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Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple, also called Somanātha temple or Deo Patan, is located in Prabhas Patan, Veraval in Gujarat, India. One of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for the Hindus, they believe it to be the first among the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.

Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple is first among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India. It has a strategic location on the western coast of India.

Ancient Indian traditions maintain a close relationship of Somnath with release of Chandra (Moon God) from the curse of his father-in-law Daksha Prajapati. Moon was married to Twenty-Seven daughters of Daksha. However, he favoured Rohini and neglected other queens. The aggrieved Daksha cursed Moon and the Moon lost power of light. With the advice of Prajapita Brahma, Moon arrived at the Prabhas Teerth and worshipped Bhagvan Shiva. Pleased with the great penance and devotion of Moon, Bhagvan Shiva blessed him and relieved him from the curse of darkness. Pauranic traditions maintain that Moon had built a golden temple, followed by a silver temple by Ravana, Bhagvan Shree Krishna is believed to have built Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple with Sandalwood.

The research based on ancient Indian classical texts shows that the first Somnath Jyotirling Pran-Pratistha was done on the auspicious third day of the brighter half of Shravan month during the tenth Treta yug of Vaivswat Manvantar. Swami Shri Gajananand Saraswatiji, Chairman of Shrimad Aadhya Jagadguru Shankaracharya Vedic Shodh Sansthan, Varanasi suggested that the said first temple was built 7,99,25,105 years ago as derived from the traditions of Prabhas Khand of Skand Puran. Thus, this temple is a perennial source of inspiration for millions of Hindus since time immemorial.

The Moon God is said to have been relieved from the curse of his father-in-law Daksha Prajapati by the blessings of Bhagvan Somnath. In the Shiva Purana and Nandi Upapurana, Shiva said, `I am always present everywhere but especially in 12 forms and places as the Jyotirlingas`. Somnath is one of these 12 holy places. This is the first among the twelve holy Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple.

The later sources of history account for several desecrations by Muslims invaders during the eleventh to eighteenth century A.D. The temple was rebuilt every time with the reconstructive spirit of the people. The modern temple was reconstructed with the resolve of Sardar Patel who visited the ruins of Somnath temple on November 13 1947. The Then-President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, did the Pran-Pratistha at the existing temple on 11 May 1951.

Other spots in the temple are Shri Kapardi Vinayak and Shri Hanuman Temple in addition to Vallabhghat. Vallabhghat is a beautiful sunset point. The temple is illuminated every evening. Similarly, the Sound & Light Show “Jay Somnath” is also displayed every night during 8.00 to 9.00, which allows the pilgrims an ethereal experience in the backdrop of grand Somnath temple and the holy wave sounds of the Ocean.

Ahalyabai temple is also close by, which was built by the queen mother Shri Ahalyabai Holker during 1782. This temple maintained the Pooja Parampara of Bhagvan Shiva during the hostile political conditions.

Note: Mobile, Camera & electronics types of equipment are not allowed in temple premises

ONLINE DONATION/POOJA VIDHI

The following poojavidhis are performed at Somnath Temple. Kindly contact poojavidhi counter at the temple. General or specific donation or Ornament/Vastra bhet is also accepted. The Ladu prasadi, Gangalal, Prasadivastra, and other pooja samagri are available at the counter.

