Splendid Temples in Somnath for a Perfect Religious Short Trip

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Temples in Somnath

Here is the list of 9 Splendid Temples in Somnath for a Perfect Religious Short Trip

1. Laxminarayan Temple, Somnath

Laxminarayan Temple, Somnath
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Located on the Somnath shore, the presiding deity, Lord Laxminarayan is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Reflects modern architectural design, this temple is famous for the carvings on its 18 pillars which have the sacred message of Krishna in the form of Bhagwadgita.

2. Somnath Temple, Somnath

Somnath Temple, Somnath
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The Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple is first of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. It is located on the western coast of Gujarat and is one of the oldest temples of the country. It has been mentioned in ancient texts like Shreemad Bhagavat Gita, Skandpuran, Shivpuran and Rig-Veda which signifies the importance of this temple as one of the most celebrated pilgrimage sites.

3. Triveni Sangam Temple, Somnath

Triveni Sangam Temple, Somnath
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The confluence of the three rivers Hiran, Kapila and Saraswati this is the point where the rivers meet the mighty Arabian Sea. Triveni Sangam is believed to be a very sacred Moksha Tirtha for Hindus.

4. Suraj Mandir, Somnath

Suraj Mandir, Somnath
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Suraj Mandir too is situated near the Triveni Ghats and is one of the few temples dedicated to the Sun God. There are depictions of elephants, lions and various other birds and animals in the temple. This is one of the rare holy sites dedicated to the spirits of nature which are praised in the Hindu heritage and religion.

5. Gita Temple, Somnath

Gita Temple, Somnath
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Built at the Triveni Ghat, where three rivers meet the ocean, the Gita Temple is a beautiful structure dedicated to Lord Krishna built by the Birlas in the 70s. The beautifully capturing white marble structure has depiction of the hymns of the Gita intricately engraved on the walls. this marvelous architecture beauty is constructed in such a manner that visitors can here their voice - as an echo - inside the temple.

6. Kamnath Mahadev Temple, Somnath

Kamnath Mahadev Temple, Somnath
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Kamnath Mahadev Temple was built 200 years ago and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built by King Mayurdhwaj who is believed to have cured of leprosy after taking a bath in the Dudhiya Talav, a sacred pond inside the temple complex. Till date, devotees believe that a dip in the holy water could cure humans of any disease.

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7. Shashibhushan Mahadev and Bhidbhanjan Ganpatiji Temple, Somnath

Shashibhushan Mahadev and Bhidbhanjan Ganpatiji Temple, Somnath
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Located about 4km away from the city on the highway along the beautiful sea shore. Bhidbhanjan is the savior form of Ganesha and is worshipped here along with Shiva.

8. Paanch Pandav Gufa, Somnath

Paanch Pandav Gufa, Somnath
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Discovered by the late Baba Narayandas in the year 1949, the temple was dedicated to the five Pandava Brothers. The location of the temple is such that one can view the entire city and get mesmerized just by looking at it. The temple is quiet and serene. The picturesque locale and ambience in turn, offers an absolutely cool and spiritual atmosphere.

9. Parshuram Temple, Somnath

Parshuram Temple, Somnath
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The temple lies on the banks of the holy river Triveni where Lord Parshuram is believed to have conducted his penance. One of the rare temple dedicated to Lord Parshuram this temple provides visitors with scenic surrounding and picturesque landscapes. According to legend, Parshuram had undergone a severe penance to free himself of the curse given to him by a king. It is believed, that it was here that Lord Shiva finally relieved Parshuram of his curse.

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