Somnath Temple is also known as the Eternal Shine and is located at Veraval port in Saurashtra, Gujarat. It is believed according to the Hindu Mythology that no pilgrimage is complete without visiting this Temple that is build to Honour Lord Shiva. It is one of the most amazing and oldest Temples in India and it also has a mention in Rig Veda, Skandpuran, Shivpuran, and Shreemad Bhagavad Geeta. Out of the total 12 Jyotirlingas, this Temple is said to be the first.

The Temple is said to be Eternal because it was destroyed six times in history but still every time, was rebuilt in glory. The Garbhagraha, the Sabhamandapam, and the Nrityamandapam are the three main parts of the Temple. The Linga is made of iron, and the roof of the sanctum is made of loadstone. It is said that if you are going to take a dip in the Someshwar Kund, you will be getting rid of all your sins.

General Information

  • Somnath Temple is well connected by Railways and Air. The nearest airport is Diu, which is 85 km away. The nearest railway station is Somnath and regular train service is available from all major cities in Gujarat.
  • The temple opens for general Darshan at 6:00 AM and closes at 10 PM. The timings of the Aarti the main shrine is 7 AM, 12 Noon and 7 PM.
  • A Light and Sound show titled “Jay Somnath” is performed daily between 8 PM and 9 PM.

Visitor Information

  • Items such as Belts, Mobile phones, Cameras and Shoes are not allowed inside the temple.
  • Maintain silence inside the temple.
  • Online Darshan facility is also available for people.
  • Wheelchair facilities for disabled and senior citizens are available at the gate of the temple.
  • Dresses such as mini-skirts, revealing tops, shorts, etc. should be avoided.
  • There is lift inside the temple for elderly people.
  • Footwear is not allowed inside the temple premises and you need to remove them before entering the gates.
  • Smoking and drinking are prohibited inside the temple complex.
  • Do not pollute or damage Temple premises.
  • English, Gujrati, and Hindi languages are well spoken and understood by locals.

Best Time to Visit

Winter is the best time to visit Somnath Temple between October to March. The temperature remains really nice and you will be able to enjoy the place to fullest.

Homatmak Atirudra


This Yagna washes away your sins and brings peace and prosperity.

Homatmak Lagurudra


It is performed to remove the evil effects of planets in the horoscope.

Homatmak Maharudra


Recitations of Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda and Atharva Veda is done in front of the deities of the temple.



Mahashivratri, this festival celebrated in all places of Gujarat fanfare like. Crowd and number of visitors is increased during this festival.



Navratri, this festival is enjoyed by all religion in Gujarat.



Avalaksha Bilva Pooja, Kalsarpa yog Nivaran Vidhi, Shivpuran Path, Mahadugdh Abhishek, Gangajal Abhishek and Navagraha Jaap.

Savalaksha Samput Mahamrityunjaya Jaap


Done to increase longevity and immortality of the person.

Bhalka Tirtha

Bhalka, Junagadh.

Bhalka Tirtha, this is located 5km on the Prabhas Veraval Highway. Lord Shri Krishna was resting in meditation poses under a pipal tree.

Dehotsarg Teerth


Dehotsarg Teerth, is located a distance of 1.5 km from Somnath Temple. Lord Shri Krishna left the earth from this spot. His footprints in marble are installed in a small open shrine.

Prachi Tirth


Prachi Tirth, it is said that one time visit of Prachi Tirth is equal to 100 times Kashi Darshan. Lord krishna gave the lesson of the 'BHAGVAT' to the Uddhava. So,the prachi tirth is the greatest places pilgrimage in india. situated 20 km distance from Somnath temple.

Swati Restaurant

Kotecha Complex, Opposite Sardar Patel Bhavan, Jayshree Road, Talav Gate, Junagadh.

Swati Restaurant has a wide menu, which enables you to choose food of your choice. The place is well-maintained and offers fast service. The warm hosp

Real Taste Restaurant

Zanzarda Road, Near Moti Palace Gold, , Opposite Hari Om Nagar, Junagadh.

Sagar Restaurant

Riddhi Siddhi Apartment, Near S. T. Bus Stand Road, Veraval.

Paradise Restaurant

Opposite Aradhna talkies, Patan road, Veraval.

Magnum Inn

Opposite Sakkarbaug Zoo, Junagadh.

Located just opposite the famous Shakkar Baug Zoo, Magnum Inn operates a 24-hour front desk to welcome guests at all hours. Free WiFi access is available in all areas

Leo Resorts

Taleti Road, Near Girnar Darvaja, Junagadh.

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre, Leo Resorts is located in Junagadh. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. The accommodation will provide you with air conditioning and a seating area.

Hotel Madhuram

Junagadh Rd, Veraval.

Hotel Sun Plaza

Somnath Bypass Corner, P. Patan, Somnath, Gir Somnath, Veraval.


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