The Majestic Somnath Temple
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The Somnath Temple located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast of Gujarat, India is one of the twelve Jyotirlings (lingas of light) symbols of the God Shiva. Shiva:(pronunciation; Sanskrit: शिव Śiva, lit "Auspicious one" One of the Trimurtis Shiva is the supreme God in the Shaiva The Chalukya dynasty ( Kannada: ಚಾಲುಕ್ಯರು ʧaːɭukjə was an Indian royal dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and Central WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Veraval ( Gujarati:વેરાવળ Hindi:वेरावल is a city and a Municipality WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Veraval ( Gujarati:વેરાવળ Hindi:वेरावल is a city and a Municipality Saurashtra (also Soruth and Sorath) is a region of western India, located on the Arabian Sea coast of Gujarat state Gujarat (ગુજરાત Gujǎrāt, pronounced) is a state in western India. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam is a shrine where Lord Shiva, an aspect of God in Hinduism is worshipped in the form Shiva:(pronunciation; Sanskrit: शिव Śiva, lit "Auspicious one" One of the Trimurtis Shiva is the supreme God in the Shaiva It is mentioned in the Rig Veda. The Rigveda ( Sanskrit sa ऋग्वेद ṛgveda, a compound of ṛc "praise verse" and veda "knowledge" Somnath means "The Protector of Moon God". The Somnath Temple is known as 'the Shrine Eternal', as although the temple has been destroyed six times it has been rebuilt every single time. 
It has been said that The Moon God Chandra, being arrogant about his beauty, was cursed by his father-in-law Daksha to wane. In Hinduism, Chandra (lit "shining is a Lunar deity and a Graha. In Hinduism, Daksha, "the skilled one" is an ancient creator god one of the Prajapatis ref> Narada said The Moon then prayed to Lord Shiva at the Prabhas tirth who then removed the curse partially, thus causing the periodic waning of moon. Shiva:(pronunciation; Sanskrit: शिव Śiva, lit "Auspicious one" One of the Trimurtis Shiva is the supreme God in the Shaiva 
The Someshwar Mahadev temple stands tall among the temples of India. For the South Indian film see Ravana (film. Ravanaa, also transliterated as Raavana, Ravan or for the film industry in India see Cinema of Karnataka Sandalwood is the name for several fragrant Woods and their Essential Krishna (कृष्ण in Devanagari kṛṣṇa in IAST, ˈkr̩ʂɳə in classical Sanskrit is a deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism The construction of the present temple in Junagadh district began in 1980. It is the seventh temple built to commemorate the glory of Lord Somnath who is said to have known as Bhairaveshwar in the Satya Yug, Shravanikeshwar in Treta Yug and Shrigaleshwar in Dwapar Yug.
This Temple is the Holy God for the Sourashtra People living in Tamilnadu,these people are from this sourastra area in gujarat.
According to the legends, Soma, the moon God built the temple in gold, Ravan in silver, Krishna in wood and king Bhimdev of Anhilwad in stone. Soma constructed the temple as a gesture after Lord Shiva cured him of his illness. This illness was caused by his father-in-law Daksha Prajapati's curse. Daksha cursed him to wane as he was infatuated with Rohini and was neglecting the other 26 wives, all 26 of whom were the daughters of Prajapati. It is said that Brahma advised him to build the temple in honour of Shiva.
The present temple is the seventh temple reconstructed on the original site. The first temple of Somnath is said to have existed before the beginning of the commmon era. The second temple, built by the Yadava kings of Vallabhi in Gujarat, replaced the first one on the same site around 649. Vallabhi (modern Vala) is an ancient city located in Saurashtra Peninsula in Gujarat, in western India, near Bhavnagar. Events By Place Europe Reccaswinth succeeds his father Chindaswinth as king of the Visigoths.
In 725 Junayad, the Arab governor of Sind, sent his armies to destroy the second temple. Events By Place Europe Bede publishes On the reckoning of time ( De temporum ratione) calculating dates The araB gene Promoter is a bacterial promoter activated by e L-arabinose binding Sindh ( Sindhī: سنڌ Urdu: سندھ is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhis. The Pratihara king Nagabhata II constructed the third temple in 815, a large structure of red sandstone. Origin The Gurjar Pratiharas were one of the Agnikula clans of Rajputs according to a legend given in later manuscripts of Prithviraj Raso Nagabhata II (805-833 succeeded Vatsraja as king of The Pratiharas, also called the Gurjara-Pratiharas For the area code see Area code 815. For the fictional airline flight see Oceanic Flight 815.
