Somnath Temple


14.7/5(41 Ratings)

Somnath Temple Overview

Ranked 2 of 27 sightseeing in Dwarka

Somnath Temple in Dwarka represents one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The word Somnath refers to the protector of Moon God. This temple is situated in Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval, which is located along the western coast of Gujarat.

The Somnath temple have been destroyed six times and rebuilt six times. Thus, the temple is also known as 'The Shrine Eternal'. It is believed that Soma or the Moon God built this temple in gold, the demon king Ravana built it in silver and Lord Krishna built it in wood.

The final reconstruction of the temple started in November 1947, under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This temple is built in the famous Chalukya architectural style or Kailash Mahameru Prasad style, which is a clear reflection of the Sompura Salats skills.

Lord Shiva was so pleased by the prayers of Moon God that He decided to rest in this temple as a Jyotirlinga for eternity.

What travellers are saying about Somnath Temple

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Kashinath sonawane

Kashinath sonawane5.0/5

5 reviews

Somnath Temple.

The Somnath Mandir is a one of Jyotirlingas in India. Somnath Temple and surroundins are maintained by Somnath Temple Trust very nicely. Its a very beautiful and holy place. The trust is also maintaining trust guest houses nicely at very resonable cost.


V J5.0/5

44 reviews

No words can describe this. Visit and enjoy

Amazing architecture, beautiful location and very well maintained temple. I think words can't describe this temple. visit once and enjoy. one drawback is, saline water in every hotel for daily uses.

Govind tank

Govind tank5.0/5

3 reviews

Spiritual Relief and Healing

All the things are just positive about Sunbath temple. All the people who visits Somnath new temple should also visit the Old temple as well as their you can do Doodh Abhishek by your self to the Shiva ling and their also you can get lot of peace.Completely relaxing mode when you are visiting with all your Family member

Suman sharma

Suman sharma4.3/5

6 reviews

Beautiful Religious Place.

It is the most revered & important religious place for hindus. I was pleasantly surprised to see, how nicely it is maintained by the trust. Clean atmosphere, well maintained grassy grounds in surrounding of this Great Mandir, ist Jyotirlingam.Trust is doing yeoman's job. Creating hotals, guest houses at par with any other hotal.Serene Religious fervour inside the temple. One can perform number of Pujas as per one's belief.One must visit Som Nath Ji Mandir.

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Jayashree loharekar

Jayashree loharekar5.0/5

3 reviews


The view of sea is excellent. We can not take camera, mobile, ladies purse, belt. the vigrah is good. the area is big. the attraction of the temple is sun set and light and music show.the temple is also having all jotirlingas shown. along with other important deity idols.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

512 reviews

This is 1st Jyotirlinga

Somnath is the 1st Jyotilinga temple. There Lord Shiva is real sitting. This temple is very old. It is located bank of sea there one side sea and one side Somnath city. there surrounding is very good. there are all facility available. there all ages and handicape person also go to darshanam. There are good facility.

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh5.0/5

74 reviews

Among the best temples to visit

One of the best experience of my life. Lord Shiva is resting on the beautiful shore of Arabean Sea. The peaceful aura and whispering waves makes the entire experience memorable. The temple premises was neat and clean but the moment we step out of temple, it was dirty and disgusting. I could say it is must visit temple for Lord Shiva's devotees and one must witness the aarti, as it totally touches the soul. We spent almost 2 to 3 hours in the temple. After a visit we proceeded to Diu, the part of the route passes along the sea shore, which is refreshing.

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Rajendra Hourasia

Rajendra Hourasia4.3/5

6 reviews

Has a lot of significance in my life

Excellent place to visit in the life time. It has a lot of significance in my life. It has amazing attraction and very excellent place. Be careful you are not allowed any leather things inside the temple also ladies purse is not allowed in the temple due to security reasons so be careful and leave your baggages at the hotel.

Jigar Oza

Jigar Oza5.0/5

2 reviews

Has a long history

One of the 12 jyotirlings of india. It has long history of being looted 10 to 12 times by muslim ruler Muhammad gazni due to it being a temple with lots of gold. It is situated on the banks of bay of bengal. Nice view of sea from the temple but don't go inside it as it is notorious for being very dangeeous.

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval4.3/5

414 reviews

First and leading of 12 Jyotirlinga

km from dwaraka.After visiting Dwaraka, we drived to Somnath after almost 250 km jurney. Somnath is known for Somnath temple-Temple of Lord Shiva.It is called this is first jyotirling on earth. It was demolished so many time by Muslim Ruller namely Mohmmad Ghazani. It was often reconstucted by Rajput Rulers. Present temple was built by Great Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel just after getting freedom through Govt of India.No body is allowed in Garbhgruh even PM or President. Biggest Ling in all 12 Jyotirling. One should visit and offer pray once during life. Jay Somnath

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