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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular places to see in Somnath?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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The mystic city of Somnath greets you with a rich historical past. Crowded with numerous small temples and the exalted Somnath temple, you'll never be short of places to see. Make sure to plan your days precisely lest you miss out on some of the wonders of the city. Here is a sneak peek into some of the fantastic tourist places in Somnath you cannot miss.

  • Junagadh Gate
    Architectural brilliance greets you as enter Somnath. Junagadh gate is an ancient structure symbolic of the charming historical past of the city. Intricate and lovely carvings covering the gate walls will allure you to uncover more of the city.
    The massive structure was the entry point for the foreign invader, Mahmud Gazni, who broke through gate and demolished the temples of the city. The invasion saw the temple town in pieces and ruins.

  • Panch Pandava Gufa
    Serenity surrounds you at this peaceful abode. Dedicated to the Pandava brothers, the temple was founded by late Baba Narayandas. Built on an elevated pedestal, it offers a breathtaking and mesmeric view of the entire city. Enshrined within are the five idols of Pandava brothers along with idols of Lord Rama, Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. Find your spot and simply relax in the soothing ambiance of the temple. Also established in the compound of this temple is a Sanskrit college.
    Let nature accompany your thoughts and enjoy the energy of the temple.

  • Somnath Temple
    Enshrining the revered Jyotirlinga, the Somnath temple is one of the most important Shiva temples in India. The imposing temple is constructed in the Chalukya style with a height of about 155 ft. The beautiful Jyotirlinga adorned with colourful flowers and ornamented with silver and gold is a breathtaking experience.

    Believed to be built in gold by the God of Moon, the temple was then renovated with silver by Ravana. Lord Krishna then renovated it with wood and finally one of the Pandavas, Bhima, built it with stones. The temple has witnessed numerous invasions by foreign rulers yet the glory of the temple remains in all its splendour.
    The rhythmic ringing of bells, melodious beating of drums and the harmony of Shiva Bhajans (hymns) greet you during the aarti at the temple. Soaked in peace and tranquility, the temple will completely rejuvenate your being.

  • Somnath Beach
    Bring out your colourful flip flops and explore this pristine stretch of beauty. The beach at Somnath is right next to the grand Somnath temple. You can take a quiet stroll on the beach or try some local delicacies at exotic food stalls. For the little ones, there are exciting camel rides along the beachside.
    The beach is not suitable for swimming as the waves are quite strong.

So pack your favourite shoes, recharge those camera batteries and you are all set to discover serenity.

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