In 1024, Mahmud Ghazni raided the temple from across the Thar Desert. Mahmud of Ghazni (محمود غزنوی Maḥmūd-e Ghaznawī ( November 2, 971 - April 30, 1030) also known as Yāmīn The Thar Desert ( Hindi: थार मरुस्थल also known as the Great Indian Desert, is During his campaign, Mahmud was challenged by Ghogha Rana, who at the ripe age of 90, sacrificed his own clan fighting against this iconoclast. The temple and citadel were ransacked, and more than 50,000 defenders were massacred; Mahmud personally hammered the temple's gilded lingam to pieces and the stone fragments were carted back to Ghazni, where they were incorporated into the steps of the city's new Jamiah Masjid (Friday mosque).
The fourth temple was built by the Paramara King Bhoj of Malwa and the Solanki king Bhima of Gujarat (Anhilwara) or Patan between 1026 and 1042. Paramara (also known as Parmara and Parmar) is the name of a prominent Arya Agnivanshi Rajput clan of medieval India, which ruled Bhoja was a Philosopher king and Polymath of medieval India. He ruled the kingdom of Malwa in Central India from about 1010 The Solanki (from Chalukya, an ancient Indian dynasty are a Hindu clan who ruled parts of western and central India between the 10th WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Patan City was capital of Gujrat in Medieval Times Patan may refer to places in Afghanistan, India and Nepal: Afghanistan Patan Afghanistan The wooden structure was replaced by Kumarpal who built the temple of stone. Kumarpal (1143-1172 AD was a famous ruler of Anahilavada ( Patan)
The temple was razed in 1297 when the Sultanate of Delhi conquered Gujarat, and again in 1394. The Delhi Sultanate ( Urdu: دلی سلطنت, दिल्ली सलतनत or Sultanat e Hind ( سلطنتِ هند; सलतनत ए The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb destroyed the temple again in 1706. Aurangzeb ( (full title Al-Sultan al-Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram Abul Muzaffar Muhiuddin Muhammad Aurangzeb Bahadur Alamgir I Padshah Ghazi) ( November 4, Year 1706 ( MDCCVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a 
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, then Home Minister & the first Deputy Prime Minister of India took a pledge on November 13, 1947 for its reconstruction for the seventh time. Vallabhbhai Patel (વલ્લભભાઈ પટેલ IPA:) (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950 was a political and social leader of India who played The Home Minister, or more properly the Minister for Home Affairs, is a position in the Indian Cabinet, at both State and Union levels The Deputy Prime Minister of India is a member of the Indian cabinet in the Indian government. Events 1002 - English king Ethelred orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A mosque present at that site was shifted few miles away. It was completed on December 1 and President of India, Dr. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican The President of India or Rashtrapati ( Hindi: राष्ट्रपति a Sanskrit Neologism, lit Rajendra Prasad dedicated it in the service of the nation. Dr Rajendra Prasad (डा॰ राजेन्द्र प्रसाद ( December 3, 1884 &ndash February 28, 1963) was the The present temple was built by the Shree Somnath Trust which looks after the entire complex of Shree Somnath and its environs. 
The Present temple, Kailash Mahameru Prasada, is built in the Chalukya style of temple architecture and reflects the skill of the Sompuras, Gujarat's master masons. The Chalukya dynasty ( Kannada: ಚಾಲುಕ್ಯರು ʧaːɭukjə was an Indian royal dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and Central
The temple is situated at such a place that there is no land in between from Somnath seashore to Antarctica. Such an inscription in Sanskrit is found on the ARROW-PILLAR erected on the sea-protection wall at the Somnath Temple. Sanskrit (sa संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short sa संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a historical The Darshani Gates of the Golden Temple in Amritsar are the Somnath Temple Gates, which were brought back by the army of the mighty Jat-Sikh King Maharaja Ranjit Singh from Afghanistan.
In 1951 Dr. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, who performed the Jyotirling-Pratishthapan ceremony of the new Temple said, "The Somnath Temple signifies that the power of creation is always greater than the power of destruction. Dr Rajendra Prasad (डा॰ राजेन्द्र प्रसाद ( December 3, 1884 &ndash February 28, 1963) was the The President of India or Rashtrapati ( Hindi: राष्ट्रपति a Sanskrit Neologism, lit "
Air - The nearest Airport is at Diu, (90 km ) which is connected with Mumbai.
Rail - Veraval, (5 km ) is the closest Railway station.
Road - State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect various centres of Gujarat to Somnath.