Shri Somnath Jyotirlinga Mandir - श्री सोमनाथ ज्योतिर्लिंग मंदिर

Shri Somnath Jyotirlinga Mandir is first among the twelve(12) Aadi Jyotirlings of India. Somnath means The Lord of the Soma, and the meaning of Soma is Chandra Dev (Lord Moon). Somnath has situated on Triveni Sangam of three rivers Kapila, Hiran and Sarasvati from ancient times.

Temple central hall is shaped as octagonal Shiva Yantra. The temple has sea-protection wall, it means there is no land between temple and south pole at that particular longitude. This position is indicated by arrow pillar, which is known as Banasthambh(बाणस्तम्भ) in Sanskrit.

In 1951 first president of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad inaugurate the temple and he addressed It is my view that the reconstruction of the Somnath Temple will be complete on that day when not only a magnificent edifice will arise on this foundation, but the mansion of Indians prosperity will be really that prosperity of which the ancient temple of Somnath was a symbol. He added The Somnath temple signifies that the power of reconstruction is always greater than the power of destruction.

Entry in main Garbh Grah are prohibited except the Priests of the temple. All the Electronic/Electrical Equipment, Gadgets are strictly prohibited in temple premises. All these can be stored in lockers available in cloak room. The cloak room facility is free of cost.

द्वादश ज्योतिर्लिंग स्तोत्रम्: सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथं च श्रीशैले मल्लिकार्जुनम्।

Popular Name: Shri Somnath Jyotirlinga

Key Highlights

  • First Aadi Jyotirling of India among the twelve.
  • Arati Timing: 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
  • Daily light and sound show.
  • Shiv mahima jhankiyan at the right side.
  • The temple kalash is 15 metres in height, and 8.2 metre tall flag pole.

Timings

Open Close Timing
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM: Prabhat Arati
12:00 PM: Aprahan Arati
7:00 PM: Sandhya Arati
8:00 PM: Light And Sound Show, Except Rainy Season
Festival
Shivaratri, Sawan Somwar, Golokdham Utsav, Diwali|Kartik Purnima Fair, Somnath Sthapana Divas | Read Also: शारदीय नवरात्रि

Photo Gallery

Photo in Full View
The full horizontal view from right side of the temple. Beautiful sunset view with electric bulb, yagyashala and temple pooja mandapam.

The full horizontal view from right side of the temple. Beautiful sunset view with electric bulb, yagyashala and temple pooja mandapam.

Highest main shikhar having red dhwaja, damru and trishul in front of the temple

Highest main shikhar having red dhwaja, damru and trishul in front of the temple

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Primary Viman can be seen from most of the Somnath beaches.

Primary Viman can be seen from most of the Somnath beaches.

श्री सोमनाथ ज्योतिर्लिंग मंदिर हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध

श्री सोमनाथ ज्योतिर्लिंग मंदिर भारत के बारह(12) आदि ज्योतिर्लिंगों में से सबसे प्रथम है। सोमनाथ मे सोम का अर्थ है चंद्र देव (चंद्रमा), तथा नाथ का अर्थ भगवान है।

Information

Mantra
जय सोमनाथ॥
Dham
Shivling with GanShri Tripur Sundari MaaShri GaneshShri Kashtabhanjan HanumanYagyashalaMaa TulsiPeepal Tree
Basic Services
Prasad, Drinking Water, Wheel Chairs, Lift, Shoe Store, Cloak Room, Guest Houses, Bhojanalay, Sitting Benches, Sound System
Founder
Chandra Dev
Founded
Satyug
Organized By
Shree Somnath Trust of Gujarat
Dedicated To
Shri Shiv
Architecture
Chalukya style
Photography
🚫 No (It's not ethical to capture photograph inside the temple when someone engaged in worship! Please also follow temple`s Rules and Tips.)

Timeline

Satyug

Lord Shiv relieved Chandra(moon) from the curse of darkness, Chandra Dev had built a golden temple on this place.

Tretayug

Ravana renovate this temple by silver.

Dwaparayug

Bhagwan Krishna built Somnath temple with sandalwood.

13 November 1947

The modern temple renovation was initaired by Sardar Patel.

11 May 1951

Pran-Pratistha of new temple with the presence of first president of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad. In October 1950, the mosque present at that site was shifted few kilometres away.

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How To Reach

Address 📧
Prabhas Patan, Veraval, Gir Somnath Somnath Gujarat
Road 🚗
Somnath Una Highway
Nearest Railway 🚉
Veraval
Air ✈
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
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Coordinates 🌐
20.888054°N, 70.402042°E
Shri Somnath Jyotirlinga Mandir on Google Map
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