Names and synonym of the temple: Somnath temple is known as one of the
religious temple as well as great historical significant spot. A
religious book, Shiv Mahapuram has stated the argument between two powerful gods
namely Vishnu and Brahma. Lord Brahma is known as Hindu god of creation where as
Vishnu is known as Hindu God of Saving. They have a fight with regards to their
A test was conducted by Lord
Shiva with the huge endless pillar of light.
Both the powerful god, Vishnu and Brahma have diversified their ways to avail
the point where the light gets ended. Brahma told a lie with regards to his
finding the end point of light. On this Shiva appeared as the second pillar of
the light. He also said that, Brahma will have no place in the ceremonies just
because of his lie. But Vishnu would be worshiped by all his followers till the
Place: The place where Somnath temple is
situated is known as Gujarat in India. The exact location of the temple is at
Prabhas Kshetra which is just beside Veraval. One of the 12 Jyotirlinga is
placed at the western coast of Gujarat. The term Somnath is having a meaning
of protector of the God that indiactes Moon. Another name of Somnath
temple is also known as “the shrine Eternal”.
Description: According to the information furnished by the
legend, Soma is the moon god in the name of whom the powerful temple have been
The temple is with a golden touch where the idol of Ravan is laid down in silver
color. You can also visit the idol of Sri Krishna in wood. There was a
curse for Soma who was the son in law of Daksha, He was married with the
daughters of Daksha but have got a feeling of love for one wife of his. Daksha
felt it to be an injustice. Thus he cursed his son in law for not providing same
statues to all his wives. This happened just because other daughters have
complained about his negligence.
Interesting facts about the place: This is the
powerful temple which has been destroyed six times but has been rebuilt six
times. The recent update of the temples rebuilt has been in November 1947. The
removal of curse has been done by Lord Shiva after Soma had made a jyotirlinga
and worshiped the god.