Type of Poojavidhi Yearly (Once)
Rs.
5Yearly (5Times)
Rs.
Homatmak Atirudra
Prior notice 31 Days in advance
 2100000
Homatmak Maharudra
Prior notice 20 Days in advance
 171000
Homatmak Lagurudra
Prior notice 10 Days in advance
 41000
Savalaksha Samput Mahamrutunjay Jaap
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 50000
Savalaksha Mahamrutunjay Jaap
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 37500
Silk Dhvajarohan
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 11000
Maharudra (Path)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 15000 75000
Dashans home
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 11000
Kalsarpa yog Nivaran Vidhi
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 5500
Shivpuran Path
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 5500 27500
Laghurudra
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 5100 25500
Mahadugdh Abhishek
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 3100 15500
Mahapooja
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 3100 15500
Rajopachar Pooja
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 3100 15500
Markandey Pooja (Birthday Pooja)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 1500 7500
Deepmala
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 2100 10500
Rajbhog Thal
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 2100 10500
Santan Gopal Mantra Pooja
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 1100 5500
Bilva Pooja (101)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 300 1500
Samput Chandipath
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 350 1750
Sam. Mahamrityunjay Jap(1000)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 400 2000
Shodshopachar Pooja
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 300 1500
Mahamrityunjay Jap (1000)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 250 1250
Gangajal Abhishek
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 200 1000
Rudrabhishek
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 200 1000
Navgraha Jap (1000)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 250 1250
Brahmin Bhojan
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 150 750
Panchopchar Pooja
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 150 750
Aavartan
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 150 750
Sam. Mahamrityunjay Jap(500)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 200 1000
Mahamrityunjay Jap (500)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 150 750
BILVA POOJA (1008)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 1500 7500
SWARNA KALASH (SMALL)
Prior notice 1 Days in advance
 111000
SWARNA KALASH (MEDIUM)
Prior notice 1 Days in advance
 121000
SUNDAR KAND PATH
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 1500 7500
HANUMAN CHALISA 108
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 1500 7500
SHIV PARIVAR PUJAN
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 2100
Somnath Vartman Gujarati Magazine (1 Year)
Prior notice 0 Days in advance
 150
Somnath Vartman Gujarati Magazine (Life Time)
Prior notice 0 Days in advance
 4000
Somnath Vartman Gujarati Magazine (3 Year)
Prior notice 0 Days in advance
 400
Somnath Vartman Gujarati Magazine (5 Year)
Prior notice 0 Days in advance
 650
Donate and Adopt one Gir-Cow
Prior notice 0 Days in advance
 31000
Donate for One Day Expenses of 100 Gir Cow
Prior notice 0 Days in advance
 21000
Donate for One Day expenses of 5 Gir Cow.
Prior notice 0 Days in advance
 1100
Chappan Bhog (Annakut)
Prior notice 3 Days in advance
 51000
Tithi Bhojan in Memories of Relatives
Prior notice 1 Days in advance
 1100
Donation for One Day Bhojan at Bhojanalay
Prior notice 1 Days in advance
 11000
Donation for One Week Bhojan in Memory of Relat
Prior notice 1 Days in advance
 41000
Donation for One Month Bhojan in Memory
Prior notice 1 Day in advance
 111000

You can Book your Online Donation and Puja Vidhi on somnath.org

Somnath Temple Timings in Sharavan Month

Somnath Temple Darshan Timings in Shravan Month 2022

How to reach Somnath

By air:

Somnath itself doesn’t have an airport but is connected to multiple cities via the Aerodrome at Diu in the union territory Of Daman and Diu. However, there is only one flight daily operated by Air India Regional. Also, other airports are fairly close by such as the Porbandar airport which is about 120 km and the Rajkot Civil Airport, which is about 160 km away. Porbandar has flights from Mumbai as well as other cities. Rajkot is a much bigger airport that is also serviced by multiple airlines such as Air India and Jet Airways.

By Bus:

Buses are the best mode of travel to Somnath from the cities nearby as there are multiple options available. Somnath is surrounded by many small towns and cities which are connected well by bus services, both Non-ACs as well as luxury AC buses. Air-conditioned buses from Diu to Somnath will cost 300 per person. Bus fares from other close-by places such as Rajkot, Porbandar, and Ahmedabad are also widely available and operated by private bus owners. These are priced reasonably and vary only by km travelled and the quality of the buses.

By train:

The closest train station from Somnath is the Veraval Railway Station, which is well connected to the major cities of the region such as Mumbai and Ahmedabad and has 14 pairs of trains to and from important cities daily. The Veraval staion is only 5 km from the city of Somnath and has daily trains plying from all major cities.

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    • Best Time To Visit October – March
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