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Somnath Temple : A Visual Journey

Somnath Temple Gujarat
Brihadeeswara Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple

Historical Timeline of Somnath Temple


About the location: It is believed that The temple is located at the confluence of rivers Kapila, Hiran, & Saraswati, the temple is built. The history of the ancient temple can be traced back to 649 BC. It can be tracked back. Its current form was rebuilt in 1951.

Colorful dioramas depict Shiva, but they are barely visible through the frosted glass. An hour-long sound and light show performed by Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone illuminates the temple every night at 7:45 pm. Brief history: Somraj (moon god)  golden temple at Somnath.

Ravana builtver, in wood by Krishna, andtone by Bhimdev. The current quiet, symmetrical building was built according to traditional models on its original coastal location. It is painted a cream color and has small, detailed carvings.

The temple flourished with 300 musicians, 500 dancers, and even 300 dressers.

Mahmud Ghazni captured the city 2 days battle 70,000 garrison soldiers were said to have died. Mahmud destroyed the temple after robbing it of vast wealth. This temple was destroyed in 1297 and 1394 and finally, it was destroyed 6 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The temple was then rebuilt in  1950.

How to Reach :

By Air  

There are no scheduled flights to Somnath from other major cities in the country. The shortest airport is DIU airport.

Distance: 63km

Diu Airport (DIU), Diu, Daman, Diu

Distance 114km

Porbandar Airport (PBD), Porbandar, Gujarat

By Train

Somnath is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
Railway Station(s): Somnath (SMNH)

By Road  

You can easily get regular buses to Somnath from other major cities of the country.
Bus Station(s): Somnath