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Somnath Temple

The Somnath Temple

The Somnath Temple

The Somnath Temple situated in the Prabhas Kshetra close to Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat in India. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples of the lord Shiva. It has presently become a visitors spot for pilgrims. The temple is believed blessed because of the different legends associated to it. Somnath means “The Protector of (the) Moon god”. The Somnath Temple is recognized as “the Shrine Eternal”, having been demolished many times by Islamic kings and monarchs. Most freshly it was reconstructed in November 1947, when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel tripped the region for the addition of Junagadh and mooted a plan for renovation. After Patel’s death, the restoration sustained under K. M. Munshi, another minister of the Government of India.
As per Shiv Mahapuran, once the Hindu God of creation named Brahma and the Hindu God of protection Vishnu had a dispute in terms of superiority of creation. To examine them, Shiva pierced the three worlds as a huge eternal pillar of light, the jyotirlinga. Vishnu and Brahma crack their customs to downwards and upwards correspondingly to discover the end of the light in either direction. Brahma lied that he originates out the end, while Vishnu approved his defeat. Shiva come into viewed as a second pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he would have no position in ceremonies while Vishnu would be worshiped till the end of perpetuity.