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About Somnath


The Triveni Sangam-the convergence of the legendary Saraswati, Hiranya, and Kapila rivers is where the Somnath temple is situated.

It is the first of the jyotirlingas or the area where Lord Shiva showed himself.

It is referenced in ancient literature such as the Shreemad Bhagavat Gita, Skandpuran Shivpuran, and Rig-Veda, indicating the temple's pro minaence as popular pilgrimage destination.

The history of the finely carved honey-colored historic temple can be dated back to 649 BC, although it is thought to be older.

The first temple was created of golf by the Moon, the second temple was made of silver by Ravana, and the third temple was constructed of sandalwood by Krishna during the Dwapara Yuga.

The current Somnath Temple was created by the Sompara community, which specialises in temple construction, under the supervision  of Prabhashankar Sompura.

The temple is split into three sections, the inner sanctum, centre hall and dancing hall, and is built in the Chalukya or Kailash Mahameru Prasad from of temple building.

The old architecture and ruins of Somanth Temple are housed in museum within the temple grounds. the government has over 1638 exhibits ranging from the seventh to the fifteenth centuries.

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