Somnath Temple - Considered To Be the First Of The 12 Jyotirlingas Of Lord Shiva - Gujarat - India
Somnath temple, the first in the twelve jyothirlingas, is located at the Viraval port - Prabhas Pattan in Saurashtra - Gujarat India. Somnath is considered to be the first of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva and is a revered pilgrimage center in India. The Someshwar Mahadev temple stands tall among the temples of India.
Location: In Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra Gujarat India
Built in: 7th Century
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Significance: One of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva
Photography: Not allow
Entry Charges: Free
Main Festivals: Maha Shivratri
Visiting Timing: 30 Mins
Best time to visit: October to March
Timing Of Darshan: From 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
Aarti Timing: 7:00 am, 12:00 Noon and 7:00 pm
Entry Fee And Other Charges For Visit Somnath Temple
Free to all and anyone can visit this temple. Photography and Videography are not allowed. West belt, Mobile phone, Camera, shoes are not allowed inside the temple for those Free Lockers available outside of temple.
- Light & Sound show: Ticket Cost is Rs 25/- per head and Half Ticket is Rs 15/-
Opening Time For Somnath Temple
- Open Days: Open all days 05:00 am to 09:00 pm.
- Arati Timing at Somnath Temple: In Morning 7.00 AM, 12 Noon and In Evening 7.00 PM
- Darshan Timing at Somnath Temple: 6.00 AM to 9.30 PM
- Light & Sound Show Timing: 7.45 PM (Nearly one hour show)
Best Time To Visit Somnath Temple
The best time to visit Somnath Temple Gujarat is October and March. The climate in Somnath ranges from humid in the coastal areas to extremely hot in areas like Kutch. Summers are extremely hot & winters are extremely cold.
Tourist Attractions Near Somnath Temple
Gujarat Somnath temple can be visited and explored in 2 days. The adjacent areas also can be covered within that time. There are many tourist attractions are very closed from Somnath Temple like Old Somnath temple, Triveni Sangam, Saradamath, Geeta Temple, Baldevji Gufa, Laxminarayan Mandir, Mahaprabhuji Bethak, Krishna Paduka, Sasivusan mahadev somnath, Bal Gangeshwar temple somnath, Veneshvar Mahadev temple,Prabhas Patan Museum, Triveni Tirth , Veraval Beach, Bakhla Tirth, Surya Mandir , Ahilya Mandir, Junagadh, Dwarika.
Shopping Near Somnath Temple
Shopping in Somnath is also a thrilling activity for the guests who come to this city. Shop small idols and photos of Lord Shiv that are available in the temple premises. You can also buy some handmade dolls sold near the bus-stand here.
Restaurants Near Somnath Temple
Here is the list of some famous and popular hotels are given bellow.
- Hotel Somnath Sagar - AC Restaurant
- Hotel Sun Plaza
- Blue Coriander
- Tea Post
- Sai Chatkazz
Hotels Near Somnath Temple
There are three hotels maintained by Shri Somnath trust. Two budget hotels LILAVATI ATITHI BHAVAN & Shree Somnath Maheswari Samaj Atithi Gruh are located infront side of the Somnath temple. Here is the list of some hotels which are very closed from Somnath Temple.
- The Fern Residency Somnath
- Hotel Ambar
- Lords Inn Somnath
- Hotel Somnath Atithigruh
- Shree Somnath Maheswari Samaj Atithi Gruh
- Sagar Darshan - Somnath Trust
- The Grand Daksh
How to Reach Somnath Temple
The nearest Airport is at Keshod 125 kms which is well connected with Mumbai.
Veraval 5 kms is the closest Railway station From Somnath Temple.
State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect various centres of Gujarat and out state to Somnath.