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Somnath Mandir in Gujarat

In the state of Gujarat, the historic temple of Somnath mandir is situated in the coast of Patan. There is 12 holy jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva in the country. The first and most important of them is the complete jyothirlinga here. Somnath is also mentioned in the rigid Rigveda. This temple of Somnath is still in front of many destructive foreign invaders who want to rob and loot the Temple glory.

First of all, what is the meaning of this Jyotirlinga? Jyotirlinga means that the point of the Jyotirlinga. Lord Shankar has sprung up in 12 places on this earth. These twelve places have been given the symbol of Jyotirlinga.

Somnath Mandir in Gujarat

The name of this bar Jyotirlinga is-
[1] Somnath
[2] Nageshwar
[3] Mahakaleshwar
[4] Mallikarjuna
[5] Bhimashankar
[6] Omkareshwar
[7] Kedarnath
[8] Kashi Vishwanath
[9] Trimbakeshwar
[10] Dhrishneshwar
[11] Rameshwar,
[12] Baiganjath

According to legend, Som means God Chandra built gold, Ravana silver and Sri Krishna built a wooden temple. He was married to 24 moon constellations, but he was beloved of two queens, and other queens grieved and went to his father. Daksha Raja cursed the moon to weaken its power. Then he worshipped Shivaji's Mahamrutnayya Mantra in this field. After that, Shivaji's grace is illuminated for 15 days and 15 days of the dark moon. Therefore, Lord Shiva established his Jyothi here and it became known as Somnath.

Somnath's first temple was said to have existed 2000 years ago. In 649 AD, King Maitre of Vallabhini renovated the temple and replaced it with another temple. In 725, the Arab ruler of Sindh took his army and attacked the temple and destroyed the temple. Pratishtha King Nagabhatt II constructed the temple for the third time in 815 using a red stone (sandstone). In 1026, Mohammed Ghazni robbed precious jewels and property of Somnath temple. After the robbery, the pilgrims slaughtered the temple and burned the temple and demolished it. After taking revenge, the king of Patan Bhimdev Solki buried Mohammed Ghazni with the army in the desert of Kutch. And AED 1026 began to build 9 of the temple of Somnath. Which was completed in AED 1042? After that Siddharaj Jai Singh, who was the founder of Gujarat, Nilkhar was born in the 16th century. Somnath was once again destroyed when in 1297  when Delhi Sultan Allauddin Khilji's General Malcolm Cafe took possession of Gujarat. In 1394 it was destroyed again. In 1706, the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb again demolished the temple.


Again, this temple was built by the three centuries of Vana Vahan, when the Iron Man of India and the first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel travelled to Junagadh following Independence. When went to Somnath with him, and Jyotindhara Kanhaiyalal Munshi, Gujarat's Chief Minister, Kakasagheb Gadgil, Jamsaheb, came to the centre of Banghamak, and he went to the sea and took a donation of water and announced the plan for the rehabilitation of the temple, Jam Sahib gave a donation of Rupees one lakh. On November 13, 1947, they pledged to rebuild the temple. And in the fifth, removing the fossils of the temple, today's Somnath temple was built for its sixth time on its original site. Somnath - "Kailash Mahameru Prasad Mandir" exhibits a spectacular art of Sompura artisans of Gujarat. The height of this temple is 175 feet. The crest and the flag on the peak feel the severity. This type of construction has not happened in the last 800 years. In 1951 Dr Prasad Pratibha has been honoured by Dr Rajendra Prasad. So that the tradition of Shankar's worship for 2000 years has been in this area. A statue of a standing idol has been placed in the vicinity of the height peak.

According to the inscription written in Sanskrit on the coast, only the sea is situated between the temple and the southern part of the earth, and there is no land. Bhalakatirth is situated right here, from where Lord Krishna went to his Nijdamham. Here he was beaten by a hunter and pierced the Padma in his foot. From this place Lord Balakrishna, the elder brother of Lord Krishna, went from here to the abyss. Here Poonam is at the top of the temple, and every day publishes him on sunrise every day. Therefore, Harihar's meeting in this field is wonderful.

50 thousand people have died

When Sultan Mahmood came to India, he fought a war of religion. With the intention of becoming Hindus, Mohammedan tried to break the temple of Somnath. In December 1025, he reached Somnath and there many Indians tried to stop him. Thousands of people were crying for help in the temple. He continued to fight against Sultan from the temple till last breath. According to one estimate, 50 thousand people lost their lives in this war.

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