regarding their husband’s negligence. Consequently, King Daksha cursed Lord Chandra that he would suffer from tuberculosis. With the disease Lord Chandra’s health was at stake. His brilliance became diminished gradually. As a result, all ‘lokas’ suffered from terrible darkness. All deities and saints went to Lord Brahma to express their pain and
agony. On hearing this Lord Brahma told Lord Chandra to go to ‘Prabhasa Thirtha’ in Sourastra and prepare clay ‘Linga’ and pray to Lord Shiva chanting the ‘Mrutyumjaya Mahamantra’. With utmost piety, Lord Chandra did so. Pleased with the staunch devotion of Lord Chandra, Lord Shiva cured his disease and blessed him with devotion Lord Shiva became ‘Somanadheswara’ as Jyothirlinga

Sri Somanath Temple Timings

Temple will be opened from 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Aarti will be performed three times daily at 7:00 AM , 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Darshan Timings: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Somnath Temple Sound and Light Show

Sound and Light Show at Somnath Temple tells about the mythological story and importance of Somanatheswara.

Show will commence from 8 PM and lasts till 9 PM.

See also  Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Ticket Price is Rs.25.

How To Reach Somnath Temple?

By Air

The Nearest Airport to Somnath Temple is Diu Airport. It is at a distance of 80 KM.

By Train

The Nearest Railway Station is Veraval which is at a distance of 6 KM.


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