The historically and spiritually acclaimed place called Somnath is situated in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Lord Shiva is ubiquitous, but he is in twelve forms and places said to be Jyotirlingas. Somnath temple is one among the initially found jyotirlingas in the world and is highly popular in Somnath. Somnath literally translates to ‘lord of the moon’ which is being a revered pilgrim centre in India. The temple has witnessed a serious collapse regularly under the invaders and revamped many times. The current temple was rebuilt in Chaulukya style of Hindu Temple architecture and finished in 1951. The site of Somnath boasts plenty of sacred values even from the older times where the conflux of three rivers namely Kapila, Hiran, and Sarasvati occurs.
The existing temple bears a resemblance to Kailash Mahameru Prasad style which echoes the skill of the Sompura Salats. The temple’s main tower is 15 metres in height and it holds an 8.2 m tall flag-pole at the top. The temple is constructed in a place such that there is no land in a straight line between Somnath seashore until Antarctica. Apart from being a pious town due to the presence of several shrines, Somnath also blusters beaches, museums, and other attractions.
The astonishing places of interest in Somnath include Somnath Temple, Somnath Beach, Paanch Pandav Gufa, Bhalka Tirth, Laxminarayan Temple, Triveni Sangam Temple, Chorwad Beach, Suraj Mandir, Parshuram Temple, Dehotsarg Teerth, Kamnath Mahadev Temple, and Junagadh Gate. The archaeological museum in Somnath still preserves the important history of the town. The museum contains stone sculptures, pottery, and inscriptions of ancient time and is highly intriguing. The Junagadh Gate is the main entry point to Somnath which is also brimming with elaborate design patterns.